Valentine’s Day Gift Idea: Rae Dunn Clay Mug Candy Arrangement

Rae Dunn Clay Mug gift flatlay


Rae Dunn Clay Mug gift

Hi friends!  Do you realize how quickly Valentine’s day will be upon us?  I can’t even believe we are a month into the new year!  I’m usually a bit behind and am always looking for a last minute gift idea, but I realized that this candy bar arrangement post has become quite popular in the past week, so I figured that I would create a Valentine’s themed tutorial, using the ever so popular Rae Dunn clay mug.

Rae Dunn Clay Mug gift

First off, gather your supplies:

Rae Dunn Clay Mug gift flatlay

  • Mug or container
  • Foam (I used packing foam, but floral arrangement foam would be perfect)
  • Liner: paper treat sacks, tissue paper, or that shredded paper would be great also
  • Hot glue gun
  • Popsicles sticks or wooden skewers, decorative straws may work and look really cute too.
  • Candy of your choice
  • Ribbon
  • Cellophane gift bags to wrap
  • Decorative stickers (scrap booking supplies, found in Dollar Spot @Target)

Line your mug with the paper sack or liner of your choice.

I had to push these down a bit as they stood a little too tall for my liking.

I then filled the mug with packing foam.

I placed a few of the sticks in to get a sense of layout.

I then played around with how I wanted to arrange the candy on the sticks, the possibilities are endless!

Hot glue your candy to your sticks.

I decided to have fun and made an X O pattern.

To give the arrangement a bit of dimension, I glued some sticks together to give some of the the candy some height.

Place your candy sticks in your mug . . .

and begin to arrange.

I chose a mini box of chocolates for my centerpiece.

Rae Dunn Clay Mug gift

Once it’s finished to your liking, you can place the mug in a cellophane gift bag and tie it with your valentine’s ribbon.

I think this would make a perfect gift for just about anyone!

Rae Dunn Clay Mug gift

If you are looking for other great gift ideas check out these adorable mailbox gifts by Alaya at Behind the Big Green Door

Or these tasty, No Bake Valentines, made by Linda at The Home I Create

Or, if you have a cutter, you can make these adorable customized mugs, filled with fun goodies,  like Nicole at She Does A Bunch 

Galentines Day

and if you’d like to surprise the man in your life, Nicole also has the inside scoop on something special:
Adore Me Valentines

Lisa at MonaLissaStyles, got her DIY on and made some homemade candles:

and last, but certainly not least, visit Whitney at Whitney J Decor for tips on a Netflix and Chill type of Valentine’s Day:

netflix and chill valentines day

Linking up with Beth @ Homestories A to Z

That DIY Party @diyshowoff.comTDC Before and After

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  1. TheMonaLisaa
    January 31, 2016 / 10:37 pm

    Carli, this is so cute & looks pretty easy! I think I'll give it a try 🙂

  2. Alaya
    January 31, 2016 / 11:55 pm

    How Pretty! I love how you put this together and it looks so easy to do. You have def given me a great gift idea!

  3. Linda Terry
    February 9, 2016 / 4:52 pm

    This is so cute Carli and perfect for Valentine gift giving! Can you believe I saw something similar (but not as cute) at the grocery store for $15.99?!

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