Thursday, January 24, 2013

kiss me countdown

it's always fun to count down to those special days of the year.
 with valentine's day right around the corner we decided to put together a quick and simple...

kiss me countdown

the perfect little treat for your kids or even your significant other.


bag of Hershey Kisses
cellophane - about 30 inches long
scrapbook paper

the how-to:
-cut a strip of cellophane long ways about 4" wide
-tie your first twine bow about an inch down on your cellophane
-add 2 kisses and tie another bow
-continue until you have added 13 days worth of kisses
*in order to fit all 13 days worth of kisses be sure to keep everything real tight!

- download the tag HERE
- print the tag on some fun scrapbook paper
- trim and snip the corners to make a tag shape
- back in a coordinating cardstock
- punch a hole and tie to the top of the countdown
- (optional) use a glue dot to position the tag out to the side - othorwise it will just hang straight down
- start counting down on February 1st!

hope they enjoy all those yummy kisses...
be sure to give them a real one on February 14th!


  1. Oh this is a really cute idea - i love it!!!!

  2. Thanks so much for sharing I'd never heard of Group Deals and I love Bakers saved me a bundle of money and I will have a great time playing with the goodies I get.


  3. Adorable! Making this for my boyfriend soon. Thanks for the idea. :)

  4. Hi, my name is Jason, and I'm a chocoholic.
    (group replies, "Hi Jason")

    As a self proclaimed chocoholic, my concern is that I'd destroy all kisses in a single sitting. So you're saying this is a lesson in self control, and a reward for achieving it. Nice.

    The Cheeky Daddy

  5. Super cute! Laughing at the above comment, btw. Didn't know dudes were capable of being chocohoics!? LOL!!

    Uhm..cute craft and REALLY cute background. Love you 3 J girls!

  6. Thank you so much for the heads up on the deal! That is amazing!

  7. LOVE it!
    Thanks for the link to the twine. Unfortunately it says it's not even going to ship until the 31st!

  8. This is such a cute idea! I love the little Countdown tag! Pinning!

  9. Such a neat idea! I'm here through a party at Thrifty Handmade Days where Mique shared your blog. So glad I found you. :)

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  11. So fun, except my husband doesn't like chocolate. Maybe I could make it for him to give to me :)

  12. Love this! My kiddos are going to love it too. Thanks for sharing.

  13. this is adorable and so boys love kisses candy

  14. I love this idea! My son has a major sweet tooth like his mom, so I will definitely have to make this and try not to eat all of them before the kids have a chance at it :)

  15. made these yesterday with my kids. each child has their own hanging on their bedroom door. so cute!! thanks so much.

  16. This is such a cute idea for Valentine's day! I'd love it if you would share these at my Saturday Spotlight linky party. :)

  17. Love and pinned!

  18. LOVE this idea… Pinning and sharing on FB :)

  19. Oh my gosh. I can't even stand how stinking cute this is!!! You are so creative! Pinned and pinned :)

  20. Awesome idea. Works for kids and/or hubby. Love it thank you for the idea!

  21. I'm not understanding how your attach it all?

    1. Hi Heather... you're going to cut a long piece of cellophane (only 4" wide) and place the kisses all down it and then wrap the cellophane closed and tie twine to close off each section of kisses. (hopefully that answers your question and i didn't just confuse you) ;)

  22. I LOVE this idea - so cute!!! Luckily I'm a craft hoarder (haha!) - I pulled all the supplies together and whipped it out this afternoon. My kids are SO excited! Thanks for sharing :)

  23. Hi I saw this post on Pinterest and decided to make this to add to our Valentine fun in February. My daughter was so excited to help. I didn't have the cellophane on hand so I cut apart valentine themed goody bags to tie the kisses in, it worked well also I get an extra kiss each day she takes her bunch of kisses off for the countdown <3. thanks