Sweet Valentines

Pieces Valentine

One of my favorite things about Valentine’s Day is making the valentines and giving them to the people I care about. I can’t wait until H is old enough and he can help me!

I get inspiration from all sorts of things including fabrics and materials, but also the candy aisle of my local grocery store.

This Valentine’s Day I decided to make some heart pouches and a few takes on some classic candy that you can also give as gifts. These are all easy to make, fun, and any kid would love receiving them or giving them to their friends and classmates. Read on to get the full tutorials for all of them.

I Go to Pieces For You

Materials
A small box of Reese’s Pieces candy
Clip art
Scissors
Glue stick or scotch tape

1. Print out the template, which you can download here. Cut it out with your scissors.

2. Wrap the template around the candy box and secure using either a piece of scotch tape or a glue stick.

Super Hero Valentines

Super Hero Valentines

Materials
Lollipops (choose your favorite flavor such as Blow Pops or Tootsie Roll pops)
Clip art
Glue stick or scotch tape
Scissors

1. Print out the clip art and cut it out using your scissors, including the white circle, where the “neck” will go for your cape.

2. Take the lollipop and either glue or tape the mask around the front of the candy.

Super Hero Valentines in Progress

3. Take the lollipop and wrap one of the super hero capes around the “neck” of the candy, just below the actual candy. Then adhere it using glue or tape.

Valentine Heart Pouches

A Heart-Felt Pouch

Materials
Fabric pen or pencil
Pinking shears
Felt (in whatever color you’d like, I used red and turquoise)
Sewing machine or needle and thread
Trim to decorate (this is optional)

1. Trace a heart (whatever size you’d like it to be, mine was approximately 10″ x 10″) onto the felt twice with your fabric pen or pencil. Cut out the two pieces with your pinking shears.

Heart Pouches in Progress

2. Next either take a piece of ribbon or cut a skinny strip of felt for the handle. My felt strip measured about 1/2″ x 6″.

3. Place the two heart pieces together and either sew them with your machine or hand stitch them shut, leave the curved part at the top open. I used a contrasting thread so my stitches would stand out.

4. Next place your ribbon or felt strip for the handle inside the pouch you’ve sewn together. I put mine where the two curves meet in your heart. You can pin each side to secure them if you’d like.

5. Use your machine or hand stitch them together to secure the handle. Add embellishments as you see fit. You can add the recipient’s initials, buttons, bows, or anything else you’d like.

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