Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Pixie Stix Valentines...

So I thought I was being totally original with this idea....until I walked down the Valentine candy aisle at the grocery store and saw some Pixie Stix Valentine kits.....

Oh well! We'll call mine the 'homemade version'!! (Plus, they're WAY cheaper to make yourself!)



Let's compare prices, shall we?

**Pixie Stix Valentine Kit- $3.59 (at my grocery store). Makes 32 valentines.

**My Homemade Version- $1.25 (you can buy Pixie Stix for $1.00 at the dollar store. Didn't know that until after I bought mine at the grocery store. And I used paper that I already had at home). Makes 49 valentines.

I think I'll stick with my homemade version!

On a side note...My 10-year-old daughter has been helping me put these together, and she looked over at me the other night as we were busy glueing and inking edges and said, "This is really fun....and relaxing!" My thoughts EXACTLY! I think I may have gained a crafting partner {Woo Hoo}!!


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19 comments:

nap time journal said...

And yours are sooooooo cute! more cute then the ones they sell! Love them!

Melissa said...

they are lovely, and hey, dont even worry about the fact that you seen some that were just like what you created. Always remember you made yours with love, theres ...likely not so much. The joys of a mass merchant perhaps. I prefer small businesses any day of the week. And really, if we dont support each other on growth, then who will.:):)

jenjen said...

VERY CUTE! My daughter loves those. How cute to make them and share with her class!

Love it! Can I post this with my Friday Favorites this week??

XOXO
Jen

Andrea said...

What a cute idea. Thanks for sharing.

fawnda said...

Cute idea! I love it! I love the story about your crafty daughter too!

Pricklybranch Manor said...

That always happens to me too! I think " wow, this would be great!" And then I see it some where else..lol! I love these they're perfectly unique and inexpensive!
Thanks for sharing.
Blessings

Steph @ somewhatsimple said...

Misty, those are fantastic!

Shanade said...

These are super cute! Thanks for the idea.

It's Sew Stinkin Cute said...

Misty those are so super stinkin cute! I posted about them on my site today and can't wait to make them with a twist for Valenties and Laci's party too. You rock toots!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

These are neat! I'll bet the kids love them. Don't you hate when you think you've come up with such a great idea and then see it somewhere!

Tara Finch said...

Very cute. I'm going to email this to myself and then ignore it until February 15th.

The Girl Creative said...

Those are great. So are the stick of gum valentines. :)

Christina said...

I love it!!! Great idea and the best part is spending that quality time with your DD, doing something you both enjoy!!! Great job mom!

Angie@Treasures4Tots said...

VERY cute!

Come share it this Thursdays at my Treasures for Tots party!

http://treasuresfortots.blogspot.com/

Kate @ The Gaines Gang said...

Really, Just TOO CUTE!!!!

Thanks for the great idea!

michelle@somedaycrafts said...

I'm featuring these ones too and putting a plug in for your blog!

gina said...

these are so cool and inexpensive. Of course, I don't have the supplies, but I have paper and maybe I'll grab some heart stickers!

Sonia said...

Hey these are awesome! So clever of you to come up with the idea of making your own thriftier version!

Amanda said...

LOVE THIS!

My daughter wanted to do some sort of Pixie Stix Valentine, thank goodness for Pinterest!!! Found your blog through the site...and now I have one very happy 10 year old! :)

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