I completely procrastinated making these Valentine’s for school – for the girls to take to their Valentine’s Day parties next week. I know it’s not until next week, but these honey sticks have been sitting on my desk for weeks now.
I wanted to post them way beforehand, but life happens. Better late than never, right?!
Last month I searched Pinterest for some ideas for this year. Last year, we made these super adorable Lollipop Butterflies. This year, I wanted something easy, still cute, maybe even new or different.
I first saw the, “Won’t You ‘Bee’ My Valentine?” quote attached to some Burt’s Bee chapstick. While it was a great idea, just too costly for us. I loved the quote though and thought about it for a bit, and had this epiphany of honey sticks. Bee’s make honey – it totally fits.
Perfect, right?! No one in either of the girls’ classes has a honey allergy. So we were good there. Plus, I thought it would be fun and different for the kids.
It was also a great way to buy locally. Normally, we’d buy honey sticks at the farmer’s market, but it’s not that time of year yet. Instead, I searched online for a bee farm that was local, that we cold go and get some. That’s when I came across Chase Honey Company. They are local, and you can buy honey through them and have it shipped right to your house. Even easier!
Shipping was quick, and only $10 for 80 sticks. Since my oldest has 22 kids in her class, and my middle has 11 kids in her class, that was more than enough.
The “Won’t You ‘Bee’ My Valentine?” tags that are attached I just made myself. You’re more than welcome to download the image from my dropbox, and print it out for personal use. For this size, I just printed the image nine times in the wallet format. So, nine tags on one sheet of paper (or cardstock).
Some yellow yarn to tie the sticks together and attach the tag, and you’re done. Didn’t take long at all to put together.