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How did Valentine’s Day sneak up on us so fast? Our family loves to make homemade gifts and cards for friends and loved ones. Here are a few favorites:

1. A healthier version of Peppermint Patties that is so easy to make.

2. Make your own decorative stamps for cards with this simple egg carton craft.

3. A DIY Book of Love is such a sweet keepsake.

4. Kids can make their own crayons for classmates (try a heart-shaped silicon mold).

Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Mom Potato follows a few blogs for inspiration. For Valentine’s Day, Molly from Charlotte’s Fancy shared a wonderful, last minute gift idea—a simple book that tells family the 12 ways they’re loved most.

You need just a few supplies from around the house to make this sweet gift, including craft paper, note paper, scissors, glue and a stapler. MP used some simple embellishments, too.

A page out of CP#2’s book

What’s best about this book? It can be made any time you want to tell your loved ones how much they mean to you.

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A sweet Valentine to make with little ones.

A sweet Valentine to make with little ones.

For Cute Potato #1’s class Valentine’s Day party, we decided to make our own lollipop valentines. Sure, a card is fun, but candy and a card… even better! We traced our hearts using a heart-shaped cookie cutter on Martha Stewart scrapbooking paper, although any heavy cardstock will do. Next, we cut out the paper hearts and taped them to the flat-side of our lollipops (we found traditional, red lollipops at our local grocery store). Then CP #1 added sparkly letter stickers with her classmates’ initials to the paper hearts, and Momma Potato tied a grosgrain ribbon bow to each for a finishing touch. So easy! We can’t wait to give them to the kids at school tomorrow.

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