It’s Valentine’s Day, and you forgot to get a card? gift? chocolate? No worries, this quick and easy heart bookmark project uses things everyone has around the house.
All you need are some envelopes (used or new), some pretty paper (or crayons) and some scissors.
It’s also a perfect project for the little people in your house. (Please pay attention to my lovely niece, Miranda. Please do NOT pay attention to the meatball sandwich in the background – we were huuuuunnnngrry).
Some of Miranda’s bookmarks. Aren’t they pretty?
If you wish, you can download the directions. I’ve also included a template for the hearts (you’re welcome).
Click here -> How to Make a Heart Bookmark (with heart templates)
What you will need:
- Envelopes (You can use new envelopes, but why not recycle some old bills?)
- Colored or designed paper (also, maps, drawings, pictures…)
- Glue or Mod Podge (If you want to seal the paper use Mod Podge, otherwise, glue work’s great)
- Position heart template so that the bottom of the heart matches the edge of the envelope.
- With pencil (so you can erase it later), draw top of heart on the envelope.
- Cut a heart shape, making sure to only cut on the pencil lines.
- Now you have a little heart pocket to slide on the edge of a page.
- With decorative paper, align smaller heart template so that you have your design centered in the middle of your valentine.
- Cut carefully along the pencil line (or slightly inside the line).
- If you wish, cut an even smaller heart so will have three layer
- Glue the hearts to the envelope heart, making sure the glue goes to the outer edge of decorative paper (so it won’t curl).
See? Just that simple.
You can also make hearts with none of the envelope showing…
and hearts made from maps representing special places (I still had some maps leftover from my origami flowers. Evidently Mr. H. has no use for his Rand McNally Map book now….oops).
Of course, love letters are also perfect….
These hearts were covered with a layer of Mod Podge (perfect for kids as they are just a little more sturdy).
Unfortunately, they will not work on Kindles, Nooks or iPads… <sigh>