Indulge Your Sweet Tooth This Valentine’s Day!

People always have mixed feelings about Valentine’s Day. Some are all about it, going all out with red and pink decorations and making handmade cards for everyone they love. Others, myself included, are a bit more skeptical of this gushy holiday. Don’t get me wrong; I’m all about expressing love for the special people in your life. It’s just that I don’t think I need to cover myself (and my apartment) in head-to-toe pink in order to celebrate.

There is one thing about Valentine’s Day that makes the holiday totally worthwhile. What’s that?  The sweets, of course!  This is the one holiday (other than Halloween) where you get to gorge yourself on candy and other sugary treats. And for a chocoholic like myself, that’s all you need to fall in love with a holiday 🙂

To indulge all of us with a larger-than-average sweet tooth this Valentine’s Day, I decided to round up some of my favorite sweet treats.  Some of these you can actually savor, while others are merely dessert-inspired. But either way, these are all — by far — my favorite Valentine’s Day crafts in our collection.

Sweet, Sweet Crafts:

These Licorice Love Cookie Pops are such an adorable way to play with your food!  Hop on board the “cookie pop” trend with these crafty sweets on a stick!

Skip those Candy Conversation Hearts you can buy at the drug store and make your own instead!  This recipe shows you how to make a version that’s much tastier than the boxed variety. Plus when you go the homemade route, you can personalize the candies with whatever sayings strike your fancy!

I love the idea of giving someone a gigantic Hershey Kiss shaped treat for Valentine’s Day. But all is not as it seems from the picture. Inside this foil-wrapped treat is actually a giant rice krispie treat!  I think this is such a clever idea for a gift — or just a fun snack to eat on February 14th!


Sugar-Inspired Creations: (*NOTE: These should not actually be ingested):

Don’t these Crochet Cookie Hearts look good enough to eat?  Though I wouldn’t recommend eating them (unless you’re a fan of the taste of yarn!), they sure are cute to look at — and so much fun to make!  Use the free pattern to make a batch for your family and friends this Valentine’s Day!

 As Forest Gump was fond of saying: “Life is like a box of chocolates.”  But for us crafters, life is really more like a Box of Crochet Chocolates, now isn’t it?  Use your yarn to whip up something that will make your Valentine drool!

Who would have thought you can make gift wrap that looks like candy?  This Peppermint Candy Wrap would be a perfect way to give a Valentine’s Day present to someone special. Just make sure they don’t try and lick it!

If you love the idea of crafts that look like food, there are plenty more ideas just like these!  Check out our board on Pinterest for more foodie inspiration!

Now tell me:  Will you be making any sweet treats for Valentine’s Day this year?



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