Monday, 9 January 2012

First Valentines Day tutorial

Hi everyone.  Hope you all had a good weekend.  Personally mine was not great as in my day job we are going through a restructure and whilst my post appears safe (I'm taking on 2 more teams and approx an extra 100 staff including site staff for no extra pay)some of my staff are at risk and there are a number of people fighting for posts.  The formal process of the restructure began on Friday.  Anyway lets not dwell on that and focus on something much more cheery like crafting!. 

Today's post is a tutorial (though the projects that easy you probably don't need one!) on how to make the wooden keepsake below.
This project is an easy peasy one that anyone can have a go at.  All you will need is a wooden heart ( have a search on eBay for these or try your local craft shop or ), some ribbon,buttons, tester pot of paint emulsion or acrylic will do and either a cricut machine and vinyl or letter stickers (or failing that a gel pen and you can do your text freehand).  First of all paint your wooden heart in the choice of your colour and leave it to dry.  Once it has dried cut out the following words using your cricut machine and a piece of vinyl. I loved you then i love you still i always have i always will. If you don't have a cricut machine its fine just use letter stickers (available at any stationery shop/craft shop or hand write the text on).  Stick on your letters as the photo above shows and then add a hanging ribbon and glue on some buttons as embellishments. That's it valentines gift number one in the bag!


  1. This is darling!

    I invite you to add this post (or any other Valentine's Day posts) the Find Some Love Fest on February 1st! 5 blogs, 1 party!

  2. Tut tut tut...should you really be mentioning stuff about restructures at Bury Council. Even though they haven't been implemented.

  3. ha i didn't mention anything about Bury Council :-) just about my job now you are making an assumption - though if this is who i think i'd say its an well estimated guess :-). Of course i couldn't possibly say were i work...

  4. Found you on Skip to my Lou. Such an adorable post! Would you please share this with our readers for Fun Stuff Fridays?