To create this heart craft, you can buy a few inexpensive supplies from your local craft store or dig into the supplies you already have. Like many of you, I’m a working mom, so I bought the necessary items (for under $5.00) to save time. Plus, I wanted to see just how inexpensively I could make some cute hanging hearts for my two children and husband. The supply list below gives you my store-bought items. Go ahead and improvise if you plan to use the supplies you have at home.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Red sparkly cardboard heart decorated on both sides - 6” in diameter (package of 5)
- Thin white cardboard hearts with cut-out edges - 4” diameter (found in a paper card making kit)
- White heart-shaped paper doilies - 3 1/2” in diameter (package of 24)
- Scrapbook supply embellishments (optional)
- Rubber cement
- Gel pens, colored pens, and/or markers
The most important thing you’ll need is a sentiment to write to your special someone. One or two sincere and meaningful sentences will fill not only your craft heart but your loved one’s heart as well. If you have trouble coming up with just the right sentiment, make Google your best friend and type in the key words that express the way you feel to find some suggestions.
It's Valentines Day so let’s get started!
I picked a Valentines Day message for my 14-year old daughter that I hoped would tell her that we know she’s growing up and doesn’t need us quite like she used to, but that we still see the sweet “little” girl in her and always will. Here it is…
I wrote my message on the white cardboard heart and used rubber cement to adhere it to the larger red heart. On the back of the red heart I pasted a doily and wrote the date, for remembrance sake. I added a little bit of “bling” embellishments for more sparkle.
Total time: 5 - 10 minutes, depending on how much you embellish your heart
For my son I used a plain white cardboard heart rather than the die-cut version and glued it to the larger red heart. I also used stick-on letters to add a more masculine touch.
The large red cardboard hearts already had a hole at the top with a silver string running through it so I can hang them on my kids’ bedroom or closet doors, which is exactly what I plan to do after they’ve gone to sleep tonight. Keep in mind, you don’t need a holiday to celebrate the love you have for your family and friends, so try this craft any time during the year!
Have fun making unique heart creations that are full of love. Send us a photo of yours and we’ll post them here! Happy Valentine’s Day!!