Monday, February 14, 2011

Love Juice Valentines Tutorial

Happy Valentines Day! 

We spent our weekend putting together our love juice bottles for school.  I was so proud of my oldest girl she did everything by herself except tying the bows.  She loves to create more than I do. 

And just so I can have this on my records, here is the tutorial originally found on Tatertots and Jello

Valentines is one of my favorite holidays.  Not because I'm into all the lovey couple stuff. I have so many fond memories of making valentines boxes, delivering valentines, receiving gifts from cupid and the giant heart cookies my mom would make.  

Since my kids can't make boxes like I did, I've decided to help them make special valentines to give out to classmates. I was inspired to make Love Juice packets one day when my kids were begging me to have some of my Crystal Light. 

There is something magical about mixing some up. 

And they are delicious. 

What I used:

a bottle of water
Hawaiian punch singles ($1 for a pack of 8 at Walmart)
a roll of heart wrapping paper (from targets $1 bins), scrapbook paper will work too.
avery file folder labels #48366
card stock for heart labels
paper straws

First remove water bottle label and replace with a 2" strip of wrapping paper. I taped mine in place. 

Print heart labels on card-stock. 
You can find them HERE. Make sure to print in the landscape setting. I cut and matted (optional) my label. Then taped it to the middle, front of bottle with double sided tape. 

Next I applied my Love Juice label to the mix pouches. 
You can print my labels HERE. *They are formatted to only print on Avery file folder labels #48366.
**When you click on the link it will automatically be sent to your downloads. When you click on the file it will pop up as a word file.**
***If you are having trouble downloading the file, please email me and I will send you the file as an attachment.***

I punched a hole in the top of the pouch and strung a ribbon through it.  I tied a knot around the neck of the bottle keeping it loose enough that I could slide a straw through as well. 

That's it, they are ready to be delivered.
Thanks so much for sharing your day with me Jen.  You are one of my favorite people in blogland. 


Jessica at Me Sew Crazy said...

very cute idea! Love the thought of the fruit punch to turn it red, my daughter would love that. Definitely love juice :)

Mandy Beyeler said...

we just got these all ready to take to the party today - - my problem: carrying 24 water bottles (kinda heavy!) AND a toddler....I've got them loaded into a small suitcase with wheels..phew!

Urban Nester said...

this is such an adorable idea !
just found your blog . it's so great .
check out some of my crafts sometime over at

Shannon said...

That has to be one of the cutest V-Day ideas I've ever seen! I'll have to remember that one! :)

Suzie said...

love this!!

Sweetaimee81 said...

I absolutley love this. we are in the middle of a move so my daughter didn't get to have a valentines party this year (she starts new school tomorrow) I am going to have to make her one of these to surprise her when she gets home tomorrow!! Thanks for the great idea :)

Jess@craftiness is not optional said...

that is too cute!

N said...

Where can I procure some of these adorable paper straws for myself?!

Anonymous said...

Very creative. I love it!

Hayley said...

I used your tutorial and posted all about it! I am including the link if you are interested. Thanks so much. We had a lot of fun making these. It was a great idea.

limefish studio said...

Love this & just wanted to let you know I included it in my Ultimate Valentine's Guide!

Janet said...

This is such a fun idea! My kids would love this! I'm featuring this today, thanks for sharing the printables. :)

Heather said...

The link to the file labels is down! Will you repost? HELP!! I bought everything to make this!!!

Kalleen at Second Street said...

Heather, thanks for letting me know. I'm pretty sure I've got it fixed. It you are still having problems, please email me and I will send you the file.

Kara said...

Where did you find the straws?

jandehenderson said...

The label form will not download. Could you email it to me? Thanks so much!

Kimberly said...

I love this idea and am attempting to download the heart punches and google docs won't let me, could you help?

Thank you for an help you can give...

BarkerFamily said...

My paper straws came in the mail today. So excited to make these!!! My baby is due on valentines, so I started making the love Juice. The juice labels seem to download fine, but I can not get the Heart punches to load in google Docs. Can you help me? Thanks for your desire to share your ideas...I seem to have run low on inspiration.

Unknown said...

Thank you so much for sharing. This is a super cute idea!

melissa klever said...

Target ! Party aisle

melissa klever said...

Could you please email me the label as an attachment !


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