Hi there friends!
Long time no post! I apologize for the silence on the blog the past few weeks. I took some much needed time away from social media to enjoy the holiday season with family and friends. But I am already gearing up for Valentine’s Day and the months to come!
Valentine’s Day is such a fun holiday – for all ages! I saw this idea years ago on Pinterest and I cannot seem to find the link anywhere, but I could easily see myself making this edible confetti for my co-workers, Zac or my future children’s class parties. It is such a fun twist on regular AirHeads!
All you need to transform the gummy candies into fun heart confetti is a regular hole puncher, a small heart cookie cutter (or whatever size your heart desires), red and white AirHeads, wax paper, clear treat bags and washi tape (not pictured).
Unwrap your candy and place them in between two sheet of wax paper. Place the candy into a microwave for approximately 15 seconds, varying on your microwave. You want your candy to melt, but just warm to the touch. CAUTION – if microwaved to long you can easily burn yourself and create a very sticky mess in your microwave from it melting out of the wax paper.
Once it has cooled enough for you to be able to lift off the top wax paper you can begin cutting out your hearts like you would a cookie. ( Side note : You could easily cut out blue, green or orange AirHeads to make the confetti more boy driven! ) Allow the candy to harden for about 5 minutes before placing them into your treat bags.
By the way, I am pretty sure she used Fruit by the Foot verses Airheads. Which I highly suggest using if you have little ones wanting to help with the project! (:
I hope you found this small DIY simple and began to turn your wheels on Valentine’s Day treats. I also added a few V-Day facts below that I found so interesting.
- There are approximately 50 million roses given on Valentine`s Day around the world.
- Valentine`s Day is the second most popular day of the year for sending cards, second only to Christmas.
- Approximately 27 percent of those who buy flowers on Valentine`s Day are women. The other 73% are men.
- Approximately 15% of women send themselves flowers on Valentine`s Day.
- At least 9 million people buy their pets a gift on Valentine`s Day. (I will be 1 of the 9 million this year…)
- Every Valentine`s Day, the Italian city of Verona receives approximately 1,000 letters that have been addressed to Juliet. This is where Romeo and Juliet, the young lovers in Shakespeare`s play, lived.
Stay tuned for some exciting news and projects coming soon!