Handmade Valentine Gift – Paper Heart Pouch

Hi, my sweet friends!

Welcome to another series of Int’l Bloggers Club Challenge!! If you are new to the blog you may be wondering what is this about? Let me explain it: a group of bloggers around the world teamed together to share our crafts, traditions and how’s life in different parts of the planet. Last month we took a needed holiday break but here we are again, full of energy and new ideas.

Our last challenge on 2017 was about Christmas, and I showed you how to make an easy Christmas gift wrap for kids. This month, as Valentine’s around the corner, we decided to share something related.

 

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February 14th is called in Spanish “El día de los enamorados” which means “lover’s day”, and it’s the day people get crazy buying things for their loved ones as if they couldn’t show their love all year round… or showing love without buying anything…

That day we like to do special things, like a special breakfast together or a craft made with love. This year my daughters are old enough to help make something cool, and I wanted a challenge. Read: using my sewing machine.

If you follow my adventures you’ll have seen I am more a kinda power tools gal than a sewing machine one, but my daughters like to sew and I thought to make a paper heart pouch could be something they would like.

The first thing was to print some papers with colors I liked

Handmade Valentine Gift - How to Make a Paper Heart Pouch - Pink papers via www.sweethings.net

 

Then I looked for a heart shape and printed it too twice. That would be the pattern for the hearts.

Handmade Valentine Gift - How to Make a Paper Heart Pouch - Shape pattern via www.sweethings.net

 

I traced the silhouette and cut them

Handmade Valentine Gift - How to Make a Paper Heart Pouch - Heart shape pattern via www.sweethings.net

 

I managed to sew them (with some little trouble on the first one) but I love how they look!

Handmade Valentine Gift - How to Make a Paper Heart Pouch via www.sweethings.net

 

I need to work on my sewing skills but I don’t think my hubby will look too much into details 😉

Handmade Valentine Gift - How to Make a Paper Heart Pouch via www.sweethings.net

 

We are not too much of candies or sweets to fill them but I like the idea of the fortune cookies, every one will have a different “gift” or vouch inside and he will be able to use them whenever he wants.

Handmade Valentine Gift - How to Make a Paper Heart Pouch via www.sweethings.net

 

Aren’t they cute?

Handmade Valentine Gift - How to Make a Paper Heart Pouch via www.sweethings.net

 

I like the idea of a handmade Valentine gift a lot, and it’s something he can’t expect (he doesn’t read my English blog posts so no worries lol)

Handmade Valentine Gift - How to Make a Paper Heart Pouch via www.sweethings.net

 

If you like the idea and want to fill them with candies, I will suggest printing bigger hearts. Mine are about 5 cm wide.

Handmade Valentine Gift - How to Make a Paper Heart Pouch via www.sweethings.net

 

Now it’s time to make some more!

Handmade Valentine Gift - How to Make a Paper Heart Pouch via www.sweethings.net

I hope you liked the idea, and if you ever try I’d love to see yours!

What about you? How do you normally celebrate Valentine’s day?

Handmade Valentine Gift - How to Make a Paper Heart Pouch via www.sweethings.net

Thanks so much for stopping by and don’t forget to visit what the other ladies are sharing for Valentine’s Day

Hugs,

Pili


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6 comments

  1. Michelle says:

    How cool is that Pili, we both put down our power tools for the Challenge and took out our needles. We must be soul sisters 😀 I love your idea of making paper pouches with small little gifts inside. It’s such a great way to tell someone how much they mean to you.

  2. Katrin says:

    Those little hearts are too cute Pili and well done you! You are a natural at sewing, just like with your power tools! Such a sweet gift, I’m sure your hubs will love them.

  3. Mary says:

    Pili that is such a special way to give a gift. I would need extra large ones to stuff all the candy inside. It certainly beats boxes and paper bags. I bet your girls must have loved doing them.

  4. Keri says:

    Pili, this is such a wonderful idea to put presents inside sewn hearts! I’m sure your husband will love it. Your sewing looks fantastic!!

  5. Marie says:

    Love your paper hearts, Pili. I like the idea of placing a fortune in each one – a much safer alternative because I’m afraid the candies wouldn’t make it inside the hearts if I was making these. Pinned

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