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Surprise your best gal pals this Valentine’s Day with these fun & easy DIY glitter candles wrapped up with American Greetings cards.
A holiday that’s all about love? I’m in! I’m a huge fan of celebrating life’s little moments, and Valentine’s Day is all about taking time to show appreciation for friends and family we spend time with everyday.
As a busy mom, my girlfriends are my lifeline. I dearly love my kids and husband, of course, but sometimes you just need your girls when you’re in the trenches of motherhood. My friends have helped me through potty training two strong-willed kids, supported me as I navigated the world of working from home, and were there in those little moments when I texted the latest kooky thing that happened in the comedy that is parenting.
In short, the girls deserve a thank you. And this Valentine’s Day, I decided to gift them a fun, homemade craft that I know will be used & enjoyed over many a night of chatting and laughter.
I love gifting homemade candles, and I knew these American Greetings cards would be the perfect pairing for a “Galentine’s Day” gift. I mean, just look at those punchy colors & all the sparkles. So cute.
And American Greetings has a variety of Valentine’s Day for any giving occasion, so I had plenty of options for giving to friends. I grabbed a few for my daughters & hubby, plus plenty to pair with the candles for gift-giving.
I’m all about DIY candles because it’s a fun & easy craft that you can personalize for each person. It’s a truly unique gift, and every girl loves getting candles! Plus, it’s really easy to control the “ingredients”, and only use soy (or your preferred wax), and pure scented oils.
For these candles, I went with mason jars, and used glitter for a festive touch.
Attach the wick using a glue dot (a small piece of tape would also work) and press it to the bottom of the container using a straw.
I used a light layer of corn syrup (a paint brush or sponge brush helps here) to attach the glitter to the inside of the jars, and swirled it around to create a homemade, festive effect.
Fill the candle with melted soy wax and rose oil (1 oz oil to 1 lb wax), and allow to cool. That’s it! Couldn’t be easier, right?
I made a big batch all at once, and then had a blast wrapping them up in American Greetings gift bags. I love coordinating the bags, tissue paper, and cards for the ultimate gift. It’s so fun to hand a surprise present over to friends, especially moms who often spent their holidays thinking of others.
American Greetings cards range from funny to silly to romantic, and you can pick the perfect cards for each person. Don’t you love the moment when you find just the right card for someone? Let the cards do the talking this Valentine’s Day.
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