I was trying to come up with a cute homemade valentine that wouldn't be too labor intensive, and I remembered how much fun I had with the sewn paper candy pouches for Christmas. So with just a few adjustments, I ended up with this:
I used a cookie cutter to trace a heart shape on a Trader Joe's paper bag. After I cut out the hearts, we decorated them with stickers and stamps.
I filled a few with little lollipops, which ended up working way better when I hand-stitched around the edges instead of using my sewing machine.
I filled the rest with pink M&Ms.
Super simple, and minimal time involved. You don't even need a sewing machine! (although I will add that my fingers were a bit sore after stitching a few of these by hand)
Aren't they cute?
Let me know if you make them!