Valentines Day has always been a favorite crafting holiday. I’m just a sucker for pink, red, and hearts! I’ve gathered a few of my favorite projects from over the years, like these freezer paper stenciled muslin bags I made for Martha Stewart Living magazine a few years ago. Slip a love note, some candy, or even a gift of jewelry inside for your sweetheart. Click here for full instructions!
*By the way, freezer paper stenciling is one of my favorite techniques! You can find freezer paper at most supermarkets (or here). It is paper with a plastic coating on one side. After cutting a shape out (ie. a heart) you iron the paper onto your bag (shiny plastic side down) and you have an almost foolproof one-use stencil. If you use a craft punch to make your stencil shapes, as I did with the small hearts here, it is a breeze!
I used that technique to make a jacks set for a story for Family Fun on candy-free Valentines!
I made these kissing-kid candy bag toppers and a few other candy Valentines on Martha Stewart so click here to see the how to’s! These were inspired by my friend, Silke, who made them with pictures of her sons, stamped the word “kisses!” on them, and filled them with Hershey’s Kisses.
Making these super simple watercolor heart Valentines is totally addictive. I wanted to make hundreds!
My friend Page and I had a tradition of making Valentine gifts for all of our coworkers and this little travel tissue packet and lip balm holder/keychain are two of them! The full story is here!
Happy Valentines Day! x