Heart Candy Magnets for Valentines day

I know, I know, I haven’t posted in maybe a month or so, but I’m back with a cute DIY!

As soon as New Years is done and over with, almost instantly, you’ll start to notice the Valentines day themed items popping up in every store. Valentines day isn’t really a holiday you have to do gifts, but if you have some spare time and would like to make something small for your mom, best friend, or your significant other, this might be right up your alley.

I got all my materials at Michaels!

 

Polymer Clay: I used the bake kind instead of air dry, but you could use whatever.

Heart Candy Molds: This is actually made for baking, but it was perfect for this project.

Magnets

Hot Glue Gun

Acrylic Paint

Small Paint Brushes 

Knife (not pictured) 

 

Lets get started!!

Flatten out your clay, not too thin, but not too thick. Place the heart molds over the clay and press to transfer the heart shape over.

 

Once you can see the heart shapes left behind you can take your knife and start cutting out as many hearts as you would like to make.

IF your hearts still end up too big or just messy then do the exact same thing with each individual heart and cut around the heart image again. I had to do this!

 

Once you have all your heart shapes cut out you’ll need to get your red and white paint out. Mix them together to create a light pink for your letters. Take your paint and pick a heat to start with and paint over the letters in the heart mold.

Completely coat the letters and when you’re done place your clay hear in and press so all the paint will transfer over and it will indent the letters in. Repeat this process until you make the amount of hearts you want. When you’re done heat your oven to 275 degrees and place your hearts in for 15 minutes.

Take your hearts out and let them cool down. Carefully peal the hearts out. The pain won’t be perfect in the letters, but that’s okay because we will paint over the paint that spread.

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I started with mixing green and white to create a teal color. I carefully painted over and around the wording and this is what it turned out like.

I created other pastel colors and painted the remaining hearts. After I let them dry. When they are completely dry take your your magnet and hot glue it to the back of your heart.

That’s it! Hope you enjoyed!!

DIY Christmas Gift for the Stranger Things Enthusiast

Alright ya’ll. We all know Christmas is around the corner and lets be honest, if you haven’t started yet, you are seriously slacking. That’s okay though, I’m here to try and help. Stranger Things 2 was a huge hit this year and I’m sure you can think of someone who was obsessed and binge watched the whole season in a day. If you have yet to get that person a gift here’s a cheap, cute, and quick gift you can do in just about an hour.

Here’s the things you’ll need:

Packing tape

Access to a printer

Scissors

Glass cup

Container for warm water

That’s it!

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Instructions:

To start off I used Google Docs to write out “Bitchin'” in the font Pacifico. Use whatever font you like!! I wrote it out 3 times in the same sheet, just in case I messed up (I did). So, once you get the font you like and adjust the size, print it out, and then cut out one of them.

Next, you will use your packing tape and place it on top of the font. Just like below.

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Make sure there are no air bubbles and it is a smooth as possible. Once it looks good to you, go ahead and trace around the font with your scissors. You can just cut a rectangle around the font if you prefer. I just thought I would like it this way better, but its your personal preference.

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Now we fill up whatever container you have with warm water and soak the paper in there.

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You’ll leave this in here for at least 5 minutes.. You don’t want to take it out too early or the ink wont transfer well. I left mine in there for about 10 minutes to make it easier to peel the paper away.

Once it’s been at least 5 minutes start rubbing away the paper.

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You might have to dip it in the warm water one or two more times to get all the remaining paper off. The first time I was peeling away the paper, I was too rough and started peeling away the adhesive and part of the ink. So don’t be too rough, just soak it a bit longer if you’re having a hard time getting the paper off.

When you’re done with that let it dry off for about 10 minutes.

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Alright, almost done! Now you’ll notice once it dries that the stickiness came back. Now you’ll take whatever glass you want to use or any that you have lying around the house and place it wherever looks good to you.

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And that’s all! This took me less than an hour to do and I love how it turned out.

 

 

DIY Hanging Ornaments

Here’s a cute way to hang up those Christmas ornaments when you have a pet that just can’t keep their paws off them! As most of ya’ll know, I have a cat names Eevee and I love her to death but it’s impossible to decorate our tree with her around. We’re lucky we could even get our tree up. Greg’s mom surprised me with these adorable animal ornaments and it just broke my heart that I wouldn’t be able to show them off on our tree, so I got creative.

I got almost everything at Hobby lobby and spent just under 12 bucks! Anything Christmas related was 50% off.

Here’s a list of all the items pictured above:

  1. Branch- I found this on the ground of my apartment complex. If you just go to a park or walking around I’m sure you could find one that will be big enough for you to use.
  2. Ribbon- I found this ribbon lying around our place. I’m not sure where I got it from, but Hobby Lobby would be a good start.
  3. Extreme Sheen Metallic paint- I got it in the color ‘Sterling Silver’ from Hobby Lobby for less than $3.
  4. Flat Brush- I’ve had this brush it came from a set that I got from, you guessed it, Hobby Lobby.
  5. Ornaments- I can’t remember exactly where Greg’s mom got these from, but you can use whatever ornaments you have.
  6. Holly- from Hobby Lobby for $3. I added this because it is known as a Christmas plant.
  7. Green pine pipe cleaners- from Hobby Lobby for $1.50
  8. Mini Christmas Ornaments- From Hobby Lobby $1.50 each

I decided to paint the branch a metallic silver color because I felt it went with the Christmas theme. You’re welcome to do anything you want! I’m just showing what I did to help spark up your creativity.

After painting the branch, I let it air dry for about 2 hours, just to be safe.

I then used the pine pipe cleaners to wrap the Holly in place and then continued wrapping them around the whole branch for some green. I made a bow out of the ribbon and wrapped it on the center of the branch. The last thing left to do was to hang up the ornaments, but first I needed Greg’s help putting the branch up. We used 2 nails and string to hang the branch on the wall. Once the branch was up we hung up all the ornaments!