Recycled Crafts: Valentine’s Guest Post
We have a guest blog post today from Patti Cook, Librarian at the Ruiz Branch. This is the craft that will be featured at the next Adult Craft Night at Ruiz Branch, which will be on Monday, February 11 at 6:30pm.
Although the instructions use felt, feel free to upcycle this traditional craft with old scraps of fabric!
Scraps of Fabric or Felt
Use paper template to measure and cut out your felt envelope.
Cut a square of felt and use pinking shears around the edge, or in lieu of pinking shears cut tiny triangles out of the edges. This will be your “stamp.”
Fold envelope (without sewing) to determine stamp placement.
Unfold envelope and sew the square onto the envelope.
Sew the heart on top of the square.
In pen, write the name of the valentine recipient. Then take embroidery floss and embroider on top of the pen.
Fold the envelope. Beginning where the blue arrow is (about halfway down one side of the envelope), sew around the outer edge of the entire envelope.
Take a small piece of sticky back Velcro and affix it to the envelope. You are done!
Send off your beautiful handmade felt valentine envelope to that lucky someone!