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 is a 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 (Amazon’s Creative Galaxy) that just had to be made our own. (Scroll down to see our video!)
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 its shape and stick together.
Once the hearts were 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.