Valentine’s Day is only a few days away, and if you need a small, quick gift I’ve got the perfect idea for you! Grab an oven mitt and a package of cookie mix because I’ve got your back with an adorable free printable Valentine’s gift tag to add to it. You’ll have a sweet gift for less than $3 in under two minutes! This Valentine’s gift is perfect for teachers, friends, or anyone you’d like to you’re thinking of them. Let me show you how I put these gifts together for my son’s teachers.
Supplies for Oven Mitt Valentine’s Gift:
- white cardstock paper (Go ahead and grab this large pack of paper so you can print all of my free printables like these for your Valentine’s family dinner & party! Or here’s smaller pack.)
- oven mitt (That’s a 2 pack for less than $5!)
- cookie mix (optional)
- paper slicer (or this paper slicer plus paper scoring tool which is so helpful for other projects) or
- hole punch (optional)
- thin ribbon
- hot glue gun (optional)
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I made these gift tags to use on Valentine’s teachers gifts for my son. They can be used for anyone because I specifically didn’t add “you’re a great teacher” and instead used “you’re a sweet Valentine” for that reason. I created these printable gift tags that you can use on your last minute Valentine’s gift on regular 8.5×11 paper. It’s best to use cardstock, but regular paper will work in a pinch. Just download, print, and cut them out!
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Cut Gift Tag
Once you’ve printed the last minute Valentine’s gift tags, cut them out. I used a paper slicer which makes nice, clean cuts.
Once it’s cut, use a whole punch to punch a hole in the circle at the top of the Valentine’s gift tag. If you don’t have one, you can fold the paper in a bit and use scissors to cut one.
Attach the gift tag to your last minute Valentine’s gift.
Next, use a thin ribbon, twine, or yarn to tie the gift tag onto the oven mitt. Most oven mitts have a tab on the back that you can hang it from. I used a piece of yarn and tied my gift tag to that tab.
After that I decided that I wanted to cover the hole in the gift tag. I had a little bit of 5/8″ Valentine’s ribbon, so I made a small bow to glue over it.
It’s easy to make a perfect two-loop bow. First make a loop but be sure that you have an extra inch below it for a tail. Bring the ribbon across to form a second loop, then down an inch for the second tail. The photos below show it better than I can describe, but I filmed this entire process, so you can check out the video at the end of the post.
Use a pipe cleaner or floral wire to secure the center of the bow. You could also use yarn or another very thin ribbon to tie it off, but when I used yarn it just kept slipping undone. After that wrap yarn or ribbon around the center to cover the wire.
Add a dot of hot glue on that back of the bow and place it over the punched hole on the Valentine’s gift tag. Adding a separate bow looks better and neater than tying one as you tie the tag on the oven mitt.
Last Minute Valentine’s Teachers’ or Friends’ Gift Video Tutorial
Here’s a quick video of me putting together a second Valentine’s gift for my son’s teachers.
Your last minute Valentine’s Day gift is ready to give! Wasn’t that so easy, affordable, and super quick?!
I think these turned out to be so cute. No need to wrap them; they look great on their own!
You can choose to add cookie mix or not. They look cute and are useful to the recipient either way. They’re just a little sweeter with the cookies! Most teachers have a sweet-tooth (who can blame them?!), so I included a bag of Pillsbury chocolate chip cookies in these Valentine’s Day gifts.
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