23 Jan

You Are “SEW” Loved {DIY Valentine}

Today we are so thrilled to have guest blogger, Haley Kjar, with PS I Adore You and Life is Sweet sharing a super cute DIY Valentine project with us! We just adore Haley and her sweet family! Haley is the blog editor for the incredible site PS I Adore You which brings awareness to childhood cancer by offering fresh, on-trend items for sale on their site. They’ve created a platform to shine a light on courageous children battling their disease and your purchases fund the fight!

 

Haley has designed these darling “You are SEW Loved” valentines that you can download and re-create with your little peanuts! Perfect to give out to friends and family for Valentine’s Day! Directions and downloads below!

 

Hi Sweet Little Peanut readers! I’m grateful to take up a little space here on this lovely blog. 🙂 Whether you’re looking for a Valentine to make and send to grandparents, a Valentine’s activity to do at school, or a fun way to keep little hand busy at home, here’s something for you! xo

 

SUPPLIES:
Heart Printables (or colored paper and marker if you want to create your own)
White scrapbook paper or card stock (thicker than printer paper)
Scissors
Glue stick
Hole-punch
Yarn
Duck tape (scotch tape or painters tape would work too)
** You can print the printables at home, or order them as photos. I printed them through Costco Photo as 8×8’s, in a “lustre” finish, and made sure that near the end of my ordering process, I edited my “Print Options” so that they are NOT being “autocorrected” or it will change the colors.
Step 1: Cut out the hearts.
Step 2: Use your glue stick to adhere the heart to the white paper (I used scrapbook paper).
Step 3: Cut around the heart. I had about a ⅔” trim around the large hearts and about ½” trim around the smaller ones.
Step 4: Hole-punch it! I didn’t measure along the way, but they are about ⅔” apart on the big hearts and ¼” on the small hearts. I did try to make sure that the holes were closer to the heart than the edge of the white paper so that as much yarn as possible shows. 🙂
Step 5: Thread/create your “needle” by taking a small piece of duck tape and rolling it around the end of the yarn. Perfect for little, helping hands. Learned this trick from my mom when I was little and we’d make fruit loop necklaces. 🙂
Step 6: Thread (or “loop-de-loop” as my son says) the yarn around the Valentine! I must admit it took a little longer than I anticipated with my little 3 year old at first, but once he got focused he was a loop-de-looping pro. And it made for some good Mommy-son time. 🙂
Step 7: Take the start and end of the yarn and tie a small, but tight, knot in the back. Then cut the two tails very close to the knot so it’s not very noticeable. The back is where a message can be written or a picture can be drawn for your Valentine recipient!
And ta-da!
Thank you for having me Sweet Little Peanut! And Happy Valentine’s everyone!
DOWNLOAD PRINTABLES: Heart Printable 1 | Heart Printable 2

  
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2 Responses to You Are “SEW” Loved {DIY Valentine}

  1. Natalie says:

    Hi! This is such a cute creative craft and I printed out the hearts but I’m wondering how did you get BIG ones? I only am getting four small printed on each page at home. Is it something to do with ordering sizes? Is that why you did Costco. I don’t have one by me but I have a photo center. Would I just have it printed there to the sizes I would like? Thank you for sharing this craft.

  2. Jen says:

    Natalie: I printed large ones using the Poster option under the sizing tab on my printer, I hope that helps 😉

    Haley and Heather, these are AWESOME! I was already going to do a project with my son’s Kindergarten class involving yarn, because I have a ton, and I just needed a little encouragement in a cute direction. This idea was the perfect fit for me.

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