Jan 21, 2010

I Heart Valentines Day





For my Bad Girls Blog project this month, I wanted to take a break from paper and use some of my favorite crafty products. Paint + Clay + Cookie Cutters = cuteness! I thought about lots of Valentines Day themed projects, but making magnets to hang some of our favorite Valentines Day cards on the fridge would be fun!

Here's what you'll need to make these Conversation Heart magnets:


Polymer Clay
paint
cookie cutters
wooden stamps
magnets
strong hold glue ( E6000 )

Directions:

1. Roll out clay to about a 1/4 inch thick.
2. Use cookie cutters to cut out shapes in the clay, and transfer to a covered baking sheet.
3. Use the stamps to create words on the clay hearts.



4. Bake clay according to package directions.
5. After the clay hearts cool enough to handle, add paint to the letters. Use a damp paper towel to remove any extra paint.
6. Once paint had dried, glue on a magnet to the back of each heart.





Alaina and I want to try using pink and red clay for our next set of heart magnets. It's the perfect rainy-day crafty project. Hope you enjoy the tutorial!!

17 comments:

Kim Hesson said...

This is such a cute idea! Thanks for sharing. I have a few gifts I need to make and these will add the perfect touch. I love your stuff! Hugs, Kim

NicNacManiac said...

WOW...these cards are absolutely adorable. Thanks so much for the polymer heart tutorial...might give this a try! My fridge will look fantastic for Valentines or anyday for that matter. Your designs are always so fun and whimisical and really make me smile!
Enjoy the rest of your day!
xOxO Nerina

Christina said...

Now that my son is 9, I can't get away with Valentine's Day projects for him, really. It's all too close to these feelings he's starting to be confused about ... but suspects are girly ickiness, lol. I have to wait until my little girl starts school. sigh

These are so sweet. I just love the stamped hearts! And I really love that they're not overwhelmed by pink and glitter, lol. Thank you, as always, for your inspiration!

xox

Antonia Krajicek said...

Such a cute project Tara! Thanks for sharing :)

Ps. I received some goodies from your shop as a Christmas gift from a friend and I LOVE them :)

Amber Zimmerman said...

I love this idea! Perfect to try with my girlies. =) Thanks for sharing.

Lisa Russell said...

I like your clay magnets, but I must say I just LOVE your cards! I love the vintage look with the mesh and lace over the paper with the cute graphics. Very nice! Always a favorite look of mine.

Beth said...

sooooooooo lovely!

Cassie said...

O.M.Heck!! I thought that polymer clay was one of the only things that I would never want to own...HELLO!!! I totally need some now!
Thanks for the inspo!!!

Patty said...

They look exactly like the candy!! What a cute idea:)

Yeona said...

So adorable!! I must try this! TFS!! You are just amazing!

Julie Ann Shahin said...

Adorable Tara!!!
xoxo

jen said...

very cute idea - and really not too difficult!

monkeyandsquirrel said...

adorably fantastic!

Anonymous said...

What a great resource!

Angie Backen said...

so clever. and super cute! :)

Ceci-CukiMuki said...

It's lovely. I love how you play with textures. Where did you get the paper doily?

Alisha Forrester said...

Can you use these as jewllery pendants or would you have to use fimo instead?