Valentine's craft and giveaway
I thought I'd share a craft I used to make, and have since resurrected! LOL
Here's what you'll need:
Wide lace (you can use "off the bolt" lace fabric, but I just found this 6 inch wide flat lace trim),
Two different sizes white lace eyelet, I had 1 inch and 1.2 inch, but you can use any TWO DIFFERENT sizes you wish.
About a yard each.
oh yes, and potpourri and hot glue gun and glue sticks!
See that wire? I got mine in the gardent dept of Michael's. I was really wanting the thick coated (white) wires, but they didn't have 'em at Michael's, Joann's or Walmart. I KNOW I used to use the white ones. I saw thin ones, but don't waste your time on those! LOL
On the eyelet, there's a "casing" at the top where it's gathered. Run the wire "stick" through this. Some have cotton casings, this one just had net-type - which is why I really wanted that white wire! LOL
Run it the whole length of the wire "stick"
Leave enough ends of the wire exposed (for twisting together later)
Join the ends. You could shape into a heart before joining the ends if you're brave. But I found the best way to do it is join the ends first, then shape into a heart.....
Then when you make the back heart (the one that has the larger lace) you can shape it to the form of the heart you first made.
Now you're going to make a "lace sandwich". Don't worry about cutting out a heart shape of the lace, just lay some down and glue. You can trim later.
Now do this for both hearts.
NOTE: I usually put in a little "give" to the top heart. You're going to be "stuffing" with potpourri so you want it to be able to hold it, right? LOL. If you don't know what I mean, just ask. I'll be happy to try to confuse you more. (giggle)
Hot glue the two hearts together, leaving a small opening to stuff the pot pourri through, then glue the opening closed.
You're basically done now, but here's the fun part...Figuring out how you want to decorate it. I had trouble deciding....
I tried rose buds, I tried 1/4 inch satin ribbon and couldn't decide where to put it! LOL
Then I finally decided on some shear organza ribbon....
And glued a small rinestone in the middle of the bow.
OH! I just glued a loop of ribbon on the back for a hanger.
These make great Valentines. But, you could also do these as favors. I did this one year using roses from bouquets we had at a memorable event to pass out to all the girl cousins in my family.
Hope you enjoy! If you make these, please take pics and send me a link...I'd love to see yours!