Valentine’s Flower Craft

Blog #50:

Valentine’s Day is around the corner. There are so many different crafts and gift ideas out there. People spend so much on Valentine’s Day and that $7 card you gifted will probably be tossed in the trash soon enough.  I personally keep cards, as I use them to make gift tags.

Anyway! Why not make something on a budget that is still beautiful and best of all handmade!  Everything I used to make this craft, I already had at home.

You will need:

  • A 12×12 piece of cardboard or scrapbook paper (something thick that is not flimsy);
  • Red, bright pink and vanilla acrylic paints;
  • Paint brushes;
  • A button;
  • Glue gun;
  • 3 green pipe cleaners;
  • Jute or other string to make a bow;
  • Scissors;
  • One empty toilet paper roll

I started off by painting the cardboard in vanilla paint. You can use white or off white as well for this.  I wanted to keep it rustic. Therefore, I used just a little bit of paint and quick strokes to give it that rustic look. While that was drying I shaped the toilet roll into a heart.

I then used a mixture of the red and bright pink paints. It was dry in about 5 minutes or so. I only needed one coat of paint. Next, cut out the heart shapes for a total of 10 hearts.

I proceeded to paint the inside of the hearts after I cut them. I could have painted the inside before cutting but I did not want the paint to chip off ,on the inside, since the toilet roll was pressed together.

I used the glue gun to make two flowers and two hearts. Once the flowers were in place I painted the inside of the hearts for a nice pop!

Shape the pipe cleaners to your liking and glue. I also added two leaves on the stems of the two hearts. Lastly, I glued on the jute bow and a button.

This honestly took me about 15 minutes since the acrylic paint dries quick on cardboard and the glue gun dries within seconds! I might buy a shadow box frame for it since I like it so much!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

<3 Azilde

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