How to Wrap a Heart :: Resuable Fabric Wrap for Valentine’s Day

how to wrap a heart  a stamped fabric wrapping for all your valentines day goodness

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!

how to wrap a heart : a stamped fabric wrapping for all your valentines day goodness

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).

how to wrap a heart : a stamped fabric wrapping for all your valentines day goodness 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!

how to wrap a heart : a stamped fabric wrapping for all your valentines day goodness

how to wrap a heart : a stamped fabric wrapping for all your valentines day goodness

how to wrap a heart : a stamped fabric wrapping for all your valentines day goodness

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:

heart wrap for your valentine

Yay! We are done making the wrap.  To use it place your sweet goodness diagonally in the center of the wrap.

how to wrap a heart : a stamped fabric wrapping for all your valentines day goodness

Tie both sides across the middle:

how to wrap a heart : a stamped fabric wrapping for all your valentines day goodness

 

Wrap the elastic band from the front to the back and you are ready to give someone your heart!

how to wrap a heart : a stamped fabric wrapping for all your valentines day goodness

Now you can make a bunch of them and sweeten up all the people you love!

how to wrap a heart : a stamped fabric wrapping for all your valentines day goodness

4 Comments on How to Wrap a Heart :: Resuable Fabric Wrap for Valentine’s Day

  1. Alexis @ Persia Lou
    February 10, 2015 at 1:25 pm (3 years ago)

    These are so cute! Love the little heart on the outside of the package! If you had a minute to come by The Makers link party on my blog and link up with us, that would be great! 🙂

    Reply
    • Melissa Q.
      February 11, 2015 at 8:49 am (3 years ago)

      Thanks so much! How kind of you to invite me Alexis. <3

      Reply
  2. Tara-Marian
    February 12, 2015 at 11:57 pm (3 years ago)

    Just too fab. You have the Super Mum X factor – okay so that’s a wrap from me. 🙂

    Reply
    • Melissa Q.
      February 13, 2015 at 5:26 pm (3 years ago)

      Punny. i like it.

      Reply

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