Ooooh Oooooh...I have been so excited to share this fun craft with you!
It has been in the works in my brain for awhile and there are many times I get inspired to create something but have no idea what the end result will be. This was one of those times. There are so many elements to this craft that make it extra fun so I am jazzed about letting you know how I did this from inspiration to completion. Sadly, this is not a tutorial because...well...I am not good at them.
First of all, those sweet little tubes are from paper towel rolls. I have always wanted to find a re-use for them and this was such a great way to make something not very pretty just adorable. I wrapped the tubes in valentine themed scrapbooking paper which I cut in half and bonded to the tube. I started off stapling the bottoms and wrapping them in ribbon but realized hot glue worked just as well. I filled them with fun little candies, Hershey hugs & kisses, and other goodies.
(Great for little Valentine messages too!)The clips are painted clothes pins with painted polka dots all over them. You can use a pencil eraser or a q-tip (which I preferred). Unless you are savvy and actually have a circle brush specifically for this task...you clever crafter, you. You can also use scrapbook paper on your clothespins.The felt hearts or birds are blanket stitched with embroidery floss and slightly stuffed for some dimension. I embellished them with fabric, ruffles, and buttons for some cutie patootie flair.
I wanted to make a craft that was a sweet treat but also a gift too. I decided to make a magnet but with a creative twist. I glued a heavy duty magnet to the back of the clothes pin before attaching the felt heart. After gluing a length of ribbon to the front of the clothes pin, I glued the felt heart on top. I then attached another coordinating valentine stuffie to the other end of the ribbon and glued a magnet to the back of that one too. Now you actually have two magnets and a clip.
Here are the magnets and clip in use. So fun, right?
I clipped the top of the tube with the clip part of the magnet to seal in all the sweet treat goodness. The magnet ribbon is tied around the tube for the presentation. I plan on adding a card with a sweet saying like, "You're my Tweet Friend," "You make my Heart Happy" or "For my Tweet Heart."
Hope you enjoy and are inspired for Love Day!