Twice-Dipped Chocolate Strawberries | Valentine’s Day Ideas

Every year on Valentine’s Day I make chocolate dipped strawberries for my kids and husband. They absolutely LOVE them and are so excited to receive and consume them. This year my 12 year old son decided he wanted to learn how to make them. So if he can make pretty strawberries, so can YOU!

Strawberries are not very good at the store until the week of Valentine’s Day. You can find “great-big-huge-giant” ones! Last year at Sam’s Club I even found them with the stem left on. This is especially nice when dipping.

Supplies Needed for the Project:

  • Strawberries
  • Dipping Chocolate– I prefer the Wilton brand.  You can buy it at Michaels, Joann, and Wal-Mart.  There are a few kinds at the grocery store.  Beware: do not buy almond bark!  It tastes like wax!  There is a brand in a small tub with chocolate chips that is good but pricey for quantity.  You can use chocolate chips but they don’t dry very fast which makes it much more time consuming and difficult.
  • Sprinkles (optional)
  • Cupcake liners-(optional) mini or small / depending on size of strawberries. *If giving away you want to package them! See video for tip.

I would love to hear about what kinds of traditions you have for Valentine’s Day.  What will you do this year for your loved one(s)? Please check us out on Facebook (Showmecute) and post photos of your Chocolate Covered Strawberries!  I would love to see!


Make Your Own iPhone Cover | Craft Ideas

My Grandma used to say, “it’s a wonderful age we live in”.  She was always amazed at how much she had seen in her lifetime. Ask anyone who knows me and they will tell you how much I LOVE my iphone.  I can’t say enough about the iphone. It might be over dramatic to say, but I just don’t know if I could survive with out it! Ha, I could survive, life just wouldn’t be as fun and easy.

I’m always looking for cute covers for my phone but it’s not cheap. So when I saw this idea I was like a giddy little girl.  “Sqweeeeeel”! I ran to Best Buy and Hobby Lobby immediately!

Items needed for this project:

  • Clear plastic phone cover:  I found mine at Best Buy.  It comes with either a white rubber bumper or black rubber bumper.
  • Cute scrapbook paper:  My favorite stores are Joann and Hobby Lobby.  Scrapbook stores will definitely have your biggest selections. 
  • Scissors
  • Pencil

Important tip!  There are lots of cute papers that have raised designs. If you try to use these thicker papers, the cover doesn’t quite come up around all the way.  It’s best to use regular printed paper or thin cardstock.

This is such a inexpensive and simple way to decorate and change up your phone. I would love to see your phone designs! Go to showmecute on facebook and post your pictures!

Super Way Cute Earbud Decorations!

So… When my sisters and I really like something we refer to it as not cute but, “way cute” or “super way cute”! So I’m sharing my descriptive words with you on this project. This is really easy and mindless fun. Perfect for a gift or a project for you and your friends or kids. My kids and especially my nieces love to do projects with me. In fact, I don’t think there is a night that I can just sit and watch tv. I have to be doing something. This may make me weird, I don’t know?

Supplies needed for this project:

Perler Beads– these are the kids craft beads that you use and melt the backside to hold them together. I found a huge jar of them at Michaels but you can find them usually at Hobby Lobby, WalMart, and Target as well.  My large bucket was $10 but I had a 40% of coupon from online that I used.

Ear Buds-Scissors or Box Knife: Please have PARENTAL PERMISSION to use razor if you are under 18!

You can decorate your earbuds for your favorite Sports Team, your school colors, your favorite colors or just random looks really cute as well.  For Valentine’s Day you could give some to your kids in red or pink.
Happy New Year!