Tired of the traditional conversation candy hearts? We are, too. That's why we decided to experiment with writing (er, um…laser engraving) messages to our Valentines on more edible (and more healthy!) types of food.
For this project, we used an Epilog laser cutter to etch out our messages. The laser cutter is hands down our favorite crafting tool, and we are lucky enough to be able to rent time on one here in San Francisco, since it's not necessarily an affordable and easily accessible craft gadget for most people. But, keep in mind that you can replicate these ideas using food pens; or, if you're feeling even more crafty, try coming up with a new recipe to make for your sweetie using these ingredients. Try serving it with a notecard conveying one of the messages below. Potato gratin for your Spud Muffin with a side of Mint For Each Other peppermint tea? Your Valentine will melt. Go and get creative with those edibles!
BANANAS FOR YOU
WRAPPED UP IN YOU
MY SPUD MUFFIN * YOU'RE A SPUD * MY SWEET POTATO
ORANGE WE GREAT TOGETHER?
NUTS 4 U
TWO PEAS IN A POD
MINT FOR EACH OTHER
We ended up taking a stab at conversation hearts as well, but we used cookies instead of candies and came up with a few fun sayings that you'll probably never find on actual conversation hearts (our favorite: 150 Calories of Love). For an extra geeky idea, try writing your Valentine's Twitter handle on one of these, and tell him or her that they are your "Tweetheart" :)
What other sayings would you use on your Valentine's edibles? Leave us a note in the comments below or find us on Twitter.