Heart- Shaped Hand Warmers - The Perfect Little Valentine's Day Gift
This year for Valentine's Day I wanted to make some Valentine's Day gifts and cards for family and friends that weren't romance themed.
I bought several sweaters from the Thrift Store before Christmas and oh the plans I had for them....but it's February and the sweaters are still sitting in a pile in my craft room. My eye caught this red sweater and an idea hit me! I could make a stack of rice-filled hand warmers to give as little gifts.
Other than the sweater, I gathered some supplies from my craft stash: glassine envelopes, seam binding, vintage millinery flowers, blank cards, a sharpie, a red marker, red thread, paper embellishments, rice, a funnel, heart-shaped cookie cutter, scissors, pretty straight pins and ribbon.
I placed the cookie cutter onto my sweater and traced it with a Sharpie. After I did the first one I realized that the Sharpie marking would show so I then turned the sweater inside out for the marking portion of the project.
I cut out my heart and held the two layers in place with straight pins. I also placed it on top of the blank card to make sure it would fit - it was a go!
Stitch around the heart leaving a small opening to add the rice. Use a funnel to avoid a mess! Once you have filled your hand warmer stitch the opening closed. Stitch a ribbon loop to the back of the hand warmer.
Add your sentiments to the top of the card using a red marker then attach the hand warmer using a pin to hold the ribbon in place.
Insert card into glassine envelope and fold over top of envelope.
Stitch the top of the envelope closed.
I added a paper rose to the top of the envelope - I switched from a zig zag stitch to a straight stitch for this portion only.
You can leave as is or add some more pretties!
I wrapped seam binding around the envelope tying it into a bow and then added a small bunch of millinery flowers.
Perfect for gift giving!
*To heat place in microwave for 20 to 30 seconds. Stop after 20 seconds to check....add 10 seconds more as needed.
Everything I used was from my stash...no money spent! You can raid your craft stash and make this your own easily.
I hope you enjoyed my Make Something From Nothing Valentine's Day gift idea! Be sure to check out:
Diane, from An Extraordinary Day - Diane is sharing a lovely idea for packaging home-baked treats for Valentine's Day gift giving along with a delicious recipe!
Until next month!