I like to come up with fun alternatives to candy for holidays like Valentine’s day.
This is the second year I’ve made some easy play-doh Valentines (thank you Pinterest!) for my son’s class (this year he’s in a different class with different kids and I already had the file, so it worked out well). I found a file online with SVG downloads for the labels, but I ran into issues with it, so I just recreated the labels in Silhouette studio. They are printed on adhesive label paper.
Back in 2017, I was active on some Silhouette groups on Facebook. Personalized Valentine monkeys were a big hit that year (seriously, you couldn’t sign on without being bombarded by these monkeys!). I ended up jumping on the monkey train and making some for LittleBookLover’s preschool class. The monkeys came from the dollar tree and I was able to whip them up pretty quickly with my heat press (I was able to do something like 12 at a time). The silvers on the red and pink looked better in person than it does in the pics.
I also used the Silhouette to create some Starbucks Valentines for the teachers. I used washi tape and twine to make each one unique. I used the print and cut feature for the mocha and latte sentiments and then colored the words in with markers. I was able to tuck a gift card in behind the cup sleeve. I used a marker font on the back to write each teacher’s name. Here is where I downloaded the Starbucks gift card file. This is a handy file to have, as I was able to use it for last year’s teacher Valentines as well!