Friday, February 1, 2013

Valentine's DIY

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and the convenience store seasonal aisle is overflowing with heart-shaped boxes of chocolates.  The cartoon character cards from elementary school were always my favorite.  But now that I’m older, I realize I could craft something cuter with better puns.

A great idea is to make cut-out cards.  All you need is some card stock, gluescissors, a small paintbrush and loose glitter.  If you don't want glitter everywhere, make sure you put some newspaper down for quick and easy cleanup!

1. Fold the card stock in half and draw a heart on what would be the front.
2. Cut out the heart, and lightly trace another heart through it on the inside of the card.
3. Drop a large dab into the center of the drawn heart and use the paintbrush to fill in the heart.
4. Sprinkle glitter all over the glue, shaking loose glitter onto the newspaper or off to the side.
5. Let the glue dry and write your message on the inside!

Tip: Spray the heart with a sealer like mod podge to set the glitter before putting it in an envelope.

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