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The Goof brought home his Valentine’s Day list from school the other day. Hard to believe that it is almost February! I always seem to find cute Valentine’s Day ideas for the Goof to give to his classmates but this year I wanted to do something for his teacher. I came up with this super cute DIY Candy Milkshake idea, and even personalized a glass tumbler to go with it. It is super easy to make, and it doesn’t require a vinyl cutter either. (Though you can choose to use one if you prefer)
I was roaming the many aisles at my local Walmart when I found an adorable glass tumbler that looked exactly like one that would have a milkshake in it at a restaurant or an old soda fountain shop. That is how I came up with the idea for this cute craft to give to the Goof’s teacher. You could make this for almost anybody- your spouse, friend, teachers, coaches.
To make this candy milkshake you will need:
These are the items you will need for this DIY Candy Milkshake. You can find all of the items at your local Walmart:
- Tumbler- Glass is a great option, but a plastic one would work too. Try to find one that looks like it would work with a milk shake if possible.
- Pink candies- Any pink candy or candy wrapped in pink will do. I chose some chocolate hearts wrapped in pink.
- Small white and red candies- I purchased a bag of Valentine’s colored candies that had white, pink and red in them.
- 2 sheets of vinyl- I had these on hand, but you can purchase them in any color you want.
- Plastic bags and ribbon or jute to tie them closed- I honestly just took sandwich bags and cut off the tops
- Scissors and Exacto Knife or a Vinyl Cutter
How to make the personalized tumbler
I started by personalizing the tumbler. You will want to wash your tumbler before personalizing it. Once it is dry, you can decide what you want to put on it. I chose a heart and the initial of The Goof’s teacher’s last name.
Use a design program or website to create a printout of the items. I also printed out his teacher’s name for a little trick I will show you in a moment. I printed the R twice because I wanted an extra in case I messed up.
Cut out the shapes and letters and tape them to the vinyl.
The heart was easy, I just cut it out with scissors. The letter, I used an exacto knife to go around it and cut the letter out. Now place the vinyl on your tumbler. I layered my vinyl. Some people don’t like to layer vinyl, so you can place them on the glass in separate places if you prefer.
How to make a candy milkshake:
Once you are done making the tumbler you can make your candy milkshake. FYI- the rule is you can eat 2 pieces of candy yourself before making the milkshake.
Fill your tumbler about 1/3 of the way to the top with the pink candies. If your tumbler has a straw, now is the time to place the straw in it before filling the rest of the way.
Finish filling the tumbler with the pink (wrapped) candies until it is about a 1/2 inch from the top. If there are any extra candies left over- eat them as you please.
Next, get your white candies. If you have some very light pink ones, you could probably use them here as well, but I didn’t. Take your white candies and put them in your plastic bags. I separated mine into 3 bags so I could shape them how I wanted and have them go around the straw.
After you place your white candies in the tumbler (to make your whipped cream), take 2-4 red candy pieces and put them in a bag to create your cherry. Once again, feel free to eat any remaining candies.
That looks so delicious I could just drink it…I mean eat it… up. You can use tape to attach the lid to the bottom if you have one.
Now, remember that name I printed out? I am going to show you a cool trick with it.
How to hand label a card when you hate your handwriting:
Can I tell you how much I hate my handwriting? Actually, I don’t normally hate it but when it comes to making a card look nice, I some how can’t do a good job. I don’t like to print the name on the envelope using a printer though. I prefer the hand-written/drawn look. So this is the little trick I developed for labeling cards all pretty.
Print out the name in a cute font and make sure it will fit on the envelope of your card.
Now tape the name inside the envelope and you should be able to see it through the front. Now simply trace the lettering to make the name all pretty on the envelope.
I changed it a tiny bit, but used the print out as a guide. Now I have a card that is hand labeled but looks much nicer than I ever could have pulled off.