Create this festive little pouch just in time for Valentine’s Day. It makes a great gift all on its own, or you can fill it with sweets and other treats.
a blank canvas pouch (I got a pack of 8 for about $7.50 on Amazon)
red and pink permanent/alcohol based markers (I used Tombow ABT PRO)
Missouri Star Quilt Company black fabric marker
Optional: glue and fine glitter
Creating your Valentine Heart Pouch:
Step 1: Draw hearts across the bottom section of the pouch.
You’ll want to use your permanent/alcohol based markers for this. I alternated red and pink, and drew six hearts. You can draw as many or as few as you like. Don’t worry about trying to get them all to be exactly the same shape and size; handmade items have natural variety.
Step 2: Use the black fabric marker to loosely trace the heart shapes.
I traced each colored area twice, giving a very loose sketched feel to the hearts. Once again, this helps to make imperfections look purposeful, and adds that handmade flair.
Step 3 (optional): Glitter your hearts.
Spread a small amount of glue on the inside of each heart, then sprinkle fine glitter on top. I used pink glitter for the pink hearts, and red glitter for the red hearts. Tap off the excess.
Step 4 (optional): Hand letter the word “love” or any other message above the hearts.
I chose to use faux calligraphy to write my word, which is much easier to do than it looks. Just write your word in script, then go back and thicken each of the downstrokes (anywhere your pen moved down while you were writing). If you’re new to lettering, check out this simple post to get started.
That’s all there is to it! Now your pouch is ready to fill, use, and/or give as a gift! If you try this project, I’d love to see how yours turns out. Make sure you’re part of the Amy Latta & Friends Facebook Group where you can share your project photos so we can all be inspired. Also, be sure to check out these other Valentine and holiday themed projects.
This project also makes a great donation to the Hearts Need Art #Make1000Give1000 Project, where you can send in any heart shaped or heart themed projects you create to be given as gifts to patients with long-term and life-altering health conditions. Click here to learn more about how to participate!
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