Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Valentine's Day Heart Treat Pocket Tutorial

Valentine's Day heart treat pocket tutorial


Yesterday I made these adorable heart-shaped treat pockets to hang on my daughters' bedroom doors on Valentine's Day.  I think these would be fun for children to decorate and fill with candy for their school parties. Or simply to use as pocket envelopes for their valentines.  The pockets are constructed from two different pieces card stock, utilizing both the front and back sides of the paper, which makes it an ideal craft for double-sided scrapbooking paper. Imagine the mixing and matching possibilities!

Materials
  • solid and/or patterned card stock
  • scissors
  • X-Acto knife
  • ruler
  • scrapbooking adhesive or glue stick
  • embellishments for decorating pocket
  • ribbon or cord (optional)
  • hole punch (optional)

Instructions

I've created a template which can be downloaded below.  You are going to cut it out and trace around it, so print it on heavy card stock.  Make sure Scale is set to 100% when you print.

template for heart shaped treat pocket


Trace the template two times on your chosen paper(s) to get get the two halves of your heart pocket.  Solid card stock or double sided scrapbooking paper work wonderfully. Don't forget to mark where the fold will be.  Cut them out.

trace template and cut out


Line your ruler up with the fold line and lightly score with an X-Acto knife. Fold along the score.

score along fold line


Lay the two halves of your heart, one on top of the other, at a 90 degree angle. The fold of the right half of the heart should line up with the edge of the left half of the heart, and vice versa.  Glue them together.

glue halves of heart together


Fold over the pocket piece of the half of the heart that is laying directly on the table.  Then fold over the other pocket piece and glue them together.

glue pocket pieces together


Decorate your heart pocket.  I added tiny paper rosettes and my daughters' names. Some other embellishment ideas:  stickers, glitter, buttons, bits of lace or fabric, paper doilies, ribbon and ric-rac.

decorated heart treat pockets


If you plan to hang your pocket, punch two holes and attach a piece of ribbon or cord.

add a ribbon or cord for hanging


Then fill it up with treats for your sweet Valentine!

Valentine's Day Heart Treat Pockets


10 comments :

  1. These are seriously adorable, what a fun Valentine!
    Sheena @ http://thekeeperofcheerios.blogspot.com/

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  2. Cute! Thanks for the template too. My daughters will love making these.

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  3. These are just darling! I love any excuse to get my scrapbook supplies out! Thanks for linking up to Hit Me With Your Best Shot!

    ~Ariean

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  4. How cute are these?! Love them!!
    Thanks for linking up to this week's Catch a Glimpse Party. I'll be featuring this tomorrow. :)

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  5. So precious! Adorable!!
    What a festive touch to this fun holiday... :)

    hugs x, Crystelle
    Crystelle Boutique

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  6. So simple but adorable. i pinned this!

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  7. These are too cute. They'd be perfect for classroom parties. Thanks for linking to the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party. Hope to see you next week.

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  8. Such a great design. Thank you for linking up at Mom's Library. I have featured you at Meaningful Mama. I hope you'll come check it out and grab a button.

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