I am nuts about you {Circus Peanuts Valentine}

I am still on this sweet streak of Valentines made with candy … have you seen them?  I’ve shared the love potion no. 9 red hots Valentine gift and a Valentine candy corn mason jar gift.  Since I have two boys who don’t always appreciate pink and girly, I had to come up with something that they wouldn’t mind giving or receiving (or eating after I was done taking pictures, ha ha!).  And here you have it!

“I am nuts about you” circus peanut Valentines!
"I am nuts about you" circus peanuts Valentine from www.shakentogetherlife.com

When I was brainstorming in the candy aisle, I saw circus peanuts (Guilty!  I love these!) and instantly knew that I would make a Valentine reminiscent of the paper bags of peanuts my boys get at the ballpark!  Here is what you’ll need to make your own:

"I am nuts about you" circus peanuts Valentine from www.shakentogetherlife.com

I stamped a mini brown paper bag with “i am nuts about you” – you can just write it on if you don’t have stamps … or better yet, let the kiddos do it!  I had leftover hearts from my Valentine wreath and grabbed some mini clothespins.

To make the folded rim of the bag, cut down one edge of the bag about two inches.  Basically, open the bag and cut down one corner – this is the only place you will cut.   The cut makes it easier to fold the bag without ripping it.

"I am nuts about you" circus peanuts Valentine from www.shakentogetherlife.com

Open the mini bag and fold the bag over making a one inch fold all the way around and then fold it over again. Don’t worry about the bag being wrinkled … it definitely adds that vintage baseball field feel!

Fill each bag with circus peanuts, clip on the heart and your circus peanut Valentines are ready for the concession stand!!

"I am nuts about you" circus peanuts Valentine from www.shakentogetherlife.com

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  1. Way too cute!! True story…I was at a store last night and picked up a bag of circus peanuts and tried to think of something to do with them! I wasn’t feeling any inspiration so I put them back! Your “nuts about you” is perfect for them! Love it!!!

  2. don’t like those peanuts. but for this…heck yeah!! And that bag is ador.a.ble!!

  3. This is adorable!!!! I love the play on words!

  4. You need to stop with the cuteness already! I love this one the most I think!

  5. adorable!

  6. Just too cute! So easy too… perfect for my friend that lOVES circus peanuts!

  7. I’m going to do this with regular peanuts!

  8. SUPER cute idea! Thanks for sharing.

  9. I love this! Super cute idea. Definitely pinning. I hope you’ll be adding this and any other posts you’re proud of to my link party :)

    Marissa @ Rae Gun Ramblings

  10. What an adorable idea. Love it!

  11. I like circus peanuts and love the little brown bag presentation you created. Stopping by from EBTKS.

  12. What an adorable idea! I’ve never seen anything like this before, super creative :)

  13. These are so cute and I love those little stamps! :) Thanks for sharing!

  14. How fun… what a great idea! Thanks for sharing at Super Saturday. xoxo~ Ruthie

  15. These are adorable! Thanks for sharing at Silver Pennies Sundays!

  16. I love this for V-day, just pinned! I would love to have you come link up your favorite posts at ‘Or so she says…’. The link party will be open until this Tuesday. (Sat-Tues, every week.) Hope to see you there!

    Mariel @ Or so she says…

  17. What a fun treat to handout for Valentine’s Day! Your mini stamped bag is so cute and creative. Thanks for sharing!

  18. What a great idea! I love it … I’m pinning!

  19. I LOVE this idea!

  20. So so cute!

  21. Congrats! You are featured today on Smart School House for Whimsy Wednesday! I love your blog and this really caught my eye! The new party (along with your feature) will start very soon. Can’t wait to see what you’ve been up to this week!

    Kelly from Smart School House
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  22. so fun! I’ve seen this several places so great job getting it out there! Thanks for sharing at Tasteful Tuesdays this week! Do you sew or know someone who does? I have a fabulous pattern sale (18 patterns for under $25) and giveaway going on right now.http://www.nap-timecreations.com/2013/02/sew-fab-e-pattern-sale-and-giveaway.html

  23. This is so cute!

  24. So, so cute! Featuring tonight! Thanks so much for sharing at Mom On Timeout!

  25. Love this idea! I am guilty too – I love circus peanuts…everyone always thinks I’m crazy haha! I’m glad someone else shares my love for them :). So glad I stumbled across your blog! Love it! Pinning this!

  26. I LOVE Circus Peanuts and this idea is just adorable!!!!! (If you can believe it, my mom made me flip flops for my wedding and she glued a Circus Peanut on each one because I love them so much! They had gorgeous ribbons on them too so although they sound ridiculous, they were fantastic!) Thanks so much for sharing!!

  27. I’m nuts about your valentines!!! Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by each week!

  28. Oh my, this is ADORABlE! I love it :) Thanks for sharing and have a lovely week.


  29. So cute, my mom loves circus peanuts!


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