Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Cute and Easy Clay Hearts

Don't you just love a fun little craft?

I had no idea what craft I wanted to make for Valentine's Day until I saw some cute homemade clay hearts that Vanessa from At The Picket Fence created. She made her clay and I tried, but somehow my clay didn't harden and was brittle. 
I think I may have added  too much baking soda. (That's what happens when you rush things)
I was still determined to make some cute little clay hearts, so I headed on over to Michael's and I bought some Sculpey baking clay. 

I bought one package each of pink and white clay and just rolled it out to about a little less than 1/4", then used some heart shaped cookie cutters and an ice pick to poke a hole for a piece of ribbon.

I pressed one of the edges from an antique lace doily that my grandmother made many years ago.

Then I baked the clay hearts at 275 degrees for 15 -18 minutes. 

I tied a few of the clay hearts on the packages sent to our oldest daughter in Southern California.
Super easy and it didn't cost me anything since I had a gift card. 
Hope you're putting the final touches on your Valentine's Day plans.



  1. wish i had plans for tomorrow ;-) love your diy tutorial!

  2. So cute and sweet. Your DIY skills impress me, since I do not have that gene. I'm sure your daughter will love receiving her treats!

  3. I am so glad that you did not give up after your first attempt as the hearts that you made are beautiful and I am sure that your daughter will love them!!

  4. Pam,

    Looks so cute! I love the idea of using the clay with the doily! You go girl!

    Happy Valentine's Day!

  5. These are so cute! I love the doily idea. I have several that my great grandma made that I would love to incorporate into a craft.


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