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Create a lovely bouquet of hearts for Valentine's day or any special occasion!

Updated on November 4, 2013

1. Recycle a plastic container and paint it with acrylic paint in a colour of your choice.

2. When the paint is dry, draw a design with white glue and pour glitter on the glue. Remove the excess glitter and let the container dry completely.

3. Draw a small heart on a piece of Bristol board and cut it out to use as a model.

4. Fold a strip of coloured paper in two.

5. Place the model heart on the coloured paper but let one side overlap a little bit beyond the fold. Trace around the model with a pencil. Cut the two layers of coloured paper to obtain a double heart attached at the fold. Cut enough hearts of different colours to cover the branches.

6. When you have cut all the little double hearts, write sweet messages for your special Valentine.

7. Place a block of florist foam inside the plastic container that you painted earlier. Stick a few branches in the florist foam. Glue the little hearts on the branches with a glue gun.

8. As a nice finishing touch, hide the foam with some tissue paper.

9. Now you have a wonderful bouquet of hearts to give to your Valentine!


For a video showing you how to make this project, see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDG5Wlgf190

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      Jamie Brock 5 years ago from Texas

      This is really very cute! I'm loving all of your crafts and you give great instructions :)

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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      Wow!! A lovely heart bouquet!! This is excellent in the class as a form of encouragement to the kids too. Thanks for sharing!

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      kidscrafts 4 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

      Thank you for your visit Michelle! It's a nice project for Valentine's Day but it could be done for other occasions like Mother's Day as well!

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      DREAM ON 4 years ago

      I love your crafts so useful and easy to follow.Thanx so much.

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      kidscrafts 4 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

      Thank you for your visit and your kind comments "Dream On". And I forgot to tell you that as a cat lover myself, I love "the picture of yourself" :-)

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      DREAM ON 4 years ago

      It is so nice to see the wonderful things you can do with arts and crafts. I tried not to blink and I think this is my good side.I should of got a haircut but at least I'm not having a bad hair day.I would love to see a picture of your cats maybe in a hub too.

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      kidscrafts 4 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

      May be I should do one on them.... they often sleep in my studio in front of the heater. They each have their little basket. My oldest one is 17 years old and her name is Anemone; she has a grey fur. My young one is 2 years old and his name is Lotus; he has an orange fur but has an interesting design on it. He is a thief.... he loves to steal some of my projects so often I am running after him (and I am usually laughing at that time) and I have to go down two levels because he goes in the basement with his treasure! He is cute!

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      Devika Primić 4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Most impressive ideas here and you did this to perfection, idea like this can be so useful

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      kidscrafts 4 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

      Thank you DDE! I am glad that you like it! It could be a nice project for mother's day as well.

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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      A lovely, simple heart bouquet for all kids.....beautiful. Sharing!!

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      kidscrafts 4 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

      Thank you Michelle :-) I always love your visits :-)

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      Brenda Lorraine Scully 3 years ago from Ireland

      nice one...... the kids will love this

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      kidscrafts 3 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

      Thank you, Brenda! I think they will :-)

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      sujaya venkatesh 3 years ago

      simple and elegant with love kid

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      kidscrafts 3 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

      Thank you Sujaya :-) Enjoy your day!

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 3 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      A very creative idea for little hands. The perfect Valentine's Day gift to mums.

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      kidscrafts 3 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

      Thank you for your visit and kind comment, Jo! Indeed it's a nice project for Valentine's day or a birthday.

      Enjoy your weekend!

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      Jackie Lynnley 3 years ago from The Beautiful South

      This is so cute I will just have to make it! Thanks for sharing your knowledge. ^

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      kidscrafts 3 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

      Thank you very much! You are very kind! I made this project for my husband a while ago just before I had to leave for a few weeks... so he would have some sweet messages to read while I was away! I loved it :-)))

      Have a great day!

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      passionate77 3 years ago

      your ideas are always so unique that whenever i go through your articles, i really wonder a lot that how such tiny items give you a new inspiration to create such lovely items. so unique and interesting.

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      kidscrafts 3 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

      Thank you very much for your very kind comment, Passionate :-) The only thing I can say is that I love to create; it's like breathing, I have to do it :-)

      Have a very nice weekend!

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      Sandy Mertens 3 years ago from Wisconsin, USA

      That is a really cute craft idea.

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      kidscrafts 3 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

      Thank you very much, SandySpider!

      By the way... I love your image :-)

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      Sandy Mertens 3 years ago from Wisconsin, USA

      It is what makes me different. You're is cute too.

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      kidscrafts 3 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

      Thanks :-) It's a puppet that I created :-)

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      passionate77 3 years ago

      i can judge it well that you love creativity and your passion shines through all of your articles. they are so unique and lovely. i really enjoyed whenever i went through any of your post and it does not let the reader get bored. all posts of yours are so interesting from the very first line till the end and presented with finer details. blessings!

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      kidscrafts 3 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

      Thank you very much, Passionate. You are very kind!

      Have a great week! Blessings to you too!

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      knowledge-seeker 3 years ago

      ahh, so lovely and unique idea, beautifully presented hub post, enjoyed the reading! flourish ahead too my dear!

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