DIY WATERCOLOUR VALENTINES DAY HEART TAGS

VALENTINES DAY HEART TAG_cover photo

Valentines day is coming close and a great way to show a special someone your love and appreciation is to make something for them. I think just adding your own personal touch to a gift really makes the present more meaningful and special. Here is a easy DIY that you can do this valentines day to add a personal touch to your presents. These tags can be used to go with roses, a box of chocolates or a cute stuffed toy. You can also use these tags for other events besides Valentines Day, like birthdays and christmas.

In this DIY you will need…

VALENTINES DAY HEART TAG_what you will need

*Note: You can use any type of paint as long as you water it down. Also thick paper is better for this DIY.

Let’s get started…

1. Fold both pieces of paper – one folded lengthways and the other widthways.VALENTINES DAY HEART TAG_fold

2. With the piece of paper folded lengthwise, cut a half of a heart shape from the folded edge. Open up to reveal a heart shaped stencil. (see below)

VALENTINES DAY HEART TAG_cut heart3. Place the stencil on top of the piece of paper folded widthwise. The top part (curved part) of the heart should lined up with the fold of the other piece of paper. Secure stencil using a stapler or tape.

VALENTINES DAY HEART TAG_Place stencil4. Set up painting tools. Dip paintbrush into the water and water down the paint

VALENTINES DAY HEART TAG_Set up painting tools5. Begin to paint in horizontal brush strokes starting from the top of the heart. Water down the paint more to make the colour lighter and to start creating an ombre effect.

VALENTINES DAY HEART TAG_continue painting

VALENTINES DAY HEART TAG_finish painting

6. Let the heart dry (I used a blowdryer). Once it is completely dry, remove stencil and cut heart out but DO NOT cut on read lines because this will connect the front and back of the heart. (see below)

VALENTINES DAY HEART TAG_finished painting

VALENTINES DAY HEART TAG_continue cutting

7. Open up the heart and place glue on top half. Press down to stick together then fold the part without glue upwards.VALENTINES DAY HEART TAG_fold then open

8. Punch a hole in the upper corner, then thread string through it.

VALENTINES DAY HEART TAG_hole and string

9. Write personal message inside the flap and on the front of the tag. Make sure the paint is completely dry or else your pen will run.

VALENTINES DAY HEART TAG_Write Message

9. You’re DONE! Tie your DIY tag on your presents ready to give to that special someone.

VALENTINES DAY HEART TAG_done

Hope you all enjoyed this DIY!

Wishing you all a happy valentines day xx I hope you all have a great day spending time with the one you love or sitting in your room eating nutella and watching chick flicks.

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xx Julia Donnarie

 

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