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Valentines

Great creative tutorials and inspiration for Valentines day - some traditional and others a wee bit alternative.


Air Dry Clay Table Setting for Valentines Day

Tuesday, 9 February 2016  |  Vicky

Air dry clay is a really versatile material for all sorts of projects

Garlands are lovely, home-made cards are fab, but this year for Valentines day we decided we wanted to bring something a bit different to the table – literally. We came up with a DIY valentines themed place setting made from air dry clay, which takes minutes to whip up, and can be used for a romantic meal for two, or a huge gathering of friends and family.

Air dry clay and other materials needed to make a Valentines place setting

You Will Need:

Air dry clay

A doily, length of lace, or other textured fabric

A rolling pin

A heart shaped cutter

A length of wide ribbon

A contrasting length of narrow ribbon

Fabric glue

Strong glue

A press stud fixture

A sewing machine, or needle and thread

 

1. Start by rolling your clay out to a thickness of roughly 1cm.

2. Place your doily, lace or textured material over the top of the clay, and gently roll over it with the rolling pin.

3. Lift the material off of the clay, then cut out the heart shapes – you’ll need one per place setting.

4. Leave them somewhere to dry, according to the packet instructions. It is possible to dry them out more quickly by putting them in the oven – we gave ours about an hour on the lowest setting.

5. Once the hearts are dry, cut a piece of each ribbon, and glue together with a small amount of fabric glue. Stitch the ends over to neaten the edges, and then attach the press stud fastening.

Hem the edges of the fabric to make the napkin ring

6. Put a small amount of strong glue onto the back of your heart, and press down on the top of your loop of fabric ribbon. The press stud fastening should be in the centre on the bottom.

7. Once you’ve finished the other place settings, leave to dry and then lay your valentines table; wrap the fabric loops around the napkins and fasten with the press stud, add some flowers and light plenty of candles. Happy Valentines Day!

A Valentines place setting that can be used again and again

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Wednesday, 3 February 2016  |  Vicky
Valentines Crafts Roundup

With Valentines Day just around the corner, the crafting world is going mad for everything love-related; hearts, flowers, garlands and candles are everywhere. Today we’ve rounded up our favourite Valentines craft ideas and DIY tutorials, to help with ideas for everything from decorations to gifts.

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Friday, 13 February 2015  |  Vicky
Quick and Easy Valentine's Day Bookmark

If you’re looking for the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for the book-lover in your life, why not ditch the Amazon wishlist and try something handmade instead? Our bright and colourful felt bookmark is practical and pretty, and is the perfect way to keep your page.

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Tuesday, 10 February 2015  |  Vicky
Super Easy Pop-Up Valentines's Card

If you’ve decided to opt for a DIY or homemade Valentine’s card for that special someone this year, forget the flower cut-outs and stamped hearts, and impress your loved one with a DIY pop-up card – they’re really easy to make, but they don’t have to know that!

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Friday, 30 January 2015  |  Vicky
Bright and Colourful Valentines Bunting Card

With February just around the corner, we’re thinking about Valentines Day here at StickyTiger; after all, it’s a great excuse to get crafting. If you’re thinking about whipping up a handmade card for your beloved this year, we’ve got a really easy tutorial for something a bit different here on the blog today.

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Tuesday, 11 February 2014  |  Vicky
Sweet and Simple Valentines Bunting

With Valentines Day just around the corner, there’s never been a better time to get crafty; instead of opting for the usual flowers-and-chocolates combination, why not make things a little less commercial with our simple Valentines bunting?

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