I remembered seeing Angry Julie make these Lollipop Valentines last year with her son and thought to myself everyone should make these at least once in their lifetime. Not to mention there is a “contest” in our Kindergarten class to see who can come up with the most creative Valentine. I love a creative and EASY DIY project. I am going to show you how to make your own Lollipop Valentine’s Day Cards using your camera, a bag of lollipops and a printer.
- Hole punch -or- Exacto knife
- Lollipops (I like Tootsie roll but the traditional flat ones probably work better)
- Printed photo of your child pretending to hold a lollipop
Pose your child in front of a non busy background, doesn’t have to be white. Have them hold their arm up towards the camera pretending to hold the lollipop. Place the camera focal point on the face (advance photogs, dial your f-stop down so that you can shorten the focal distance between the face and hand, you want the hand to be blurry to add dimension.)
Open your photo in PhotoShop or Picnik (hurry they are closing 4/19/12) and add whatever you like, I did a tag and Happy Valentine’s Day. TIP: Make sure you crop your photo to 4×6 size to make sure nothing gets cut off when printing to 4×6 paper.
Next you can take an exacto knife and cut openings and the top and bottom of the hand. I prefer to use a hole punch when using a larger stick lollipop like Tootsie Pops, I found the slits ripped easily.
Insert lollipop and viola! Done.
Oh and don’t forget if you are planning on making that Caramelized Shallot and Blue Cheese Dip for Superbowl tomorrow you need to make it today I promise it’s 100% better made ahead. I’m making the gourmet version of Chex Mix Chef’s Mix I even found Marcona almonds for it at COSTCO yesterday, S-C-O-R-E!
So what are your Superbowl Weekend plans?