make this: homemade valentines “o-fish-ally be mine”

sorry it took me so long to get these up!  I was making them until late last night and had to wait to take a picture today.:)  these were created using pillow boxes (the 3.5×5 size), a little satin ribbon, a 1.5 inch circle punch, a 2 inch scallop punch and some goldfish crackers.  you know, a little salty to cut through all the sweets these little ones will be getting.:)

i did use photoshop to create the tag, but you could just as easily do these in word.  simply print them small enough to be punched out by the 1.5 inch circle punch.  i simply cut the ribbon to size, wrapped it around the box and taped it where it would be hidden by the tag.  then i just taped the tags on to the ribbon.  simple and fun!

i love love love the pink and orange combo.  to “boy” these up it would be really cute with a blue ribbon and tag too.  blue and orange is always so striking!

hope you are having fun creating all these handmade valentines!  three days left!!:)

You can find the pillow boxes in both frosted and clear styles NOW in the shop for 2013.  These FLEW off the shelves last year…so get them now before they’re gone!

Clear and Frosted Pillow Boxes

Also, I created a free printable version of the tags for you!!:)Find and download them here:

o fishally free sheet

have a great day!

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Nikki Gillette - January 28, 2014 - 7:19 am

Hi Tammy, I have a blog at and I am writing a post with ideas for middle school valentine gifts. Would you mind if I use this picture and link back to this post? Hope you have a wonderful day! Nikki

Stefani - February 13, 2013 - 10:09 pm

I’m so glad I pinned this! Thanks so much for sharing!! :)

Tasha @ ThatsSoYummy - January 21, 2013 - 6:25 am

This is such an adorable idea…. LOVE IT!

Tammy - February 15, 2012 - 2:38 pm

Hi Alexis!

The font is called “a little pot.” I hope that helps!! :)


Alexis - February 14, 2012 - 7:18 pm

Thank you so much. Would you mind sharing the fonts you used? I LOVE THIS idea!

Angela - February 14, 2012 - 7:10 am

Just wanted to say thank you for sharing the printable! I printed one to give as a Valentine’s Day gift today. :) Thanks again.

Tammy - February 12, 2012 - 4:56 pm

Those are darling Elizabeth!!! Thanks for sharing!! :)


Elizabeth - February 12, 2012 - 4:04 pm

I couldn’t find white pillow boxes anywhere so I used cello bags and tied them with red ribbon. My son LOVES them. Thanks Tammy for such a cute idea!

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