How to Make a Valentines Critter

I have a fun craft for you today.  I’m going to show you how to make a Valentines Critter.  This Valentines Critter is perfect to give your someone special as a gift this Valentines Day.  The critter holds on to the sweetest lollipops that any receiver will be sure to love.  Add a sweet and loving note and you have the perfect gift ready for giving to your someone special.  So, grab the materials needed and let’s get started.

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Laura from Dacian Moon Handmade  will show you how to make this critter, step by step.







 

Materials Needed

– cardboard (a rectangle of 7 cm x 5 cm)
– red paper
– scissors
– pen
– pencil
– 2 flexible straws
– lollipop
– card punch







 

Step 1

Draw two hearts on the red paper…







… and cut them out.







Using your pen draw eyes, nose, mouth on one of them and write “Happy Valentines Day” on the other one.







 


Step 2

Take the cardboard…







And make 4 holes in it, like this (using the card punch).







Apply a layer of glue on the lower part of the heart with eyes…







… like this…







… and place it over the cardboard, like this.







 

Step 3

Take a straw…







… measure the distance between two holes, like this…







… and bend it…







… to go through both holes.







It will look like that. Now the critter has one arm and one leg.







Bend the leg down…







… then bend it again at 2 cm of the straw end to make the foot.







Repeat this step to make the second arm and leg.







 

Step 4

Move the hands outward…







… and bend one from the middle inward (from the elbow)







This arm will support the lollipop.







 

Step 5

Using the scissors make a small cut on the other arm.







Put the second heart on this cut and the critter is ready.







Imagine the surprise of the receiver of this Valentines Day Gift…. they are sure to love it.  How did your Valentines Critter turn out?  Let me know in the comments below.  And, take a picture of your critter as well… you can share that too in the comments.  I’d love to see it.

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How to Make Origami Hearts

If you love Origami and other paper folding activities then you are going to love this post.  I’m going to show you how to make Origami Hearts.  I felt today’s craft was fitting as Valentines Day is only a week away.  You can use this Origami Heart for Valentines Day decorations, gift for someone special or perhaps use these Origami Hearts as the Valentines Day card itself.  The only material you need for this craft is Origami paper…. that’s it.  So, grab some paper and let’s get started.

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How to Make Origami Hearts



 

Materials Needed

Origami Paper

 

Step 1



Fold paper in half.



Fold paper in half.


Step 2



Fold in half other way now.



Fold in half other way now.

 

Step 3



Turn over.



Turn over.

 

Step 4



Fold bottom up to middle crease.



Fold bottom up to middle crease.

 

Step 5



Turn over.



Turn over.

 

Step 6



Fold bottom right corner up to center crease.



Fold bottom right corner up to center crease.

 

Step 7



Fold bottom left corner up to center line too.



Fold bottom left corner up to center line too.

 

Step 8



Flip over.



Flip over.

 

Step 9



Bring top right corner to center line.



Bring top right corner to center line.

 

Step 10



Now bring left top corner over to center line too.



Now bring left top corner over to center line too.

 

Step 11



Fold top corner down to crease line without folding white triangles on sides.



Fold top corner down to crease line without folding white triangles on sides.



The paper should now look like this.



The paper should now look like this.  Notice white triangles are unfolded.

 

Step 12



Fold white triangles in on the inner edge of each triangle.



Fold white triangles in on the inner edge of each triangle.



Like this.



Like this.

 

Step 13



Fold 2 triangles on each side of heart.



Fold 2 triangles on each side of heart.



Like this.



Like this.

 

Step 14



Fold down top a bit to make less pointy.



Fold down top a bit to make less pointy.

 



Finished Origami Heart



Now turn paper over and you have your Origami Heart.

And, there you go…. you just finished your Origami Heart.  How did your Origami Heart turn out?  Let me know in the comments below.  Don’t forget to take a picture of your heart as well and share it too in the comments…. I’d love to see it.

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How to Make Magazine Folded Hearts for Valentines Day

Valentines Day is just a week away.  And, if you are still looking for ideas for Valentines Day decorations I have the craft for you today.  I’m going to show you how to make Magazine Folded Hearts for Valentines Day.  These Magazine Folded Hearts are the perfect decoration for Valentines Day.  You can hang them from the ceiling or from a door…. either way the craft turns out really cute.  And, what’s really cool…. it gives you something to do with all those extra magazines you have sitting around.  So, let’s get started.

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How to Make Magazine Folded Hearts



 

Materials Needed

Magazine

Scissors

Yarn or String

 

Step 1



Get a magazine like this one.



Get a magazine like this one.


Step 2



Fold top right corner of page down.



Fold top right corner of page down.



Press down crease.



Press down crease.

 

Step 3



Fold over to middle once more.



Fold over to middle once more.



Press down to sharpen crease.



Press down to sharpen crease.

 

Step 4



Continue with all of the magazine pages



Continue with all of the magazine pages… I tore the cover off.

 

Step 5



Cut a curved line at the top of each page.



Cut a curved line at the top of each page… I was able to cut several pages at once.

 

Step 6



Take yarn or string and tie 2 times around center of heart.



Take yarn or string and tie 2 times around center of heart.  Leave enough yarn to hang heart up.

 



Finished Magazine Fold Hearts Craft



Now, you are finished with your Magazine Fold Hearts craft.  Didn’t it turn out awesome?  Go hang it up proudly for all to see this Valentines Day.

Here is a video on how to make these Magazine Folded Hearts.

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How to Make a Candy Box for Valentines Day

Are you planning on giving your special someone something special for Valentines Day?  Is that something special some candy?  Well, instead of just giving your someone special an ordinary heart shaped box filled with candy…. why not give that person a handmade Candy Box this Valentines Day?  Imagine their surprise when they see that you gave them something you made yourself.  The craft is an easy one, but turns out really beautiful.  So, grab the materials needed and let’s get started.

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Laura from Dacian Moon Handmade  will show you this Candy Box tutorial step-by-step.







 

Materials Needed

– pattern cardboard (ideally with different pattern on the sides)
– assorted ribbon
– scissors
– card punch
– pencil







 

Step 1

Cut a square from the cardboard.







Divide your card into thirds.







Rotate the card 90 degrees and divide the card into thirds again. You now have 9 squares scored on your card.







 


Step 2

On each of the four corner squares, score a line diagonally, from the corner of the square in toward the center.







Fold along the horizontal lines …







… then along the vertical ones…







… and eventually along the diagonal lines.







It will look like this.







Punch a hole in each of the four corner squares…







… like this.







Take a piece of ribbon …







… and thread it through the punched holes.







Draw the ends of the ribbon together and tie a knot, or a bow if you like. Now fill it with candy.







And, that’s it!!  Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy!!  You just finished your Candy Box for Valentines Day.  How did it turn out?  Now, fill with candy and give it to your favorite someone this Valentines Day.

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How to Make a Valentines Bee Mailbox

Today I’m going to continue with the Valentines Craft fun by showing you how to make a Valentines Bee Mailbox.  This Valentines Mailbox will be perfect for collecting all your Valentines Cards this Valentines Day.  Don’t just use a paper bag to collect your Valentines Cards…. that’s just boring.  Make something that you can be proud of…. imagine the comments all of your friends will have when they are adding their Valentines Cards to your Mailbox.  So, grab the materials needed and let’s get started.

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Laura from Dacian Moon Handmade  will show you, step by step, how to make this mailbox for Valentines Day.







 

Materials Needed

– white cardboard
– colored paper : yellow and red
– black pen (or marker)
– scissors
– black ribbon
– paper glue
– pencil
– black paint
– paintbrush
– black tape






 

Step 1

Draw lines across the yellow paper at about 2.5 cm distance.







Cut them out.







Cut a piece of tape, slightly longer than the yellow bands.







 


Step 2

Put a yellow band on the tape, as in the picture.







Do the same for the lower part of the tape. Take care to let enough tape uncovered.







Add another piece of tape.







Continue until you finish the yellow bands. The first band and the last one must be tape.







 

Step 3

Cut the cardboard a little smaller than the bands…







… and put it over, like this.







Measure the base. I made it a half of the main piece, and slightly longer.







Place it further over the yellow bands and tape, like this.







Bring the extra tape over the cardboard to fix it in place.







Make a cut on the tape in the front part, where the base is longer than the rest, then bring the tape over the cardboard.







It will look like this.







 

Step 4

Fold the base up…







… and add it to the other end, like this.







Press well to fix it.







This is the box body.







 

Step 5

Put it on a piece of cardboard, with the opening up …







… and draw the outline.







Cut it out and make another one (one for the front and one for the back)







Paint them black.







 

Step 6

Draw two circles (one big and one small) – head and nose, two half circles – the feet and two antennas (I made them in the shape of hearts).







Cut them out.







Place the big circle over cardboard and draw the outline.







Inside, draw an almost heart shape – the face.







Cut the face shape out.







 

Step 7

Apply a layer of glue on the back of the face…







… and place it over the head circle.







It will look like this.







Add glue on the small circle – the nose…







… and place it in the middle.







Draw the eyes…







… and make them black. Add a mouth too.







Next, add the feet…







… like this.







Next… add the antennas.







Isn’t it cute?!







 

Step 8

Fold up the extra part of the base.







Add glue on it…







… and place the front part on it. Bring the tape over the front part, like this. Then you will put the back part on its place and fix it with tape.







 

Step 9

Make a hole on the upper part of the box body, like this.







Make another one between the antennas, on the front part.







Take the ribbon and make a knot in both ends. Cut the ribbon in two.







Put it through the holes you made, like this.







Now tie the two part of ribbon. The mailbox is now closed. To open it untie the ribbon.







 

Step 10

Let’s add a bit of color. Draw 3 hearts on the red paper.







Cut them out.







Write “Valentines Mailbox” on one…







… and glue them …







… on the box.







That’s our cute bee mailbox for Valentines Day.







Doesn’t it turn out just simply BEE-utiful?!  Imagine collecting your Valentines Day Cards in this Mailbox…. you will get some wonderful comments on it, I’m sure.  Let me know how your Valentines Bee Mailbox turned out in the comments below.  You can share a picture as well in the comments…. I’d love to see how your Mailbox turned out.

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How to Make a Valentines Key Chain

I have a fun craft for you today.  I’m going to show you how to make a Valentines Key Chain perfect for carrying your keys around this Valentines Day.  Made out of Leather this key chain is extremely durable and will hold up for this Valentines Day and for many Valentines Days to come.  Wouldn’t you be proud to carry around your keys on a key chain you made yourself?  So, grab the materials needed and let’s get started.

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Laura from Dacian Moon Handmade  will show you today how to make this key chain step-by-step.







 

Materials Needed

– leather (one red round piece of 4 cm diameter; one red band of about 1.3 cm x 10 cm and one piece of white leather)
– white paint
– craft glue
– pen
– scissors
– 1 jump ring
– 1 ribbon end
– 1 eyelets
– punch pliers
– vario pliers
– flat nose pliers







 

Step 1

Using your pen…







… draw a heart on the white leather piece.







Cut it out.







 


Step 2

Apply a layer of glue on the back of the heart…







… like this.







Place the heart in the middle of the round leather piece. Let it dry well.







 

Step 3

Make small points on the rectangular piece of leather, using white paint.







It will look like this.  Let it dry.







 

Step 4

Make a hole on top of the heart, near upper edge of the round leather piece.







Like this.







You can use white paint to decorate it too.







 

Step 5

When the rectangular piece is dry, take it and bend it in half.







Place the ribbon end over the edges, like this…







… and use the flat nose pliers to tighten.







 

Step 6

Put the eyelet into the hole you made earlier.







It will look like this on the back of the piece.







Put the vario pliers like this…







… and press well.







That is. The eyelet is in its place.







The front looks like this.







 

Step 7

The final step is to attach the two parts together.  Open the jump ring with your flat nose pliers…







Put it through the eyelet…







… and through the ribbon end…







… then close the jump ring.







And, there you have it…. you just finished your Valentines Key Chain.  Isn’t it perfectly festive for Valentines Day?!  How did your Key Chain turn out?  Let me know in the comments below.  And, take a picture of it too and add it to the comments…. I’d love to see it.

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How to Make a Cute Heart Friend for Valentines Day

Valentines Day is in less than two weeks.  If you are still looking for Valentines Day decorations that are fun to make then I have a craft for you.  Today I’m going to show you how to make a Cute Heart Friend for Valentines Day.  This Cute Heart Friend will sit perfectly on top of a desk or table top.  If you would prefer…. this Cute Heart Friend can be given to your somebody special as a gift instead of a decoration.  Imagine the reaction of the receiver who gets this gift…. they will love it!!  So, let’s get started.

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Laura from Dacian Moon Handmade  will show you how to make this, step by step.







 

Materials Needed

– white paper (a rectangle of ~21 cm x 6.5 cm)
– scissors
– black and green pens
– pencil
– colored pencil (I used pink)
– card punch







 

Step 1

To begin determine the size for it.







Using this size, accordion fold the paper…







… like this.







 


Step 2

Using the card punch, make a hole in the middle, from side to side.







It will look like this.







 

Step 3

Draw a heart on the front side, as large as you can.







Cut the lower part out (take care to cut only from the front side)…







… like this.







Cut the upper part too.







 

Step 4

Draw eyes and mouth.







Using the colored pens, give it some color..







Put the pink pencil through the hole, with the pointy end in front.







 

Step 5

Spread the accordion folding, like this.







Now, this cute heart friend can stand on your desk.







Isn’t this Heart Friend a cutie patootie?!  Just perfectly sweet to use as a decoration for Valentines Day.  How did your Cute Heart Friend turn out?  Let me know in the comments below.  Don’t forget to take a picture and share that too in the comments…. I’d love to see it.

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How to Make a Fantasy Style Valentine’s Day Card : Dragon Valentine

Do you have someone special that you would love to give a Valentine’s Day Card too, but they aren’t crazy about the traditional Valentine’s Day Cards.  Well, if so…. I have the perfect Valentine’s Day Card Craft for you.  Today I’m going to show you how to make a Fantasy Style Valentine’s Day Card…. A Dragon Valentine to be specific.  The craft is an easy one, but don’t worry… it’s fun too.  So, grab the materials needed and let’s get started.

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Tutorial offered by Laura from Dacian Moon Handmade.







 

Materials Needed

– paper (not too thin)
– scissors
– design template (dragon)
– glue
– plastic ribbon (about 40 cm)
– glitter glue






 

Step 1

Save the dragon image from here and print it (you can also draw this dragon yourself).






Cut out the image.






 


Step 2

Fold the paper in half.






Apply a layer of glue on the image …






… and place it on the middle of paper.






 

Step 3

Make some lines with green glitter glue around the image.






It should look like this.






 

Step 4

Cut 4 pieces of ribbon (just long enough to frame the image). With the scissor cut little triangles on one side of the ribbon (like in the next picture).






Repeat that for all the 4 pieces of ribbon.






 

Step 5

Apply a layer of glue on one side of the ribbon…






… and place it on the edge of the image.






Do the same with the other 3 pieces.






 

Step 6

Cut another piece of ribbon (about 3 cm).






With the scissor make cuts on its length…






… like this:






Then pull sudden on the cut end and the small pieces will curl themselves.






 

Step 7

Glue that piece of ribbon on the left upper corner of the image and make a little heart on it with glitter glue (I used mauve to match the eyes of the dragon).






This is the finished card.







See, the craft was fun, wasn’t it?  And, look at the great Valentine’s Day Card you have to give to your Someone Special!!  The real question is…. who are you going to give it to?

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How to Make a Doily Basket of Heart Flowers for Valentine’s Day

I have a fun and festive craft for you today.  I’m going to show you how to make a Doily Basket of Heart Flowers perfect for Valentine’s Day.  The craft is so much fun and turns out just absolutely lovely.  This basket makes for a perfect decoration for Valentines Day or better yet…. a gift for your someone special.  Either way…. the basket is sure to be enjoyed by any onlookers.  Decoration or gift… the choice is yours.  So, go off and get the materials needed and meet me back here for some Valentine’s Day crafting fun.

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How to Make a Doily Basket of Heart Flowers



 

Materials Needed

Round Paper Lace Doily

Glue

Red Paper

10-12 Pipe Cleaners

Tape

Scissors

Ribbon

Pen or Marker

 

Step 1



Fold doily in half.



To make this craft, obtain a round paper lace doily.  Fold once, as seen in Figure 1 above.


Step 2



fold the right edges inward toward the center.



Now, find the center of the doily and then fold. Then fold the right edges inward toward the center. Crease in place, as seen in Figure 2 above.

 

Step 3



Do the same with the left edges.



Do the same with the left edges. When this has been done, you will have a figure similar to Figure 3.

 

Step 4



Attach a pipe cleaner handle



Paste a small red heart on each side of the basket. Attach a pipe cleaner handle in the manner seen in Figure 4.

 

Step 5



Cut 10 or 12 pipe cleaners, each into 2 parts of various lengths.



Cut 10 or 12 pipe cleaners, each into 2 parts of various lengths. Attach, with Scotch tape, tiny red hearts to the pipe cleaner stems. Fill the basket with these flowers. Tie a small bow of ribbon to the top of the handle. Glue onto each end of the ribbon a tiny heart. On one write “To My,” on the other “Valentine.”

 



Finished doily basket of heart flowers.



Look how beautiful this Doily Basket of Heart Flowers turns out.  Don’t you just love it?  It will make either a great decoration for Valentine’s Day or a gift for your someone special.  Either way…. anyone seeing this Valentine’s Basket will surely love it.

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How to Make a Heart Filled Vase for Valentine’s Day

Have you started decorating for Valentine’s Day yet?  After all, Valentine’s Day is just a couple of weeks away.  Well, if you haven’t started decorating yet for Valentine’s Day…. don’t panic yet.  I have the perfect craft for you today.  In this post I’m going to show you how to make a Heart Filled Vase for Valentine’s Day.  It will look beautiful as a decoration in your house.  Or, another idea…. give this Vase to your someone special this Valentine’s Day.  I have no doubt they will absolutely love it.  So, grab the materials needed and let’s get started.

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How to Make a Heart Filled Vase for Valentine's Day



 

Materials Needed

Corrugated Cardboard (cardboard box)

Pen or pencil

Scissors

Red Paper (many pieces)

Glue

Pipe Cleaners

Tape

 

Step 1



corrugated cardboard has holes inside of it



Do you see how corrugated cardboard has holes inside of it?  Remember this because you will be using these holes later.


Step 2



Trace a heart on corrugated cardboard.



Trace a heart on corrugated cardboard.

 

Step 3



Cut heart out.



Cut heart out.



It should look like this.



Like this.

 

Step 4



Cut our red paper hearts a bit bigger than the cardboard heart



Cut our red paper hearts a bit bigger than the cardboard heart.  Glue them on.

 

Step 5



Cut out different sized hearts.



Cut out different sized hearts.  Tape to pipe cleaners… cut to different sizes.

 

Step 6



Cut a piece of cardboard about the width of the heart vase.



Cut a piece of cardboard about the width of the heart vase.

 

Step 7



Cover cardboard with red paper.



Cover cardboard with red paper.  Cut slot in center of board.

 

Step 8



Stick heart flowers into holes in heart vase.



Stick heart flowers into holes in heart vase.  This is where those holes in step 1 get used.  Stick heart vase into cardboard rectangle’s slot.

 

Step 9



If heart vase doesn't stand on own you can reinforce it like this



If heart vase doesn’t stand on own you can reinforce it like this…. Cut a strip of cardboard and bend it and tape to back of red heart and bottom of rectangle board.

 



Finished heart vase.



And there you have it….. your finished Heart Filled Vase for Valentine’s Day.  Doesn’t it turn out just absolutely beautiful?  It is a perfect decoration for this upcoming Valentine’s Day.

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How To Make Paper Carnations

Today I’m going to show you how to make Paper Carnations.  Paper Carnations can be used for many things…. Valentine’s Day, for example.  Valentine’s Day is coming up in just a couple of weeks.  These carnations would be beautiful in a bouquet as a gift for your someone special.  Or, for Mother’s Day…. what mother wouldn’t love receiving a bouquet of hand made paper carnations from their child?   They would certainly love it.  Or, just make these Paper Carnations any day of the week to give to someone special as a surprise.  No one could resist them!  So, let’s get started.

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Materials Needed

tissue papers (the one used for wrapping presents)

pipe cleaners/fuzzy wires

scissors

 

Step 1

Fold tissue paper into portions, enough to make 3 to 4-inch circles.

 


Step 2

Stack 7-10 pieces of circles and by folding it, make two small slits in the middle. This is where you slip in the tip of the pipe cleaner, then fold it to lock it in place.

 

Step 3

Starting in the middle, gently fold the paper up, until all the side are pulled upwards.  Continue doing the same for the other papers underneath.

 

Step 4

When all the papers are up, gently arrange it to form blooming petals of your carnation flowers.

 

Step 5

Make a bunch of these flowers and you can place it a flower vase for a more attractive look.

Or better yet, make a bouquet of carnation flowers and give it to somebody for Valentine’s Day.  They are sure to love it.  How did your carnation flowers turn out?  Let me know in the comments below.

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How to Make a Lollipop Holder Gift for Valentine’s Day

Today I have a fun craft for you.  I’m going to show you how to make a Lollipop Holder Gift for Valentine’s Day.  It is a perfect gift for a friend, family or even a secret admirer.  Make several of these Lollipop Holder Gifts and give them to many people.  Whatever you would like to do.  The receiver is sure to love this gift.  So, grab the materials needed and let’s get started.

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Laura from Dacian Moon Handmade will show you this craft step-by-step.







Materials Needed

– colored paper (not too thin) – measure two and a half lollipop size (without the stick)
– white paper
– scissors
– paints
– paintbrush
– glue
– pencil
– lollipop






 

Step 1

Take the colored paper…






… and fold it leaving 2 cm on top.






 


Step 2

In the middle of the folded edge cut a triangle…






… like that:






 

Step 3

Fold the paper on one top of the cutted triangle…






… then on the other one.






 

Step 4

Bring the white paper on the short side of the colored paper and measure how big you want it to be.






Then cut it on the markings.






 

Step 5

Let’s decorate the white paper. With the pencil…  draw the middle of a flower, one petal…






… and many broken petals on the ground.






 

Step 6

With black paint and a toothpick paint the contour of your drawing.






It will look like this.






 

Step 7

Paint the petals as you wish.






Make the stem green and the middle orange.






 

Step 8

With black write on every petal “He loves me” or “He loves me not”, taking care that on the petal that is  still on the flower says, “He loves me”.






Like this:






 

Step 9

With red write,  “Happy Valentine’s Day”.  Let it dry.






 

Step 10

On the back side of the painted paper…apply a layer of glue…






… And place it on the colored paper, where you had measured.






 

Step 11

On the middle of the upper part make markings at 3 cm.






Starting on the markings make a circular cutting on the back part of the paper. Like this:






 

Step 12

Place the lollipop in the hole from the base …






… and close the box.






And there you have it…. you just made a Lollipop Holder Gift for Valentine’s Day.  Isn’t it just precious?  Imagine the surprise of the receiver when you tell them you made it from scratch…. they will love it!!

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How to Make a Potato Heart Stamp

I have a very unique craft for you today.  I’m going to show you how to make a Potato Heart Stamp for Valentine’s Day.  Yep, you read that right…. a stamp made from a potato.  It is such a clever idea, isn’t it?  And yet…. so simple.  You can make Valentines pictures and Valentines Cards with your Potato Stamp.  You will need a little help from an adult for this craft as it does call for a sharp knife.  An adult will use the knife to cut the top of the potato off.  So, make sure not to start this craft without an adult present.  So, with that being said grab an adult and the materials needed and let’s get started.

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How to Make a Potato Heart Stamp



 

Materials Needed

Potato

Sharp Knife (for an adult)

Butter Knife

Toothpick

Red Paint

Paintbrush

Paper

 

Step 1



Get a potato.



Get a potato.


Step 2



Ask an adult to cut the end off of potato.



Ask an adult to cut the end off of potato.

 

Step 3



Cut heart into the potato



Cut heart into the potato with butter knife and a toothpick.

 

Step 4



Brush paint onto the raised heart.



Brush paint onto the raised heart.

 

Step 5



Now push the heart against the paper



Now push the heart against the paper… repaint the potato between each print to get the best printed hearts.

Isn’t that a unique way to make hearts on a piece of paper?  I think it is…. plus it is a ton of fun.  Now, why don’t you use your Potato Heart Stamps to make some great Valentines pictures or cards to hand out to your friends and family.  I am sure they will absolutely love them!!

Here is our video on How to Make a Potato Heart Stamp.

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How to Make a Paper Doily Heart Valentine Box

Valentines Day will be here in just a few weeks.  And, with Valentines Day comes Valentines Cards from family and friends.  What better way to store these loving and wonderful Valentines Cards than to store them in a beautifully festive Valentine Box.  Today I’m going to show you how to make a Paper Doily Heart Valentine Box.  This box is a perfect way to keep your Valentines Cards for years to come.  A perfect way to keep your memories from this special Valentines Day.  Imagine how fun it would be to look back on this Valentines Day years later and read all your Valentines Cards.  It would be wonderful.  So, let’s get started.

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How to Make a Paper Doily Heart Valentine Box



 

Materials Needed

Printer

Paper or Cardstock

Doily

Scissors

Paste, Glue or Tape

 

Click on one of the Templates below to make larger and to print.  You can choose to use the colored template or if you prefer to trace your template on Cardboard or Card Stock print off the second template.

Colored Template



Color template for Doily Heart Box



 

Template to Trace



Paper template to trace valentine box



 

Step 1



Print out template.



Print out template.


Step 2



Cut out template



Cut out template.

 

Step 3



Fold box and paste or tape together.



Fold box and paste or tape together.

 

Step 4



Now glue a doily around the outside



Now glue a doily around the outside to give it a lacy valentine look.

And, that’s it….. you just made a Paper Doily Heart Valentine Box.  Isn’t it adorable?  How did your Valentine Box turn out?  Let me know in the comments below.  And, don’t forget to take a picture of your finished Valentine Box and add it to the comment…. I would love to see it.

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How to Make a Chocolate Bar Box for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner.  It is on February 14th and it will be here before you know it.  Are you prepared yet?  Do you know what you are getting your friends and family for Valentine’s Day?  Or perhaps you have a special person you have been admiring from “a far”.  Either way I have the craft for you today.  In this post I’m going to show you how to make a Chocolate Bar Box for Valentine’s Day.   You are simply going to start off with your receiver’s favorite candy bar and go from there to construct the perfect chocolate bar box for this special occasion.  So, grab the materials needed and let’s get started.

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Laura from DacianMoon Handmade will show you how to make this chocolate box.






 

Materials Needed

– colored paper (not too thin)
– glitter glue
– scissors
– ribbon (about 40 cm)
– paint marker
– glue
– pencil
– chocolate bar






 

Step 1

Measure enough space for the chocolate (let’s say 2.5 cm on every side of the chocolate bar) and mark with a line.






 


Step 2

Fold on this line…






… and once again…






… like this:






 

Step 3

Cut the last part at 2 cm from the edge.






 

Step 4

On one of the small sides make a criss-cross cut.






 

Step 5

Unfold the paper.






 

Step 6

Apply a layer of glue on the back side of the chocolate bar…






… and place it in the middle.






 

Step 7

Apply a layer of glue on the ribbon too…






… as long as the width of the paper… then place the paper with the chocolate on top.






 

Step 8

Take the remaining paper…






… fold it in half…






… and draw a half of a heart on it.






Cut the drawing out.






Unfold.






 

Step 9

With the marker write in the middle of the heart “Happy Valentine’s Day”.






 

Step 10

Close the box and tie the ribbon making a knot on one side.






 

Step 11

Apply a layer of glue on the upper part of the back side of the heart, as I show in this picture.






Then place it on the box. Take care that the glued part does not touch the ribbon.






 

Step 12

Use glitter glue to decorate the heart.






Here is your elegant chocolate box…. ready to be given away to someone special.






Isn’t this chocolate box just fabulous to give out as a gift?  It really is.  Imagine how excited the receiver would be to receive it.  Now, the real question is….who are you going to give this awesome Chocolate Bar Box to for Valentine’s Day?

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How to make a Heart Bookmark

Valentine’s Day is coming up next month.  And, with Valentine’s Day what do you think of?  Hearts, of course.  Well, with that being said…. today I’m going to show you how to make a Heart Bookmark.  This Heart Bookmark would be perfect to give to someone special this Valentine’s Day.  You can imagine that every time he or she looked at it they would be reminded of the fact that you made it especially for them.  So, grab the materials needed and let’s get started.

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Tutorial offered by Laura from Dacian Moon Handmade).







 

Materials Needed

– paper
– scissors
– red paint marker
– pencil






 

Step 1

Make the paper square.






 


Step 2

Cut the paper in half.






 

Step 3

Fold in half, then unfold (because we need the crease).






 

Step 4

Fold every half in half again, like in the picture …






… and unfold.






 

Step 5

Fold the upper right corner until you reach the closest crease.






Unfold.






 

Step 6

Fold in the dotted line.






 

Step 7

Fold the right upper corner to meet the center crease.






Do the same with the left upper corner.






 

Step 8

Fold the new formed corner like in the picture (in half)






It will look like this.






 

Step 9

This could seem tricky but it is quite simple. Fold in the first crease on the right, lifting the corner and flattening it.






This will force another fold on the back.






 

Step 10

We are still working on the face. Do the same with the other side. It should look like this.






 

Step 11

Fold a little corner on all upper corners…






… like this.






 

Step 12

Turn over and… there is the heart!






 

Step 13

Use the paint marker to decorate it the way you like.






And, there you have it…. you just finished making your beautiful heart bookmark.  Didn’t it turn out just lovely?  Take a picture of your Heart Bookmark and post it in the comments below so I can see how awesome your bookmark turned out.

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