Sunday, February 2, 2014

Student Valentines

Don't you just love Valentine's Day?

I always struggle every year on what to make for my students. I want to do something cute, but don't want to spend a lot of money and definitely not a lot of time because let's face it; they just want to eat candy, they don't really care about cutesy stuff at that point.

I wanted to do something different since I didn't want to add to the candy chaos that will not doubt ensue come February 14th.  I was browsing around Target when it hit me! Enter: Angie's Popcorn.

Target sells these little snack packs that make perfect Valentines for teachers or parents that don't want to doll out high fructose corn syrup to their cute little nuggets.

I don't think I will be a huge fan of the "vanilla cupcake" flavor, but it's a good thing they aren't for me. :) It was either this or the Tutti Fruity flavor.

Instead of using the pre written on method of personalizing my bags, I decided to go a more crafty route.

I created printable labels (see below for the freebie) that I just tied on to the bags. I think this project took me about an hour (or at least two episodes of Pioneer Woman, however you choose to view time).

I printed the labels on printer paper, but I would've used card stock if I had some handy. I used my paper trimmer to cut the hearts out.

I just hole-punched two holes into the top of the single serving bags and the papers careful not to break the seal.

I then used baker's twine (I found mine at Target in the dollar section) to tie the paper onto each bag.

I love how they turned out; super cute and easy! I decided to put the label on the back just because I thought the front of the popcorn bag was really cute and I wanted it to be displayed and not covered.

OK so now repeat these steps one billion times, haha!

Click the picture below to download the labels if you are interested in creating these for your students.

Don't forget to add a little note on your loot if you don't want your husband to eat it, haha!

I hope you all are able to use this! Enjoy!


  1. Thanks, I always struggle with what to put into their valentine bags. If I can't find this I might just get the smaller microwave bags.

    I sure enjoy your blog.

    1. Smaller microwave bags are a great backup plan! Thanks for reading and commenting Pat! Have a wonderful Sunday. :)

  2. I LOVE this!! I've been trying to figure out what to give my kids that wasn't candy. I'm heading to Target later on today and will have to scour the shelves for the popcorn. For some reason I didn't see this a few weeks ago. Thanks for the labels! Super cute! Oh...and I haven't forgotten about emailing you about the photo projects! I have some ideas and this evening will shoot them your way. :)

    Fifth Grade Wit and

    1. Awesome! Can't wait to see your ideas! The popcorn was in the Valentine's section, I hope you can find it. Good luck at Target. :)

  3. Very cute! I saw that popcorn and was curious as to what it would taste like...hmmmm. I'm a tad envious you're permitted to give food/candy to students. That is a no-go in my district, it can be difficult coming up with some non-edible, but affordable gift options.
    Short and Sassy Teacher

    1. That is tough! I know that Target used to sell these mini Playdoh sets for Valentine's Day. I always thought those would be cute because kids love Playdoh no matter how old they are. My kids also go crazy for those glow sticks in the Target dollar section. You should post whatever you create and that we can all take your genius idea. ;) Good luck!