Valentines Decoration

Valentines Craft-001

This Creative Solution is a cute, easy, fun, no-sew Valentine’s decoration that cost less than $5 to make.

Reminiscent of those Necco Sweetheart candies from childhood, it’s four hearts marked with our names, hanging on a ribbon.  Got more people in your family?  Use more hearts.  Or mark them with the Sweetheart Candy words, like “Be Mine” and such.  Be Creative.  Come up with a Solution that works for you!  The basic directions are the same.

Supplies needed:

  • 4 (or however many) small hearts from the wooden crafts section of a craft store.  I got these from Hobby Lobby for 79¢ each.
  • Wide fabric ribbon (I had purchased some from the Christmas clearance section of JoAnn’s)
  • Smaller decorative ribbon to adhere to the top
  • 1/2 pipe cleaner
  • 2 popsicle sticks
  • Acrylic paints and brushes
  • Hot Glue Gun and glue sticks

Directions:

  1. Paint the hearts in whatever pastel colors work for you.
    • After they dry, paint whatever words or names you want in RED capital letters.
  2. After the paint dries, hot glue the hearts to the ribbon… spacing them evenly
  3. Cut both popsicle sticks to be the width of the ribbonIMG_1231
  4. On both the top and bottom, wrap the ribbon around the popsicle stick and hot glue it in place.
    • The top will become the “hanger,” and the bottom just weighs it down so it lays properly.
  5. Wrap the pipe cleaner around either side of the top popsicle stick, bending it into a little triangle hanger.IMG_1230
  6. Make a pretty bow using a second ribbon, and hot glue it to the top (to hide the “hanger” and pipe cleaner).

I used a command hook to hang it on the cabinet in my old house and on the closet door in my new house. Cute, right?

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