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Category: Valentine’s Day Crafts

Potpourri Valentine Hearts

Materials:

satin cloth scraps
satin ribbon
potpourri (lavender or rose make the perfect Valentine’s Day scents)
needle
thread

Directions:

1. Cut out small (about 3 to 4 inch) hearts from satin cloth. Two cloth cut-outs will make one heart.

2. Place the hearts, backs facing, on each other and sew all around leaving a small space for filling potpourri.

3. Turn the heart bag right side out and stuff it with potpourri of your choice.

4. Sew the opening shut and while closing the opening, stitch in a piece of satin ribbon forming a loop.

5. Hang the potpourri hearts using the satin ribbon loop in your drawers, door knobs or a hook in your clothes cupboard or you can even keep them in your suitcases when traveling. Hang a few hearts n kitchen hooks to keep your kitchen smelling fresh.

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White Satin & Lace Heart Sachet

Materials:

white satin cloth scraps
white lace (enough to surround the satin sachet)
white satin ribbon
potpourri (lavender or rose make the perfect Valentine’s Day scents)
needle and thread or sewing machine

Directions:

1. Cut out 2 hearts from the white satin cloth.

2. Place the satin hearts, backs facing, on each other and sew all around leaving a small space for filling potpourri.

3. Turn the heart bag right side out and stuff it with potpourri of your choice.

4. Sew the opening shut and while closing the opening.

5. Stitch the lace all around the satin bag.

6. Make a small bow from the white satin ribbon and stitch or glue it on top of the heart.

You can place the sachet in lingerie drawers, clothes closets, linen cupboards etc. Alternatively, you can form the satin ribbon into a loop and stitch it while stitching the lace and use it to hang the sachet.

Note: Using pre-gathered lace gives a nice effect.

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Valentine Gift Wand

Materials:

1 small styrofoam heart with hollow center
3 yards nylon red ribbon – 1″ wide
red rosettes/tiny hearts
a 12″ plastic stick or straw

Directions:

1. Cover the heart with the nylon ribbon overlapping so well that the styrofoam does not show at all.

2. Cover the stick/straw too.

3. Make a frill of the ribbon and stick it around the covered heart.

4. Stick the rosettes on the heart.

5. Make a bow of the satin ribbon and glue it on to the stick.

6. Put the stick into the styrofoam heart with a little glue to make it firm.

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Heart Soap Dishes

Materials:

thick plastic coated gardening wire
wire cutters
pencil
pliers

Directions:

1. Cut a 35 length of wire and wrap it, at the halfway point, around a pencil. Make a coil by twisting the pencil a couple of times.

2. Using a 6 1/2 inch piece of wire on each side of the coil, make a heart shape. Finish by twisting the wire into a coil again.

3. Hook the wire ends together and join the ends by crimping them with pliers. Make this loop into an even oval, which will form the rim of the soap dish.

4. Cut four 5 1/2 inch lengths of wire. Hook over the outside of the oval, making two crosses. Attach a shorter length across the center.

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Heart and Hands Valentine

Materials:

Scrapbooking paper
Scissors
Scrap of tight-woven lace
Potpourri
Ribbon to match the paper
Embroidery floss
Pencil

Directions:

Fold the paper in half. Take your hand and lie it across the paper closed. trace your closed hand shape onto the paper. cut out. You now have duplicates- a front and back of your hand! While the hands are being held together, cut out a heart shape in the center where the palm would be. Now separate the hands. Use a glue stick and glue a piece of lace over each hands heart. Now take the glue and glue the top part of the hands together right up to the lace.

Then add a small amount of the potpourri to the heart and finish gluing shut. At the bottom cut incisions to allow you to run a piece of lace through. Cut from another piece of
paper a paper heart and glue it to the ribbon!

Optional: You can also do a running stitch with embroidery floss around her heart.

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Pretty Roses Tissue Box

Materials:

1. Tissue box
2. 12×12 piece of paper with rose print
3. 12’ ribbon
4. Tissues
5. Hot glue gun
6. Scissors

Directions:

1. Plug in the hot glue gun.

2. Take your 12×12 sheet of paper and cut it to fit the 4 sides of your tissue box.

3. Attach the paper to your tissue box with your glue gun.

4. Tie a ribbon around the middle of your tissue box

5. Fill your box with tissues.

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Hearts & Flowers Lunchbox

Materials:

1. Tin Lunch Box
2. 12×12 sheet of paper
3. 2 scrap pieces of paper
4. Buttons (at least 2 or 3)
5. Heart stickers
6. Alpha stickers
7. Glue stick

Directions:

1. Cut your 12×12 piece of paper to fit the lunchbox and adhere it with your glue stick.

2. Take your first piece of scrap paper and rip it to get the tear effect and glue it to the bottom of your tin box

3. Take your second piece of scrap paper and cut it into a long strip (about 4 x 12 inches) and adhere it about an inch down from the top of your box

4. Take your buttons and place them across the strip of paper on the top.

5. Add your heart stickers to your bottom piece of paper on your box

6. Finish your box off by adding letters in the hearts that spell a child’s name or what you will be keeping in the tin

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Purple ‘Love’ Page Valentine’s Day Scrapbooking Layout

Materials Needed:

– Purple ‘silk’ paper
– Purple ‘petal’ paper
– Red metallic card
– Purple paper
– Silver letter peel-offs
– Red fabric hearts
– Red ribbon
– 2 Silver brads
– Scissors
– Hole punch
– Computer (with printing facility)
– Double sided tape

Instructions:

1) Tear across the petal paper roughly in half to cover the bottom of the silk paper as shown below:

2) Cut a tag shape from the red card, and punch a hole at the top.

3) Print a section of a dictionary extract of ‘love’ (see www.dictionary.com) onto the purple paper, making sure the printable area of the text is the same width as the tag created previously.

Alternatively, if you do not have access to a printer and feel confident of writing elegant lettering, you could write your own special words on the purple paper.

4) Carefully tear the purple paper containing the text along the top and bottom, and wrap around the tag as shown in the image on the right. Fasten using glue on the back.

5) Attach a ribbon through the hole in the tag, and tie. Fasten the entire tag to the top left of the page (This is just a guideline, see the final photograph to see how we have laid it out) using a small amount of glue on the back.

As an alternative, you could try fastening just the ribbon, allowing the tag to lift up and reveal a special message or photograph.

6) Tear a rectangle of the metallic card, slightly larger than a photograph you wish to use. Stick the photograph to the paper using glue, and then attach to the page.

7) Print the ‘love’ related words onto purple paper. Again, you can write these if you wish. Tear the edges of the paper, and fasten to the bottom of the page using brads.

8) Finally, stick the red fabric hearts below the tag, and use peel off stickers to spell out ‘Valentine’. Again, these are just ideas – feel free to try other valentine related peel offs or stickers to complete your page.

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Burgundy Valentine’s Page Valentine’s Day Scrapbooking Layout

Materials Needed:

– Burgundy background paper
– Pink mulberry paper
– Deep pink paper
– Silver peel offs
– Metallic foil heart rub-on transfers
– Special effects, such as bubbles, borders, valentines embellishments
– Photographs – one large, main photo and several smaller ones
– Scissors
– Pritt stick
– Double sided tape

Instructions:

1) Tear and stick the mulberry paper diagonally across the background paper. Trim the edges as necessary to get the effect shown below:

2) Cut a large rectangle from the deep pink coloured paper, slightly taller than a photograph you intend to use and about three inches wider.

3) Stick the photographs in place as shown below:

4) Attach the rub on transfers to the bottom corners of the photographs, allowing them to overlap a little.

5) Attach the Valentines embellishments to the corners of the main photograph, and wherever else you desire. An example is shown below

6) Finally, add names, dates and any other text you wish to the right of the main photo. Once you have finished sticking any further labels or embellishments onto your page, you will have something along the lines of the main image.

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Valentine’s Day Rose Card

Roses, the symbol of love, will carry your message to your Valentine in this pretty handmade card.

Materials Needed

– Blank white card

– Red card

– Green card

– Black card

– Sticky foam pads (Silicon adhesive can be used)

– Scissors

– Pencil

– Pritt stick

Instructions for Making the Card

1. Mark and cut out two sets of shapes from the red card, as shown below, to make the roses.

2. Tear the silver tissue into a rectangular shape, slightly smaller than the blank card.

3. Mark and cut out two stem shapes from the green card.

4. Layer the shapes as shown below, using sticky foam pads, to make two roses.

5. Cut out a black rectangle, slightly smaller than your card, and attach to the blank white card using foam sticky pads. Complete the card but attaching the flowers and stems either using glue or further foam sticky pads depending on the effect you want.

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Wire Heart Card

Enclose your Valentine’s Day wishes with a wire heart in this pretty handmade love card.

Materials Needed

– Blank white card

– Black card

– Copper wire

– Silver tissue paper

– Red beads

– Peel off lettering

– Glue dots (silicon adhesive or similar)

– Scissors

– Pritt stick

Instructions for Making the Card

1. Bend the wire to form a heart shape, with a curl at the bottom, and thread the red beads on as shown.

2. Tear the silver tissue into a rectangular shape, slightly smaller than the blank card.

3. Cut a black rectangle from the card, slightly smaller than the silver tissue paper. Spell out the word “Valentine” using the peel off lettering. Stick the silver tissue onto the blank card, then stick the black rectangle on top of this as shown below.

4. Finally, attach the wire heart to the card using small glue dots on the back of the beads, and you will have something which looks similar to the main image.

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Heart Tag Card

Tag your love on to a heartfelt, handmade card. Very easy to make and stylish to look at, you will only need a few basic supplies to make this for your Valentine.

Materials Needed

– Blank white card

– Black card

– Red card

– Silver tissue paper

– Silver pen

– Hole punch

– Scissors

– Pritt stick

Instructions for Making the Card

1. Tear rectangular shapes from the red card and silver tissue paper, and stick to the card as shown below, with the red card on top.

2) Cut a tag shape from the black card. Use a hole-punch to create a hole at the top of the tag.

3) Tear red and silver heart shapes from the red card and silver tissue paper (as shown below). Cut a smaller heart shape from the red card, and stick together in layers as shown below.

4) Draw dashed lines around the edges of the tag, around the hole in the tag and around the small heart shape in the centre.

5) Finally, stick the tag to the card, and the layered hearts on top.

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Quilled Autumn Roses Card

Materials Needed

  1. 3 mm quilling paper white and olive green in color
  2. some scraps of pink and red paper
  3. pair of scissors
  4. quilling tool
  5. tweezers
  6. heart-shaped paper punch
  7. gray paper 11 cm x 16 cm
  8. craft adhesive
  9. a white card mount

Instructions for Making the Card

Make ten roses following the procedure given here. Take the heart-shaped paper punch and punch out three hearts from the red paper.

Now, take the scissors and snip each heart shape from the bottom point to approximately half-way up, as shown in the above illustration. Apply a bit of glue to one side of the snipped half, and push both ends in the opposite direction so that they overlap each other. Hold in that position for a while until glued.

Stick the three hearts together at the base with glue (as shown above).

Take the red paper and cut a 2 cm square. Snip off the corners and cut a spiral from any of the edges going into the center (as shown above).

Wind the spiral around the quilling tool and stick its end with glue. Remove the spiral from the tool and hold the glued part so that it does not uncoil. Next, glue the spiral to the center of the pink flower.

Next, taking the quilling tool, make rolls (14 in number) from the white quilling paper, and glue the end to prevent them from uncoiling. They serve as little pegs.

Take the green paper, roll a length into a loose coil and stick the end with glue. Pinch one of the ends to form dewdrops (as shown above). Make four such dewdrops.

Roll a loose coil with the green paper and stick the end with glue. Pinch the coil at both ends and push them together to create a shape resembling a leaf. Make two of these shapes. Next, make two similar shapes of slightly larger size to create larger leaves, as shown in the above illustration. Make another loose coil of similar length and do not shape it.

Take two complete lengths of green paper and glue them to form a thick strip.

Card Arrangement

To form a bouquet, place the pieces on the card. Arrange the three flowers placing them wider on the centerline, as shown in the illustration below.

Now place the rest of the flowers, leaves and pegs as shown. Once you are satisfied with the layout, glue the pieces on the card, handling them with tweezers. Now, take the thick strip you earlier glued together, cut a 5 – 6 cm length and fold in half to form a ‘V’. Glue it on the card in the space as shown in the illustration.

Cut six more strips 4 – 5 cm long. Clip one of the ends to form an angle. Curve them slightly and fix them on the card as shown.

You can use your own color scheme, design and imagination to create as many different cards as you can.

 

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