Thursday, February 10, 2011

Crafty Hearts

Valentine's Day is fast approaching, and I just finished making some heart-shaped, paper ornaments that can also be used as gift tags or door hangers. Following is a quick tutorial on how to make these crafty, little hearts.

* Construction paper in the colors of your choice
* Aleene's® Original Tacky Glue®
* Glitter (gold and silver)
* Twine
* Ribbon
* Buttons

* Fiskars paper edgers (pinking and scallop)
* Fiskars scissors
* Nail

1) Using the scallop paper edgers, cut a heart out of construction paper that measures approximately 4" in height by 3 1/2" wide.
2) Using the pinking paper edgers, cut two small hearts out of construction paper.
3) Using Aleene's® Original Tacky Glue®, glue these two hearts to the large heart cut out in step one.
4) Cut a small piece of plaid ribbon, and glue it to the bottom of the heart-shaped ornament.
5) Glue a small button on top of the plaid ribbon. Let dry completely.

6) Place small dots of Aleene's® Original Tacky Glue® around the ornament, and then sprinkle some glitter on top of the glue. Shake off any excess glitter. Let dry completely.
7) Use the nail to make a hole in the top of the ornament, and then add a piece of ribbon or twine to the ornament.


Crystal said...

Cute idea just in time for Valentine's Day! :-)

Tina said...

Liz, these are so sweet. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm so excited to start moving into the house and that kitchen island will be one of my first projects, I think :)