Rock Valentines Day – Free iPod Printable

Once the Star Wars valentines for my son were finished, I knew it was coming.  My daughters started begging me to create something equally cool for them.  Hearts and Hershey Kisses just wouldn’t do – they needed something that shouted “I’m too old for cutesy” to all their elementary school friends.  Lucky for me Amy over at Living Locurto saved me tons of time by creating this fantastic free iPhone printable.  My 11 year-old daughter nearly jumped out of her skin when I showed it to her.  I believe her words were “An iPhone 4!  Are you kidding me?  And it has candy hearts inside?  My friends will totally die!”  Click here to see her full tutorial.

My 8 year-old daughter was totally jealous.  So, in an effort to keep the peace between sisters, I spent far too many late-night hours creating these.

Aren’t they awesome?  Emily was completely thrilled.  Her favorite candy tucked neatly inside a guaranteed-to-impress-her-friends iPod Nano shell.  Yep, she owes me big.

Although they’re pretty simple to make, I did pick up a few tricks along the way so here’s a quick tutorial.

Step 1:

Print out the free download on heavy cardstock (you can find it at the end of this post) or have it printed at your local photo dept.  Cut the iPods out making sure to include the white bar to the right of each iPod back.  Use a straight edge to fold down the iPod sections on the lines (I used the edge of a flash card because I was too lazy too dig up my Fiskars scoring tool).

Step 2:

Grab a pack of Fun Dip and shake it lightly so all the powdery ‘dip’ falls to the bottom of the pouch.

Step 3:

Starting with the dip fold the Fun Dip package up on itself (folding it like a tri-fold brochure).  Tuck it into the iPod shell – making sure the candy stick is on the top.

Step 4:

Fire up your hot glue gun.  You could use tape too but the hot glue worked beautifully and completely hid the seal. I designed the iPods to fit really tightly around the candy so I found it was easiest to hold it like this while I glued (so I could press it together quickly).

Now just have your kids fill in the To: and From: areas on the back and you’re done.  The iPods in these pictures have Emily’s name on them but the printable below is blank in the name areas.

If you can’t track down Fun Dip a small pack of gum would work as well.  I found my Fun Dip in the valentine candy area of WalMart.  A 24 pack cost me around $5.

Enjoy the free printable everyone.  I hope it makes your daughter light up the way it did mine!  As always, feel free to share the idea on your blogs and social network pages.  I just ask that you don’t post the actual file on your site – please link back to this post for the download.  Thanks for your cooperation and have a great Valentines Day!

Download: iPod Nano Valentines Printable in Pink & Purple


14 Comments

  1. Alison Ward

    Holy Scrud I want to make these, but the ink usage is scaring me! Maybe I’ll have to man up :-D Very cute!!! You have the best ideas.

  2. I know, Ali. The ink requirements look daunting. Luckily it prints six to a page so you only have to print out 3 or 4 pages at most. Just think of it like printing 4 pages of photos. You could also send the file to WalMart and get them printed in the photo department. I actually think they’d look better printed on photo paper. Good luck!

  3. That is so much fun Maria! I think the ink would be a ton as well but maybe for all my kids teachers? That would be so cute & memorable. Thanks!

  4. So cute! Thank you for sharing!

  5. Oh my goodness… your daughter’s comment made my night!! I just bought a bunch of fun dip and this printable is perfect. I’ll be sharing this with my readers. Thanks:-)

  6. My boys are dying to do these for their class parties Monday, but I can’t seem to upload them to the Wal-mart photo site. Is it because they are a pdf file? Wish I could figure out how to d this- they are SO cute!

    • Hi Sarah,
      I’m sorry I didn’t see this comment in time for Valentines. Yes, the pdf may have been the cause of your troubles. Some online print places don’t work with pdf files. In the future, you’ll just want to open the pdf in Acrobat and then save it as a .jpg. Once it’s in the right format you shouldn’t have any trouble uploading it. Thanks for the question.

  7. Stephanie

    Hi!
    These are SO cute. If you have them printed on photo paper- what size should I choose? 8×10?
    Thanks,
    Stephanie

    • Stephanie

      I printed them at costco on 11×14 paper. They turned out super cute. We used pop rocks. Thanks for sharing your hardwork.
      -S

  8. These are fantastic! Thank you for being willing to share your hard work! Love them <3

  9. These are toooooo cute! They were quite easy to put together using your directions. What a creative way to share some love on Valentine’s Day! Thank you for being willing to share!

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