Ah, yes, Valentine’s Day. There are those who love it and those who despise it. I personally don’t feel strongly either way, but I think hearts are really cute and I like candy, so V-Day is ok with me. Whether you’re planning on being showered with gifts and candy by your love, or perhaps sitting at home feeling wretched about your love life with your Galentines, these DIY Valentine pins are for you. They’re the perfect way to express your feelings about love, and also make really cute personalized gifts! After all, you have to keep your #pingamestrong.
They’re super easy to make. Here’s how you do it.
Oven-bake Clay (like Sculpy)
Heart Cookie Cutters (small, various sizes)
Embossing Letters (I used these)
Craft Paint and a fine brush
A gloss sealer like Mod-Podge
Heavy-duty craft/jewelry making adhesive
Pin Backs or Tie Tacks
First you’re going to roll out your clay to about 1/4 inch thick. Then use a small cookie cutter of your choice to cut out a heart shape.
Then you’re going to press your messages into the clay using embossing letters. Bake the stamped shapes according to your clay’s directions.
After the clay is hardened and cooled, use craft paint and a fine brush to outline the letters. You can skip this step, but I like the way it makes the letters pop more and gives them more of a conversation heart look.
Now you’re going to use heavy-duty jewelry making glue to adhere a pin to the back of your heart. Let dry completely before handling.
Once everything is dry you can finish it off with a coat of glossy sealer. I used Mod Podge. It gives a nice finished look.That’s it! Done.
Show me what messages you come up with by tagging @melodramablog on Instagram.