My favorite candy in the whole wide world is Swedish Fish, and I thought it would be fun to give them away as Valentines to a few select lucky peeps! Who wouldn’t love to get this on Valentine’s Day? Perfect teacher gift!
This is the kind of project I love to do with my kids, because it comes together so easy and my kids LOVE using the die cut machine. And the results are usually super cute! Here’s what I did!
First, I gathered up my materials – I didn’t intend to buy the most ginormous size of Swedish Fish available, but that’s the only one they had at my supermarket. I did the printable tag on white cardstock. You can make your own! Download the printable right here: GummiFish_Printable. The larger tag is made with various colored cardstock and red twine.
I used my Sizzix die cut machine to cut out the red fish tags, using Laura Kelly‘s Sizzix/Ellison die for Fish and Dairy from the Nutrition Collection (A11100). You can also use this die to make darling little milk cartons and cheese wedges, which you can see used in other DIY Valentine projects linked below!
Look how cute these fishies are, all bagged and tagged!
Okay that’s cool and all, but THIS is the one for your bae right here – big old jar of Swedish Fish, you can’t go wrong, especially with this sweet tag! I love the blue button eye.
Here are a few more cute ideas for DIY Valentines using Laura Kelly’s dies! I love the cheese – I think it’s so freaking cute! Here are the links to find the projects:
- Goldfish – A Night Owl Blog
- Cheese and Mouse – Everyday Party Magazine
- Milk Cartons – Me and My INKlings
I know you want to make some adorably cute Valentines of your own with this awesome die, so you should definitely enter this giveaway, sponsored by Laura Kelly – you can win a Sizzix Big Shot machine and the Laura Kelly die used in these projects. Woohoo!
Happy Valentine’s Day!