A Heartfelt DIY Gift Just in Time for Valentine’s Day
At the B+C office, the second we flip our calendars from January to February, we quietly freak out with joy over Valentine’s Day. The flowers, the love in the air, the appreciation for all things pink, and the promise of impending chocolate all give us major heart-eyes. Valentine’s Day is a time to celebrate *all* the special people in your life, not just your S.O. Don’t fret over finding the perfect gift; we’ve already found it for you. Today, we’re teaming up with My M&M’S® to share personalized gift ideas for the special people in your life. My M&M’S allows you to create customizable M&M’S; you can pick the color, add photos, clip art, and fun messages. It’s seriously so amazing! We’ll show you how to up-level this personalized treat with adorable V-day-themed gift boxes.
Let’s do this!
Materials and Tools:
- paper mâché heart boxes
- yellow, dark pink, and light pink spray paint (not pictured)
- red and light pink paint
- yellow, light pink, white, red, and tan felt
- hot glue
- red glitter
- light and dark pink streamers
- My M&M’S
for your foodie friend
We all have that friend who’s constantly thinking of food, perhaps even while enjoying their current meal. When looking for the right treat for them this Valentine’s Day, look no further. This DIY celebrates a food group staple, pizza, and is filled with “Pizza is BAE” M&M’S. Does it get any better?
Begin by spray painting a heart box a cheesy yellow color. Make sure you don’t get any paint on the inside of the box where your chocolates will go. After the yellow paint dries, use a small circular object to trace circles — this is your pepperoni. Paint the pepperoni red and sprinkle with red glitter while the paint is still wet. Shake off the excess glitter. Once the box is fully dry, fill it up with custom M&M’S.
for your single ladies
This DIY box filled with sweets goes out to all the lovely single ladies in your crew. Let’s get real: We’ll always choose fries over guys.
Start by spray painting a box dark pink. While the paint dries, cut French fries and a small fry box out from yellow and light pink felt. Once the paint is dry, hot glue the box and fries onto the heart box.
Add some extra flair by painting little stars on the top of the box.
Loving these so much, they will be hard to give away!
for your bae
A DIY fit for that special someone, the apple of your eye, the bacon to your eggs!
First, spray paint a heart box light pink. When the paint is dry, cut out bacon and eggs from felt and hot glue the eggs and bacon onto the box. Don’t worry about making them look perfect; we didn’t draw them out beforehand, just freestyled it.
These really speak to our hearts.
for your work bestie
Honestly, work besties make our M-F go round. Make your best friendship offish this V-Day by asking her to be your Galentine via a chocolate vessel.
Spray paint a heart box light pink and set aside to dry. Cut strips of streamers and fringe. Next, hot glue the strips of fringe all over the box and trim as you go.
These M&M’S are a personal favorite and perfect for celebrating Galentine’s Day on February 13. You can design your own M&M’S to say whatever you want!
**Pro Tip** Order a personalized bulk bag from My M&M’S ASAP to arrive in time for your gal pal extravaganza without having to pay rush shipping! HOLLA!
Now you have the perfect gifts for all the special people in your life.
Which one is your favorite?
Styling + DIY Production: Cassidy Miller
Photography: Brittany Griffin