Valentine’s Day Craft – Perfect Personal Gift

This year for Valentine’s Day my two year old colored some hearts I cut out and we mailed those out with a piece of chocolate, but for the grandparents we made a little something extra. We made magnets for the fridge. It was quick and easy and below are the supplies and steps. I had to make them myself since my oldest is 2.5, but an oldmagnetgifter kid could easily make them.

Supplies:

  • Wood Hearts
    (Mine were about 3 inches wide)
  • Paper/Printer/Photo
  • Glue Stick or other craft/paper glue
  • Modge Podge
  • Magnet
  • Paint

I painted the wood hearts red and pink.  I then printed the boy’s photo the size I needed to fit the heart.  I cut them out and used a glue stick to glue them to the heart.  You just need to tack them down so they stay in place when you apply the modge podge.  Once they are glued down, pour some modge podge on the photo and cover the whole heart.  You can see in the photo below how it will look shiny and a little foggy.  By the time it dries, it will be clear like glass.  Once dry, flip them over and apply the magnet to the back, self stick or with glue.  And, walla, you have a fun gift for the grandparents (or whoever) to look at daily when they get in and out of the fridge.

1.  Paint hearts

2.  Print photos and cut to size/shape (I used cardstock paper, regular is fine too)

3.  Glue paper photo to wood heart

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4.  Apply Modge Podge to heart and allow to dry at least 3 hours.

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5.  It will look foggy/glossy, it will be clear when it dries.

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6.  Once dry, attach the magnet to the back.

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7.  Give away as a gift, or hang on your own fridge!  I always make these types of things as gifts and then never make one for myself, then of course wish I had one too :-)

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Who wouldn’t want these two cutie pies on their fridge!  Happy Valentine’s Day Everyone!!

 

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