Post by Michelle Sterling of Avery & Augustine
We always like to get a head start on our Valentines since we have many to make and pass out! Our Valentine-crafting session was made festive with these sweet garlands and an adorable elephant friend. This year, Avery and I collaborated and decided to make a Valentine’s Day craft of heart necklaces.
To make the necklaces, we used the thick edge of these great double-sided Djeco markers to make vertical lines on a strip of card stock, repeating the pattern from one edge of the card stock to the other. I used a heart-shaped paper punch to cut out hearts, punched a hole at the top with this tool and strung some yarn through to complete the necklace.
These Valentine necklaces along with little treats can be packaged in glassine bags, cello bags or your favorite packaging. They can also be given out on their own. Can’t wait to see everyone’s Valentine ideas! Dreaming up our Valentine’s cards and crafting them is one of our favorite times of the year. Happy Valentine-making!
Thanks to The Land of Nod for providing us with garlands and the elephant friend for our Valentine’s Day craft session!
You can see Michelle’s work and read about her two young children and their first forays in cooking, art and everything in between at Avery and Augustine.