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    Default A Few Frugal Valentine's Day Projects

    These would be a nice and frugal gift for someone who loves to scent their home........

    Make Your Own Scented Rocks.......

    1/2 cup plain flour
    1/2 cup salt
    1/4 teaspoon essential oil (your favorite scent)
    2/3 cups boiling water
    Food coloring, if desired
    In bowl, mix dry ingredients well.
    Add essential oil, and boiling water to dry ingredients. (Scent will be strong, but will fade slightly when dry.)
    For colored stones, blend in food coloring, one drop at a time until desired shade is reached.
    Blend ingredients, and form balls into different shape and sizes to look like stones.
    Allow stones to dry.
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    Make this basket and fill with the stones or just fill with candy or potpourri........

    Cinnamon Dough Basket

    http://www.make-stuff.com/projects/c...h_baskets.html
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    Here are some photos of Candy Bouquets.... These are pretty easy to do... Just use floral wire and tape.....

    http://www.candydirect.com/candybouq...ybouquets.html

    here are some instructions that might help......

    http://www.weeno.com/art/0400/226.html
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    Valentine's Day Survival Kit....

    Sweets for the Sweet

    On a pretty piece of paper perhaps on a lace doily print the following:

    Reminders of why I love you:
    Sweet Escapes- for those times we spend alone
    Candle- you are the light of my life
    Peppermint Patty- for the cool sensations you give me
    Stick of gum- for all the times you've stuck by me
    Matches- we are a perfect match
    Charmin Tissue- you are too irresistible NOT to squeeze
    Mounds- for the mounds of love I feel for you....
    Hugs and Kisses- [your name]
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    Put these things in a jar or bag for that special something for your dd.........

    DAUGHTER


    Heart-to remind you that there's no one like a Daughter to fill ones heart with love.

    Smiley Face- to remind you to always share your smile with others.

    Ribbon- to let you know our Friendship is a special gift,tied with Ribbons of love.

    Mint- You are "Worth A Mint' to so many People.

    Angel- To watch over you each day.

    Stars- To remind you to "Reach for the stars"

    Rubberband- To give you the extra stretch and Fexibity to meet the demands of each day.

    Kiss- to remind you that "THAT I LOVE YOU"

    Flower- to let you know that If Daughters were flowers,I'd pick you.

    Penny- to make sure you're never broke.
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    Some Cupid Poop Poems.......

    http://sawyers-specialties.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2
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    Friendship Soup

    Layer the ingredients below
    in a drinking jar and attach
    the following poem on the front
    and the recipe on the back.

    Ingredients:

    1/4 cup dry split peas
    1/4 cup beef bouillon granules
    1/4 cup pearl barley
    1/4 cup dry lentils
    1/4 cup dried onion flakes
    2 teaspoons dried Italian seasoning
    1/4 cup uncooked long-grain white rice
    1/4 cup uncooked alphabet pasta

    Poem:

    Here's a special mug of soup
    That I'm sending your way
    You can sip and enjoy it
    Each and everyday

    When you drink your soup
    It will surely warm your heart
    Just like our friendship has
    From the very start

    Recipe:

    Additional Ingredients:
    1 pound ground beef
    3 quarts water
    1 can(28 oz)diced tomatoes

    Remove macaroni from top of
    jar and set aside. In a large
    saucepan, brown beef.Add water,
    tomatoes & soup mix. Bring to
    boil, reduce heat, cover & simmer
    for 45 min. Add macaroni, cover &
    simmer for 15 to 20 or until tender.
    Yield: 15 servings

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    Fill a decorated jar with mints and attach this poem......

    Encourage Mints Jar

    When you have a bit of doubt
    And need some confidence
    Just put your hand inside the jar
    And take out encourage-mints.
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    Here's ia an idea I used a couple of years ago........
    I made a big card out of poster board and attached bandy bars for words in the card...... This site has lots of ideas..

    http://www.theromantic.com/stories/d.../desserts5.htm

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    Awesome ideas Lori, thank you very much!!

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    I love the Valentine's Day survival kit, i think I will make this for dh. Thanks, you are so good!

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    Wow, those are some great ideas! Thanks for sharing them.

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    You never cease to amaze me Lori. You come up with some of the most creative ideas for any occassion.

    Thanks for sharing.

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