With Valentine’s Day approaching, I wanted to create a little treat that is equally fun to make as it is to enjoy. I decided that the time was right to use up some of the craft supplies I’ve been hoarding in my supply box — a huge undertaking! It all started when I found some old, emtpy spice jars without the labels..
I created a sweet and salty treat — the best part? No baking required.
DIY: We’re A Perfect Match
What you need:
Red Food Coloring
(Option: Red Frosting over Powdered Sugar, Water and Food Coloring)
Small Jar – I used spice jars from Trader Joes
Ribbon or Twine
Pen of Choice
Create frosting: Mix food coloring, water, and powdered sugar – depending on your amount needed and the exact color you want, the quantities will change. I recommend starting with sugar and then slowly adding small amounts of water while mixing. When you reach an ideal consistency, add drops of red food coloring.
Frost: With a sheet of wax paper on hand, dip pretzels into the frosting, on one end only, to create the look of a matchstick. Lay on wax paper to dry.
Create: While matchsticks dry, create labels for your jar. I had black tag stickers that needed a backing. With some colorful paper, I added a sticker to each and cut out the desired shape. I then used a hole puncher to create the tag for the jar. I used a white pen I had on hand to write a sweet note. Finally, with colorful twine and threading the tag was added, creating the perfect vessel for the Valentines treat.
Ta-Da!: Once pretzels are dry, add to jar and seal.
Happy Valentine’s Day!
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