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When there is a crafting bug and inspiration, it hits hard. Valentine’s Day is no exception. As it turns out, we don’t even have any Valentine’s Day decorations. Today’s craft inspired by a sneak peek at the newest episode of Creative Galaxy, called Heart Day which airs on February 7th on Amazon Prime to make this fun yarn heart bouquet for our table. There is a super cute little heart bouquet sitting on a side table in Arty’s living room that just had to be made our own. (Scroll down to see our video!)
In “Heart Day,” Epiphany (Kira Gelineau, Dear Viola) is ready to show her love with a special performance on Groovopolis, but she accidently ruins her costume before the show! She and Arty (Meesha Contreras) fly into the Creative Galaxy for a solution and together they help all his friends along the way learn that everyone has their own special way of saying “I heart you!” Samantha Bee (Full Frontal with Samantha Bee) and Jason Jones (The Daily Show) guest star as Arty’s parents, and Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Lisa Loeb lends her voice as Melody.
Creative Galaxy with Arty and Epiphany inspire so much art and creativity. Throughout the show they make several creations together. At the end of the show, they show people also making crafts. The girls have also made cardboard boxes into dollhouses after watching Creative Galaxy. You never know what the show will inspire.
We started with our yarn hearts. For these you need yarn (preferably non-synthetic, aka cotton) and glue or mod-podge, waxed paper and a heart template.
Bernat Handicrafter Cotton Yarn, Ombre, 12 Ounce, Moondance, Single BallMod Podge Waterbase Sealer, Glue and Finish (16-Ounce), CS11302 Matte FinishRimobul Glitter Creative Arts Chenille Stem Class Pack,6 mm x 12 Inch, Pack of 100 (Mix)WGV Clear Bubble Bowl Glass Vase, 8-Inch
We traced a heart onto waxed paper. Then, we dipped the yarn (about 2-3 arm lengths) in a plastic cup filled with glue, and lightly squeezed the glue off as we pulled it out. Once it was out, we piled it into the heart shapes on the waxed paper and moved it around until it fit in the hearts. Then we let it dry.
TIP: Make sure there are a lot of overlapping parts. That’s what helps it keep it’s shape and stick together.
Once the hearts were all dry, we carefully removed them from the waxed paper and gathered our metallic pipe cleaners, a hot glue gun, a vase and chocolate or other candies.
The pipe cleaners were twisted together two at a time. This will hold the smaller hearts fine. For heavier hearts, I learned that they needed a little more support. I had some bamboo skewers that did the job. You could also use wire or a wire hanger for extra support. One we had the stems, I hot-glued the hearts onto them and allowed them to dry.
The vase was filled with candy to support our bouquet and the heart flowers were placed (okay, shoved) into the candy for their supportive base.
I’m very happy with the way our Creative Galaxy Yarn Heart Bouquet turned out. And…a little worried about how long that chocolate will last!
If you want to start with a kit that will inspire your kids and you, check out Arty’s Tool Belt Arty’s Tool Belt! It inspires kids to create their very own masterpieces at home, just like Arty does in the Amazon Original Series, Creative Galaxy. The adjustable belt comes with 1 – 4″ x 5″ Coloring Pad, 1 – 4″ x 5″ Doodle Pad, 2 – 8″ x 10″ Paint with Water Pads, 1 – 4″ x 5″ Sticker Book, 8 Crayons, 1 – Thin Paintbrush, and 1 – Flat Paintbrush
Check out our unboxing of Arty’s Tool Belt to see how excited E is about it.