Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Valentine's Photo Props and Treats

Photo Booth Tin

I knew I wanted to send College Boy some goodies for Valentine’s Day and when I saw these lips and mustache photo props by Amy at Living Locurto , I knew exactly what to do. 

I started by downloading the files for the photo props here. Then cut them out and adhered them to  bamboo skewers. These were great but I thought they needed a holder.

Repurposed Tea Tin

I grabbed an empty tea tin and covered it with scrapbook paper and coordinating washi tape.

Covered Tea Tin

I had some film strip rub-ons in my stash so I applied those and then used up some alphabet stickers I had on hand to spell out “Photo Props”

Photo Props Holder

Finished it up with some metal self adhesive brads.

Lips and Mustache Photo Props

I figured he and his friends could have some fun posing for silly pictures. This is exactly the kind of thing he and his friens like to do and they mostly hang out as a group. But that was only part of the treats for the goodie box .

Mustache Valentine Treats

I picked up some chevron print paper bags and had some heart themed washi tape from when I couldn’t resist a “buy all” option at Pick Your Plum when they had washi tape on special.  In keeping with the mustache theme, I made an image in PicMonkey that I sized to 2.5 x 2.5 and put on each of the bags.

I Mustache You To

If you don’t get my brand of humor, it translates to : “I mustache you to”.... Feel free to use if you like.

Of course the bags are filled with assorted chocolate hearts, Reeses, Nestle Crunch, Butterfinger ( I didn’t even eat any!) Laffy Taffy, and some Valentine’s themed temporary tattoos.

Mustache Valentine Treats

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Michelle L. said...

You are the best outta-town college mom ever! Really cute, Carol - and I love how you designed it to appeal to guys, so he won't be embarrassed by girly pink stuff!

Jenn Erickson said...

Carol, you are an upcycling genius! I love the tea tin -- especially the typewriter key lettering. And the mustache motif -- my favorite!!

Unknown said...

That is so fun! I'll bet they will love using them!

c.w.frosting said...

Cute upcycling! xo caroline @ c.w.frosting

Lindsay Artsy-Fartsy Mama said...

So cute!! What a fun idea :)
Thanks for sharing at Artsy Corner!

Diane | An Extraordinary Day said...

I just discovered your blog today and I've gotten lost admiring all your lovely work. You are talented! Thanks for all the inspiration.