Store shelves are lined with bags of candy in every shade of red and pink, and display cases are overflowing with heart-shaped boxes: February 14th is almost here. I love Valentine’s Day, and look forward to it every year — those omnipresent pops of pink and red brighten the short gray days of winter, and I have a deep and abiding love for both flowers and chocolate. I love presents too, and always look forward to crafting up something special for my friends and family.
Today, I’m bringing you a fun project inspired by my crafty grandmother, who has been making these fabric pins for as long as I can remember. Pretty, and easily personalized, these wearable valentines are simple to whip up for the ones you love.
Valentine’s Day Pins
1/4 – 1/2 yard of fabric of your choice
Twill (or any heavy material — denim will also work)
Iron-on adhesive (like Heat’n Bond)
hot glue gun
Hot glue sticks
Ribbon and small faux-flowers
First, make sure to wash, dry, and iron both the patterned fabric and the twill. Avoid using any kind of fabric softener. Then, cut your iron-on adhesive to size, laying the material right side down on your ironing table. Place the strip of iron-on adhesive glue-side down and iron it onto the material. To keep the paper backing from browning, you can top it with a piece of tissue paper while you iron. Allow the fabric cool.