I have been really trying to use up some supplies in my craft room before buying new. For some odd reason I have a ridiculous amount of brown paper lunch bags, haha. Because of this I knew I NEEDED to do something with them so they would at least fit properly in their container. Right now they are overflowing, LOL.
I really love how this Brown paper lunch bag heart turned out! It is such an easy craft to make for Valentines Day. I think the pines adds a little something extra to it so it fits in with any winter theme you may have going on also.
Lets get to it! Below I left a list of supplies you will be needing to complete this craft. If you scroll all the way down to the bottom, between the two pictures, you will find link to the YouTube tutorial for this craft. While you are over there, I’d love for you to hit the subscribe button =)
- 2 brown paper lunch bags
- 2 pine pipe cleaners
- poly fill
- hot glue gun and glue sticks
- white chalk paint
- paint brush
- different sizes and colors of ribbon
Step 1: Cut the bottoms of the paper bags off and fold them in half. Cut half heart shapes out of each bag so that when you open them up you will have 2 full hearts. Make sure the seem of the bag is not in your heart.
Step 2: Hot glue the edges of the heart together to form a pocket. Leave a 2 inch opening to the bottom of your heart.
Step 3: Gently stuff the heart with poly fill. Be careful not to rip the brown paper bag when doing this. Once it is stuffed, glue the opening together.
Step 4: Dry brush the heart with white chalk paint. To do this, dip a chip brush into some white chalk paint, brush a good bit off, and then brush over the heart. I always suggest starting on the back just to get a feel for it, this way if you mess up its not visible.
Step 5: Hot glue the pine pipe cleaner around the edges of the heart. This is a great way to make the edges look neat and also looks super cute!
Step 6: Make a cute bow. I really like making the Re-Fabbed bow. I find it the easiest and it just looks so cute! Hot glue the bow to the top of the heart. I added a button to the center which I think really made it pop!
Step 7: Lastly, tie some twine to make a loop. Hot glue the twine to the back of the heart so you can hang it.
If you decide to make this DIY I’d love to hear from ya! You can drop a comment below or message me on any of my social media pages. Hope you have a blessed weekend and as always remember to keep it simple. Catch ya next week my friends! Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, youtube