Valentines Day is this Friday everyone, what are you doing to celebrate with your sweetie or loved ones? We're new parents (sorry, forgot to officially announce this on the blog) so we're planning to stay home and make a fancy dinner together. I wanted to share one more last minute gift idea. It's super simple to make, it literally only took me about 30 minutes (not including drying time) and you can make bunches of these at once. It's a super cute glitter pin/hair clip that also doubles as a card for your favorite Valentine. I made these for my sisters.
Here's what you'll need: Felt, glitter, Elmers glue, scissors, an old paint brush, hair clips and pin backs, and another stronger glue. I chose E6000, but hot glue would probably work too. For the card part I had some blank cards and envelopes hanging around, a Hugs and Kisses stamp and gold stamp pad. However you can decorate your card however you want. Here and here are some Valentines I made in the past.
Cut your hearts out of the felt. I made small squares about 3x3 inches, and then like you would make a paper heart, fold it in half and cut.
Add a liberal amount of Elmers glue to one side of the heart, and then spread with a paint brush.
Time to add your glitter. I used red on the red felt, and pink on the pink felt. Sprinkle liberally and then shake off well. You'll probably want to use a finer glitter so more of it will stick to your thin layer of glue.
Set aside and allow to dry. I left mine overnight, but you'll probably only need a few hours.
Once dried cover the glitter with another thin layer of glue. This will keep the glitter from shedding all over, something that your giftee will appreciate.
Attach your pin back, hair clip, or both to the un-glittered side of the heart. I use E6000 because it has super hold, even to metal pieces. Once the glue dries you can attach your glitter hearts to your card. I poked mine right through the front and center so they're a part of the card design. Now give to friends or family for a sweet Valentine treat!
Thanks for checking out my glitter heart DIY. If you're looking for even more holiday inspiration, check out the "Valentines Day" category, or visit my Pinterest board to see my projects, and lots of other gifts, recipes, and DIY's.
xo ~ Emily