it's officially february.  let the valentine's day crafts begin!!  

i'm kind of obsessed with glitter and hearts....and making crafty videos, so this weekend i made these sweet little heart gift bags for my daughter and son's preschool teachers.  they are so easy to make and oh so cute!  we can't wait to fill them with heart shaped goodies!  :)



here's a quick little video (2 minutes) showing you how super easy they are to make!  i've included some additional notes below, so check those out if you want to make your own!
enjoy!


so fun, right??

some helpful tips:
*the heart template is cut out on contact paper using my silhouette.  you could easily use a heart punch on contact paper.  i set my blade to a depth of 2 and a speed of 2 and double cut my hearts.  contact paper comes with a paper back.  i removed this and placed the sticky back of my contact paper directly onto my silhouette mat.  a super easy way to make a sticky template or stencil.

*after you add your glitter and it dries, apply a second coat of mod podge over the glittered hearts to seal the glitter.  this will keep the glitter from flaking off all over your house.  you can thank me later!  :)

*i used matte mod podge but i'm sure the glossy mod podge would look awesome.

*and yes...i sped the video up quite a bit. i only wish i could work that quickly!






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