Friday, February 10, 2012

Love is sweet...

I love Valentine's Day. I don't love the crowds at the restaurants or the over priced expected gifts that go along with it, but I do love the romantic notions behind this holiday. Maybe it's because Dave and I got engaged on Valentine's Day but whatever the reason, this day makes me happy.  Every year at this time, I am reminded of the sweet little paper valentines traded as children and also the yummy candy that always accompanied them.  And no matter how may years pass, I never get sick of the old traditional valentine's heart candy, lightly sweet and inscribed with messages of affection - "forever yours", "love u" and "kiss me" to name a few.  Although I have to admit that some of the current messages do make me feel old.  When did "text me" and "tweet me" become romantic conversation? Oh well, I still love them.  And of course, since this is a holiday, I had to make a wreath and these little candies made for the perfect adornment. :)

I started with a flat foam wreath and some pink construction paper. I cut the paper slightly larger than the wreath so that I would have good base for the candy.

Once the paper was glued on, I went to town using my hot glue gun to adhere the hearts onto the paper in several layers.

And voila!

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