Do you have a Valentine’s Day tradition?
When I was a kids, my parents used to leave little gifts and love notes out on the porch. We received candies, posters, videos. I remember one year cupid left me The Neverending Story.
Remember that movie? Loved it. And, yes, I was a strange child that believed anything fantasy. Ahhh, but I digress…For whatever reason, that tradition isn’t one I’ve carried over. Don’t know why. It’s one I remember well.
Instead, each February we play host to some little visitors – the love bugs. While the love bugs are in town, they leave us little treats, notes and toys in specially designated mailboxes.
If I was really awesome, my mailboxes would be decorated smartly like the ones on the far left. Or, maybe I would have had the boys claim ownership by decorating the boxes themselves like the ones in the middle. Since I am not that on top of things, I just adorned the mailboxes with sparkly stickers and chipboard.
(This is where I tell you how much I love the Target dollar section. They have such great stuff – like these mailboxes!)
This year I thought it would be fun to celebrate the bugs arrival with a little treat. I found these great “glasses” at the dollar store. They are actually vases, but heck they make a great milk glass.
And seriously, who doesn’t love a good Oreo – especially one that looks like a ladybug.
Thanks to our Super Bowl celebration and some good on hand supplies I actually had everything (Oreos, candy melts, Milk Duds, mini chocolate chips and heart shaped sprinkles) to make these little guys on hand. They were simple – I think they took me less than 10 min.
2. Dip Oreo cookie in candy melts.
3. Stick on Milk Dud head, mini chocolate chip spots and eyes.
Done. Totally easy and totally fun!Featured on: UCreate Foods Linking up to: Today’s Creative – Get Your Craft On Blue Cricket Design Tatertots and Jello Be Different Act Normal