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Can you believe January is over? That means Valentine's Day is just around the corner. Have you thought about what you're going to do for kids Valentine's this year? Looking for something that has a little pizazz?
How about love letters.....
Can we say, LOVE IT (in a sing song voice, of course)? You could fill these little envelopes with just about anything. The possibilities are endless. Here are just a few ideas....
Make it a Pencil Pouch:
Add pencils, tag it "You're all write, Valentine."
Make it a Sticker Book:
Add stickers & paper, tag it "I'm stuck on you"
Make it a Candy Pocket:
Add sweet treats, tag it "You're so sweet"
I'm sure just about anybody would love to get one of these for Valentine's Day. So what do you say, are you in on this little project with me?
Begin by gathering the following supplies:
Two pieces of felt (8.5"x11")
an envelope to use as a template
template for the x and o if you want
(My font is "arial black" set at size 150.)
Start by using the templates to cut out the x's and o's. You could do as many or as little as you want. Fold your template at the line of symmetry. Fold the felt also or you'll only have half the letter. I found it was easier to work with the felt when I trimmed it from smaller pieces rather that the whole sheet.
Next step is to sew on the letters. I did several stitches across here, but I like the pink one better where there are only three straight stitches across it. Here's a tip: I used spray adhesive on the back of the letters when I made the second one (the pink one) and found it was easier for the needle of my machine to go over the letters without trying to push them away.
Now you're ready to stitch the sides up. Start at one of the smaller sides and take it around to the top of the other small side, making sure to back stitch at the beginning and end. I decided to run a stitch along the top as well to help make it lay down better, but it is totally optional. Last step is make a small slit in the back of the flap and sew in a button.
I know everyone doesn't have oodles and oodles of time to make a bunch of these and that is perfectly alright.
Consider making just one. You could write a love letter to your child using words of encouragement. New Valentine's Day tradition, anyone?
Thanks for stopping by today.
Before you go, will you please be a sweetheart and leave a comment? Everyone could use some words of encouragement, right?
If you like these little Love Letters, make sure you check out my latest post, a teachers Blooming Valentine Gift.