I'm going to reference this idea again for a children's class Valentine card exchange craft, so bookmark it and buy your supplies! It is simple enough for kids to do and makes a lovely teacher's Valentine's Day present! Great snowy Sunday morning craft.
Scissors and Spice: Valentine's Day Charm Necklace Tutorial
time involved: 20 minutes hands on time; 30 minutes bake time
All these materials are can be purchased from a craft store; I grabbed these at Michael's.
- Micro heart-shaped cookie or fondant cutter
- Red Sculpey
- Jump rings
- Rolling pin
Step One: Preheat oven to 275. Pinch off a small piece of sculpee and roll it out to 1/4 inch thickness.
Step Two: Cut out heart shape. Remove from cutter
Step Three: Poke a hole in the heart that will be big enough for the jump ring to move freely through it.
Step 4: Bake Sculpey heart at 275 for 30 minutes.
Step 5: Untwist jump ring and slip through hole in heart charm. Close jump ring. Slip the charm on to your chain and whatever other charms you want to add and you're done!
Step 6: Give it! I created a felted envelope pouch to present the gift.
--I had always wanted to learn how to do a blanket stitch and I used this opportunity to learn how with this great tutorial from Holiday Crafts and Creations.