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Valentine's Day Coasters / Placemat / Decoration

 

©2012 Lindsay Obermeyer Valentine's Decoration

 

"Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love."  --  Albert Einstein

I love Valentine's Day!  All the pink and red.  These quick decorations can be completed in under a 20 minutes each and are great to do with children (7 and older).

Materials 

die cut felt heart (approximately 3" for the small and 5" for the large)

Aleene's® Jewel-It Embellishing Glue

Flat sequins (I chose red, for the red heart)

Tulip® Beads in a Bottle Paint (pearl pink for the red heart, semiprecious gold for the small pink heart and semiprecious silver and gemstone red for the large pink heart)

toothpick

small piece of aluminum foil (3" x 3"

 

 

©2012 Lindsay Obermeyer red heart


For the red heart-

 

Squeeze dots of glue around the edge of the heart.

Sqeeze a small amount of glue onto the foil.

Pour out a small amount of sequins near the foil.

Dip the toothpick lightly into the glue.

Use the toothpick to pick up the sequins and position them into place on the heart.  You may need a 2nd toothpick (without any glue on its tip) to push the sequin into place.

Once dry, use the Pearl Pink Beads in a Bottle to squeeze random dots.  If you have a heart with a lacy pattern as those in the sample,  follow along the die cut pattern.

Allow to dry before moving.

 

©2012 Lindsay Obermeyer Tulip® Beads in Bottle application


For the small pink heart - 

 

Use the Semiprecious Gold Beads in a Bottle to squeeze random dot working your way from the interior to exterior of the heart.  If you have a heart with a lacy pattern as those in the sample, follow along the die cut pattern.

Allow to dry before moving.

 

©2012 Lindsay Obermeyer Valentine craft

 

For the large pink heart - 

Use the Gemstone Red Beads in a Bottle to fill the interior of the heart with random dots.  Use Semiprecious Silver Beads in a Bottle to squeeze random dots along the perimeter.  If you have a heart with a lacy pattern as those in the sample, follow along the die cut pattern.

Allow to dry before moving.

 

©2012 Lindsay Obermeyer Valentine DIY coaster

 

Hang your collection from a chandelier.  Install them on the wall.  I scattered mine throughout the house for use as coasters.   

Comments

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Ansie

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