Saturday, February 1, 2014

Polymer Clay Heart Charm with Fingerprint

It's officially February. I'm thrilled! I'm not only excited to share a few Valentine crafts and recipes with you, but I'm incredibly excited for my 23rd birthday, which happens to be Valentine's Day! Ahhhh... Valentine's Day!

And the best part about today (being February 1st) is that I can now share my first Valentine Craft with you all and not feel crazy about it! For my first DIY Valentine project, I'm sharing a Polymer Clay Heart Charm.


All you need is polymer clay, a heart-shaped cookie cutter, a rolling pin, and a piece of ribbon.


The options here are really limitless. The heart is a blank slate, just waiting for your imagination!

Begin by rolling out the polymer clay with a rolling pin or drinking glass. I actually used a smooth pint glass, just because my rolling pin is wooden and very porous. Use a heart-shaped cookie cutter to create a heart.


If you have kids, I bet Grandma and Grandpa would love to get a heart charm with the kiddo's fingerprints! Just have your child press firmly into the clay with their finger (or thumb) to create a heart shape. If you want to hang the charm, be sure to make a hole at the top! Toothpicks and push-pins work like a charm...



To harden the charms, just bake them at 275*F for about 30 minutes. You can use a toaster oven or a regular oven - just line a baking sheet with foil for easy clean-up. After the charms have hardened, attach a pretty ribbon and ta-da! A pretty Valentine to give :)

If you choose not to make these with a fingerprint, make your own conversation heart by painting a Valentine-themed phrase like, "love", "xoxo", etc.



Have you already started crafting for Valentine's Day?
What are you up to this weekend?

Saturday will be a day of relaxation and Sunday evening will be spent watching Super Bowl commercials. Fingers crossed for a great half-time show!



6 comments:

  1. Love this craft!!! Pinning and sharing. My daughter teaches elementary art and will love this too!

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    1. Awesome! Thanks for stopping by :)

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  2. Such a cute idea! I love it! I will have to try this with my little man! Stopping by from Link'n Blogs link party! http://iputabirdonit.blogspot.com/2014/02/linkn-blogs-11.html#sthash.BITCA2R3.dpuf

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    1. Definitely! I'm sure he will have fun! Thanks for stopping by :)

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  3. Simply gorgeous! I love this idea! Thanks for sharing this tutorial! Would love to have you visit me sometime :)
    Hope you have a wonderful weekend!
    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much, Ana! I just checked out your blog- you make some beautiful things :)

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