Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Craft Review: Easy Handmade Valentine's Decorations

Craft Review:  Easy Handmade Valentine's Decorations (by Coletta Teske)

Show your love on Valentine's Day with the gift of your own handiwork. Inside this craft review, you'll find ideas for easy handmade Valentine's decorations.

The simplest expressions of love can leave the biggest impact on your loved one's heart. Especially when those tokens of affection are made from the heart and made by hand.

With Valentine's Day just around the corner, review this list of easy handmade Valentine's decorations and find a craft that will melt your loved one's heart.

Pour Your Porcelain Heart Out

Porcelain heart decorations are an easy kitchen craft

These white porcelain hearts are a kitchen crafter's delight. With a few simple ingredients from your local grocery store and pharmacy, you can cook up a batch of cold porcelain and mold it into any shape.

Cold porcelain is a homemade air-drying modeling clay made from white glue, cornstarch, cold cream, and glycerin. The ingredients are mixed together in an old saucepan, cooked over medium heat until it looks like clay, and kneaded until the mixture is smooth.

You'll find a detailed tutorial on how to make cold porcelain at CraftStylish. There are pictures to guide you through the porcelain making process step-by-step. And, there are ideas for molding the porcelain clay into different shapes.

Hang Your Heart on Your Hearth

Valentine's heart garland decorations can be hung anywhere in the house

Garlands are the perfect decoration for any occasion. On Valentine's Day, create a garland of hearts and hang those hearts all over a room.

Cut hearts out of any material you have in the closet and attach those hearts to a string. You can use fabric, paper, or plastic. Whatever material your heart desires.

Felt is a popular crafting material this year and Marie Williams Johnstone has an easy tutorial for a Valentine felt heart garland. To cut the felt, you'll need a good pair of scissors. To put the garland together, you'll need basic hand sewing skills.

More Valentine's Decorations and Crafts

Pinterest is a wealth of resources for handmade Valentine's decorations and crafts ideas

Pinterest is blushing with Valentine's Day craft and decoration ideas. Here are a few Pinterest boards that you may find inspiring:
  • Valentine's Romance by lakeerieartists has pins for heart-themed garlands, giant paper roses, wreaths, greeting cards, and date night ideas.
  • Valentine Crafts and Gift Ideas by annmackiemiller has pins for heart-shaped yarn and string projects. If you love to crochet, you'll find several Valentine-themed projects.
  • Heart Shapes I love! Crafty by haydnsgrammie has every heart design imaginable. This is the place to go when you need inspiration for a one-of-a-kind heart.
  • Valentine Crafts and Ideas by planetpals has Valentine crafts and activities for kids with an earth-friendly approach.

Creating a handmade token of your love is a gift that creates lasting memories. In the time you spend watching a TV show, you can also make a craft or decoration to celebrate your Valentine.



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7 comments:

  1. Wow! I loved both of the tutorials you featured Coletta! They are totally awesome. I also completely agree, Pinterest is a wonderful site to find inspiration, tutorials and supplies.

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    1. Thank you, Cynthia! The cold porcelain hearts are so cool and so easy to make.

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  2. Thank you very much, Coletta, for featuring my heart garland tutorial. That was so kind and I enjoyed seeing the other ideas and projects too. I love Valentine crafts :)

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    1. Thank you, Marie! Your garland tutorial is great. Love your photos and the heart design is gorgeous!

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  3. What a fun collection of crafty Valentine Hearts and other Valentine projects. I love making handmade gifts and decorations!

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  4. That cold porcelain looks fun to work with. Great article Collette!

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