Feb 6

DIY Valentines: Kraft Paper Stamped Heart Pouches

Kraft Paper Stamped Heart Pouches

I've got a fun little DIY Valentines project to share with you today, inspired by these lovely sewn brown paper Valentines and this paper tube heart stamping technique.

Supplies needed:

brown kraft paper (or brown paper grocery bags)
red and pink acrylic paints
toilet paper or paper towel tubes
Avery marking tags
red and white baker's twine
sewing machine and thread or needle and thread
paper punch
Valentine's Day M&Ms (or another treat)

Kraft Paper Stamped Heart Pouches Tutorial

These sweet little DIY Valentines can be filled with any number of treats for a fun surprise -- and they're really simple to make, even for a novice seamstress like myself!

Trace Hearts on Kraft Paper

Start by folding a piece of brown kraft paper in half, or as an alternative, you could use brown paper grocery bags. Trace your desired number of heart shapes on the paper. I used a Wilton heart-shaped cookie cutter, but you could easily make your own template from a stiff piece of cardboard.

Paper Tube Heart Stamps

Using this paper tube stamping technique, I then stamped a heart design on each heart and allowed the prints to dry thoroughly before cutting them out. This is a great time to get the kids involved! My youngest son loved helping me stamp the hearts, and when we were finished, I gave him his own sheet of paper to continue stamping.

Avery Marking Labels

While I was waiting for the prints to dry, I decided that I wanted to switch out the strings on my tags. I used these inexpensive Avery marking labels, which could certainly be used as is, but I thought that the addition of the red and white baker's twine was a cute detail.

Sewing Kraft Paper Heart Pouches

Once you have the cut out hearts, it's time to start sewing. I used a machine for this step, following the instructions here, but you could also sew them by hand. I'd just recommend using a thimble to push the needle through the thick paper so as not to hurt your fingers.

Kraft Paper Heart Pouches MMs

I chose to fill our hearts with a small serving of Valentine's Day M&Ms, but you can fill them with any number of small items. I'm thinking about making some filled with hair elastics for my girls' gymnastics team. You'd be shocked at how fast they go through them!

Kraft Paper Heart Pouches

This is such a cute way to make your Valentines stand out from the crowd. I guarantee the kids will love tearing into them to see what surprise awaits them inside!

What little treat would you put inside one of these cute heart-shaped pouches?

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by Tara | 12 comments

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Shaina February 22, 2013 at 5:29 pm

Come sew me a few hearts. I’m terrible at getting the sewing machine out. My kids have had fabric and stuffing to make pillows for nearly a year now.


Sommer@ASpicyPerspective February 8, 2013 at 11:15 am

SUCH a cute idea!!


Angie February 8, 2013 at 10:57 am

What a perfect party favor! Love it!


Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles February 8, 2013 at 9:23 am

What a fun party favor! I love the look of kraft paper, super cute!


Sandy @ RE February 7, 2013 at 1:35 pm

So cute! I just pinned and tweeted. I just love Valentine’s Day! :)


Paula - bell'alimento February 7, 2013 at 11:50 am

Seriously super cute! Now if I just knew how to use a sewing machine ; )


Amanda February 7, 2013 at 9:58 am

This is the COOLEST idea ever!!! My gosh… you are a genius. LOVE IT!


Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen February 7, 2013 at 9:30 am

These are so cute! I am horrible at sewing but I think I could pull this one off!


Cindy February 7, 2013 at 9:28 am

Those are just so clever and would be a great project for a young sewer!


Cassie | Bake Your Day February 7, 2013 at 9:26 am

I love this…so creative!


Marie February 6, 2013 at 6:01 pm

Oh, these are too cute!!! I love them. Thanks for linking :)


Kristen | The Frugal Girl February 6, 2013 at 6:01 pm

These are super cute, Tara!


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