Hearts and Kisses for Valentine’s Day

I have been steadily decorating for Valentine’s Day and loving it!  I saw these Hershey’s kisses and hugs while I was running errands and brought them home to put out for treats.
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I had seen a “gumball” machine online before and thought it would be a great way to contain those hugs and kisses.  I picked up a bunch of supplies from the craft store:
- Ceramic planter
- Ceramic dish
- Glass bowl
- Wooden doll head
- Paint
- Super Glue

I started by getting my supplies together.
Using my gloss enamel paint, I painted 3 coats of the red paint onto each of the three pieces.
Using super glue, I glued the wooden doll head onto the top of the planter.
Then, I glued the bowl to the inverted planter.
Once the glue was all dry, I put the whole thing together
I filled the bowl with my hugs and kisses.
Then, I tied some white ribbon around it to complete the look.

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What have you been crafting for Valentine’s Day?  Do you like the hugs or kisses better?

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  1. What a cute idea!! I love the shade of red that you chose to paint with.
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  2. ngnrdgrl says:

    It looks like a gum ball machine!!! I love it! What a great idea.
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  3. Super cute and creative! I’d love for you to link to my party- http://atozebracelebrations.com/2013/01/link-party-4.html
    Nancy :)

  4. Rita says:

    This turned out so cute! Thanks for sharing your tutorial.
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  5. Very cute! My girls would love this decoration.
    KC
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  6. What a super-fun idea!
    I love it…..

    hugs x
    Crystelle
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  7. OMG! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this. I am making one for my daughter for Valentines. Her blog is gumballsandcottoncandy.com
    She love gumballs, thank you. I would love for you to come share it at my link party going on now over at memoriesbythemile.com
    Wanda Ann @ Memories by the Mile
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  8. This is cute. I am featuring this at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com.

  9. Patty says:

    Very curt! I’ve seen it before too I would like to make one!

  10. Amy says:

    This is beyond cute!! You know I’m going to have to make a million of these now, right?! One in every color!! I would just love if you would share this over on Inspiration In Progress!
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  11. I love this! Found you on the pinning party! Pinning this!
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  12. val says:

    very cute! I did a little heart pincushion to giveaway today….so stop by and enter!

  13. mindie says:

    Very pretty! Thanks for sharing at Bacon Time! Hope your V day is awesome.
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  14. Britni says:

    This is incredible Shannah! I was going to ask you where you got the candy machine and then I saw that you just went up and made it, love it!
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  15. Camila says:

    I’m so in love with this! how cute and clever =D

    XOXO
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