Pinterest Party: Valentine’s Edition

Hey y’all! I have a special post coming at you today. I am linking up with Cara at Cara’s Crafts ‘n Cookin’s to share our first ever Pinterest Party! Cara and I went to high school together and reconnected over our blogs and love of crafting!

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We each came up with a DIY project and bought the materials for two. The theme was Valentine’s Day.

I decided it would be fun to make a cute heart tote and she wanted to incorporate her craftiness and cooking so we did cute mason jars filled with chocolate covered pretzels.

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We had the best time! We literally crafted all night.

So, my craft was a heart tote and I am going to go through the steps with you.

First, gather your supplies. You will need: a canvas tote from the craft store ($2.99), paint colors of your choice [I already had some but I bought some more pinks so let’s say I spent $3], fabric paint medium ($1.99) freezer paper or cardboard [this depends on how you decide to do your project; I had some freezer paper on hand but it $2 a roll], pencils [with good erasers] and ribbon for embellishment [this item is optional].

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The first thing you want to do is decide what kind of design you want. Cara decided that she want to outline the heart with multicolored dots and I decided to do the shape of a heart and do onmbre style dots.

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With the outline, you just cut out a heart shape with some cardboard [Cara used an old pizza box lid]. For the heart shape, I drew a heart onto the freezer paper [waxy side down] and cut the shape out with an Exact-O knife.

The next step is to start painting! Before you do, you want to make the acrylic paint into a fabric safe paint.

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You just need to mix two parts paint to one part medium!

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For the painting, you dip the eraser end of a pencil into the color you want and start making dots.

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Once you are satisfied with your dots, you can add words or initials to your tote if you want. I decided to add my name and Cara decided to do a “J” for her last initial. For this step, you just print out a basic font that you like [the simpler, the better] and trace onto the freezer paper [waxy side down] and then cut it out with an Exact-O knife.

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Once you place the freezer paper where you want to paint, fill in the spaces with paint using a paint brush. Be sure to remove the freezer paper before the paint is completely dry.

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Painting these bags was so easy and fun to do.

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Once we finished painting, we ran upstairs and made over the top bows to attach to our bags!

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Here are the final projects!

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Here is Cara posing with her cute tote.

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And here is my bag! I love it ;D

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After we finished the bags, we started on Cara’s project.

Here is a sneak peak of my finished product!

Mason Jars

For instructions on these cute jars, jump over to Cara’s Pinterest Party link up!

Love,

KarenAnn

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