If you’re looking for a small token for Valentines day or anytime, here’s cute little heart keyring you can make while saving the planet! OK, that might be a little extreme but it does use up a plastic lid, which hopefully you grabbed by digging in your neighbors trash… those darned non-earth caring people. I won’t mention where I got my lid but they make the cutest little keyrings rather than adding to our bulging land fills. And if you’re looking to gain even more positive Karma, place the keyring in our lovely little Soda Bottle Pillow Box. And if you’re looking to increase your Karma with the person you’re giving it to, attach a key to a new car. Just saying.
Heart Keyring Supplies
- Plastic Lid (butter lid or other flat plastic items etc)
- Scraps fabric or burlap
- OR Washi Tape
- Keyring loop
- Mod Podge (protects and helps water proof it)
- Small hole punch
- Optional: Crop a Dile Eyelet Punch I had just received one of these and wanted to test it out so I used it for one of the hearts.
Gather your supplies. For this first heart we’re using fabric.
Choose the size of heart you want to make from our free printable patterns.
Cut out a heart from the plastic lid.
Trim the end a little so it’s not a sharp point.
I used my plastic heart as a pattern for the fabric. I used a tight weave burlap for one side. You can cut your other fabric at the same time if you want.
Add a generous amount of Mod Podge on one side of your plastic.
Place the burlap on.
Add a little extra Mod Podge on the edges to keep it from unraveling.
For the ring holder, take a small piece of fabric and cut it approximately 1/2″ wide and 2 1/2″ long. Coat it lightly with Mod Podge.
Fold it over.
Bend it over and trim it to about 1 1/2 to 2″. You just want a large enough loop to slip your ring through but also enough to glue under the fabric on your heart.
On the other side of the heart you will add another piece of fabric. If you have not cut it out yet do so with your pattern.
Glue the end of your loop onto the back of your heart using Mod Podge, then cover the entire back of the heart with Mod Podge.
Press your fabric down over the heart. Once it dries you can also give it another coat of Mod Podge for added gloss and protection.
You can now slip your ring into the loop.
All ready for keys!
For the next heart we used the lid from a plastic egg carton.
We traced the heart on.
For this heart we added strips of Washi tape touching each other. Once they are on we cut around the heart where we had drawn.
Remember to round the tip a little so that it’s not sharp.
Turn your heart over and apply Washi tape to the back just as you did on the front.
Trim off the extra Washi tap around your heart.
Coat each side with Mod Podge and let it dry between coats.
You can punch a small hole into the corner of the heart to hold the ring. I had just received this nifty Crop a Dile Eyelet Punch so I decided to try it out for the first time on this heart.
It’s a pretty neat little gadget and you can use at least two sizes of eyelets. Punch the hole.
Insert the eyelet, which comes in every color of the rainbow.
And clamp. Done!
I admit it’s cool and does give it a more professional finish but had I not had this, I’d have just used a 1/8″ hole punch.
Make a heart keyring as a gift for Valentine’s Day or any day! This upcycle uses a plastic lid, a split key ring & some fabric or Washi tape & Mod Podge!
You got three minutes? You got an old t-shirt? Add in a heart shaped pony bead and now what you’ve got are 3 minute DIY bracelets! Make them in bulk using our free printable cards for Valentines day giveaways or just make them to wear. It’s a wonderful way to upcycle those old t-shirts and they’re great for kids and adults! You could also put a set of these little bracelets in a variety of colors inside our Soda Bottle Pillow Box. And if you’re looking for other quick jewelry ideas check out our Charming Soda Bottle Bracelet DIY and our Easy DIY Necklace for Someone You Love.
DIY Bracelets Supplies
- T-shirt material
- Fabric Scissors
- Heart Pony Beads
- Card Printout Below (optional for giving them way)
Card Printout Download
Gather some old T-shirts and heart pony beads.
Cut approximately 12″ long by 1″ pieces in the same direction as the hem. You can trim the ends as needed when completed.
Grab each side of your piece of materiel.
Slowly stretch it out.
Continue stretching until it rolls up as shown.
Let go and you should have a roll as shown. Clip one end to a very skinny point to allow you to feed it into a bead.
You can trim it more if needed.
You can also use a large needled to help push it through.
Once you have your bead or beads on, tie it around your wrist where it just fits. Tie a square knot and trim the ends. It will slip on and off as needed because it stretchy. (Try not to pull or stretch it too much when you put it on and off.)
If you’re giving these DIY bracelets away as Valentines gifts, print and cut out the paper tags on cards stock.
They will be folded around each bracelet and glued.
Close them together to hold.
Have you been searching for those unique valentines crafts ideas? Well, here’s one we bet you’ve never seen before! That’s bold statement to make now a days! It’s two halves of one heart made from plastic soda bottles and it’s the perfect gift for a couple. Then we thought, what more perfect couple to give this too than good old mom and dad. I mean it’s their two loves that make you whole… or is it their two halves of love that made you a whole… well, you know what we mean. In any case they certainly deserve something special on this day so we think they are perfect candidates for a set of these. You can put something dad likes in one side and something mom likes in the other, add one of our free printable tags, and let them know just how glad you are that they both came together. Just like these soda bottles did! #lame But the gift works for any couple or for that special person of your own. And if you like this you just gotta check out our Pretzel Arrows Valentine Gift Idea which is placed inside our Clear DIY Pillow Box made from , you guessed it… a soda bottle!
Half Hearts Valentines Crafts Supplies
- Two Clear Straight Sided 32 oz Soda Bottles
- Two small pieces of sturdy white poster board
- GOOP Glue We tested hot glue but it just didn’t work well. You need a thick, clear glue of choice. GOOP worked great.
- Wipe off marker
- Red paint for lids
- Template below
- Tag of choice below
You’ll need two 32 oz bottles.
Print out the download template and cut off the top section.
Wrap the template around your bottle with the base touching the table.
Tape it into place.
Using a wipe off marker trace around the top curved part.
The two bottles, marked and ready for cutting.
Carefully cut as straight as possible along the lines you made.
Get two pieces of sturdy white poster board, large enough to set each bottle base onto.
You’ll need some thick glue. Hot glue was tested and didn’t work well for us so we used GOOP.
Place a line of glue on the cut rim of your bottle.
Very carefully, and without bending the bottle, place it down on the poster board. Assuming you cut the bottle straight it should touch all the way around. It will need to sit this way until it dries. NOTE: Every so often I would go in and lightly press down on the bottle to make sure it was firmly adhering to the poster board.
After it dries you will cut the poster board off around the edge of the bottle. You will also be cutting off any excess glue that may have spread out too far.
You will see glue around the edges which is fine.
If there happens to be any gaps because the bottle was not cut straight you can fill them in with a little extra glue if you desire.
Paint the bottle lids red.
Fill each side with any candy that will fit inside the bottle.
You can use each person’s favorite if you know what it is. M&M’s are also a great choice!
Here’s a quick little Valentine gift idea to give someone you’re fond of or who you just plain old adore. They literally take seconds to make and are as cute as a bug’s ear. And we all know how cute those are! Just grab some small stick pretzels and some tiny gummy hearts. Stick one into the other. (Description below if needed) and voila! You’ve got a mini arrow! We placed ours inside our Soda Bottle Pillow Boxes which were the perfect small package for them. We even have a sheet of cute little tags you can choose from to print and attach. And if you’re in need of even more ideas, you could make them a Pixel Heart Necklace or make a Quick Love Note Kit and leave those little messages of adoration hidden in unlikely places. One thing is for sure, we’ve got you covered in the quick gifts for that someone special!
Pretzel Arrow Valentine Gift Idea Supplies
- Small pretzel sticks
- Mini Gummy hearts. Try to get really soft ones.
- Pillow Box Container (or any thing to put them in as a gift)
Download Gift Tags
Grab your pretzels and gummy hearts.
Carefully push the pretzels into the tops of the hearts. Depending on how fresh or soft the hearts are, they can crack a little. You might try warming them in your hands for a minute or so to help soften them. We purposely didn’t do end feathers as they are difficult to keep on and we thought they looked great without them!
Place your arrows into your container. As we mentioned, we used our Soda Bottle Pillow Boxes which are fun to make and are perfect for this.
Choose your ribbon for wrapping.
Download and print the free tags and cut out your choice. Add ribbon and your tag and you’ve got a fun Valentines gift idea anyone would love!
What better way to celebrate Earth Day than tossing around some of these heart shaped wildflower seed bombs. They are easy (3 ingredients) and inexpensive and we’ve got two ways to package them. After you make a batch you simply toss the seed bombs anywhere there is dirt… along the side of the road, in an open field etc. The next time it rains they will dissolve, and before you know it there will be a little more beauty in the world.
So show the earth some love! They also make great gifts you can give with our free appropriate poem or tags below. Looking for more Earth Day ideas? Check out our DIY World Clock for Earth Day.
Seed Bomb Supplies
- Air Dry Clay There are several types. We used Crayola Model Magic which was very soft and light. If a harder clay is used a tiny bit of water may be needed .
- Potting Soil
- Wildflower seeds
- Flower Pot
- Tongue Depressor
- Poem & tag printout
Seed Bomb Poem Download
Instructions for Seed Bombs
NOTE: If the clay is a firmer variety you will need to add in a few drops of water to help you knead and shape it.
- Roll a small 1 1/2″ ball of white air dry clay.
- Flatten it out and add a scant 1 tsp. of potting soil.
- Knead the soil into the clay.
- Flatten it again and add approximately 1/4 tsp. seeds.
- Knead the seeds into the clay.
- Shape into hearts and allow to dry.
Toss the seed bombs anywhere appropriate where there is dirt. The next time it rains it will dissolve.
We used a very soft air dry clay. If a harder clay is used add a few drops of water to help knead and shape it.
Make these pretty little photo stands using old CDs or DVDs and a couple of small binder clips! They’re very inexpensive and pretty and make wonderful gifts for just about any occasion. Give a set to grandparents. Give one to a friend. Give one to a special someone for Valentine’s day. They’re so easy kids can make them! And don’t forget to check out our CD crafts section for lots more ideas!
Supplies for CD Crafts Standing Photo
- CD or DVD
- Small binder clips
- Spray paint (for binder clips)
- Scrapbook or other printed paper
- Glue or spray adhesive
- Misc. items for decorating i.e. artificial flowers, ribbon, etc.
Gather your supplies and trace your CD onto the background paper.
Binder clips make perfect feet!
Spray paint your “feet” which are the binder clips. I chose a metallic gold.
Find a photo you want to use and trace a circle around it. A cup works well for this depending on the size of the photo you want to place in the center.
Glue on your photo and add any extra adornments you like.
Clip on your binder clip feet and you’re ready to display your picture!
A beautiful little DIY necklace to give someone you love, made from a cork, our free printable and a hardware eyelet. So simple but so meaningful! It requires no special jewelry parts other than the chain. We have two different versions and various sizes of the printable used. With a tiny hand-painted heart on the back, it’s the perfect Valentine’s Day gift or any day gift! If you’re looking for more simple ideas check out our Pixel Heart Necklace and our Spice Lid Upcycled Locket. And don’t forget our Good Vibe Necklace!
DIY Necklace Supplies
NOTE: I already had the screw eye bolts and the chain. Make sure you use a small eye screw yet large enough to fit the small size ball chain. Though I link to the general categories below on Amazon, I suggest buying them locally so you can match sizes.
- Wine bottle cork
- Ball chain (It must be smaller in size to fit through your eye screw.)
- Mod Podge
- Hardware screw eye bolts (Small enough to easily go into your cork and also fit your chain. )
- Printable below
Carefully cut a slice off your wine cork. I cut mine with a cheap saw from the Dollar Store.
Sand both sides to make them smooth.
Cut out your graphic of choice.
Coat all sides of your cork in Mod Podge and allow to dry.
Mod Podge your graphic onto the cork. NOTE: Let your inkjet image set for a few hours if you have a problem with it smearing. Or you can spray it with a clear gloss to prevent that from happening before using the Mod Podge over it.
Insert your metal eyelet into the top of the cork.
Carefully screw it in as straight as possible.
I wanted a heart on the back of my necklace so I practiced painting a few before actually adding one to the back.
Add the heart and another layer of Mod Podge after it dries.
Here’s a fun way to show people that you love them. It’s perfect for kids and adults alike as they look for sneaky places to leave the notes! It’s an inexpensive Love Note Kit you can whip up in no time. Everything you need just might be lying around the house already.
You can easily make a bunch to give out as gifts. You can also do a group activity where everyone in the family makes a kit and they have to give away all their notes in a week.
Print and cut out the patterns and add some ribbon, Washi tape, glitter or paint and you’re good to go! Download the FREE pdf below and for those of you who might have a Silhouette machine we’ve made a zip file of all the patterns in that format also!
- Free downloadable files.
- Clothespins, any size.
- Cardstock, white and/or colored.
- Bone folder (or a butter knife for creasing)
- Hot Glue
- Regular glue
- Hole punch for tag.
- Glitter, Washi tape, Ribbon, String, etc.
Printable Box & Notes (pdf)
To Make the Box
To Make the Clothespins
This cute little pixel heart necklace is incredibly easy to make. All you need is some cardstock, glue and our free pattern. A little tracing, a little cutting, a little gluing and your done! We’ve provided a pdf version of the pattern and a Silhouette file for those who have that machine. For another great idea check out our Easy DIY Necklace for Someone You Love. It has the cutest free printable!
Pixel Heart Necklace Supplies
- Cardstock (color of choice)
- Craft knife for manual cutting (or Silhouette)
- Chain or string for necklace.
- Clear glue.
- Mod Podge for coating if desired.
PDF download of pixel hearts pattern. Print and cut.
For Manual Cutting: The pixel heart necklace pdf has several of each size heart but you only need to cut out ONE of the size of your choice to use for a pattern. Trace the one you cut out onto the cardstock several times and cut carefully with the knife, including cutting out the hole. I used 5 hearts for mine and it was a great thickness. You can add more or less if desired.
Silhouette Cutter: If you own a Silhouette download the appropriate file and remove the sizes you do not want in your Silhouette software and cut out the rest.
Spread a thin layer of glue between each heart until it is as thick as desired. Let it dry. Coat with Mod Podge if desired for a sheen finish. Insert string or chain.