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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

striped straws and polka dot bags

Hello crafty friends!  Are you scrambling around pulling together your valentines?  Today I'm going to show you how I used some unconventional colors to put together some really cute little valentine packages.
When I saw the colored striped straw packages at Michael's I knew I wanted to give them to my friends for valentine's day.  I just love to drink out of striped straws.  They are in the dollar section at Michael's.

There is a new line of small cards, washi tape and glassine bags at Michael's too.  I loved the orange polka dot.  Chicklets fit perfectly inside.  Did you like Chicklets when you were a kid? 

Next I used my large heart punch to punch out a bunch of hearts.  I glued some on the top of the straw packages, and added some to the green and white chevron mini cards I bought at Michael's.

Last of all I made some tiny clothespins to attach the cards.  

I tied the whole package together with a little ribbon.  Cute and inexpensive!  If you like stripes and polka dots together check out my pinterest page http://pinterest.com/jenni_swenson1/stripes-and-polka-dots/


  1. eeeeek again! of course I could gasp in happiness at everything you do! those orange polkadot baggies are so cute! xoxoxoxo