Valentine’s day is a hand-makers holiday. No doubt. I always catch the crafting (love) bug and cannot stop. This year is no exception and I’m excited to share Valentine projects all week. (I realize it’s a little late but inspiration strikes when it strikes and I’m running with it!)
I’m starting with this reusable, hand-stamped fabric wrap–basically a burrito for your Valentine treats. We don’t give each other big gifts at our house but we always have a nice breakfast with pancakes and smoothies. This year I’m adding this sweet little package of chocolate goodness. These people I Iive with are such very good people and I’m tucking some love into this hand-stamped package of love using only a fat quarter! So here is how to wrap a heart!
Supplies Needed: Wine corks, foam sheets or foam letters, Speedball roller, fabric paint, fat quarter of red fabric, 10 inches of thin elastic, and one small pane of glass for rolling the paint.
Begin by cutting your fabric in 12 inch by 12 inch square, hem on all four sides so it is ready to be stamped on. Iron it nice and crisp and wrinkle-free.
To make your stamps, super glue foam shapes onto the flattest side of the corks. For my designs I cut a heart out of a foam sheet and also used an X and O from a box of foam letters. (Note: be sure to use cork corks, the foam shapes don’t stay glued onto the synthetic corks very well).
Now we stamp! This is the fun part. Roll out your fabric paint with the roller onto your pane of glass and stamp all over the fabric until you are happy with the design. Stamp away!
Check with the instructions that accompany your fabric paint before you move on. My fabric needed to sit for a day and the I completed the project by setting the ink and attaching the elastic and decorative heart in the middle. Details below:
Yay! We are done making the wrap. To use it place your sweet goodness diagonally in the center of the wrap.
Tie both sides across the middle:
Wrap the elastic band from the front to the back and you are ready to give someone your heart!
Now you can make a bunch of them and sweeten up all the people you love!