Secure a small satchel of Valentine's Day treats with this festive fastener. Use any size of clothespins and as many different colors of paper as you like, but it's best to use wooden pins, which hold the glue better than the plastic variety.
Tools and Materials
Card stock or other heavy-weight paper
1/16-inch circular punch or paper edgers (optional)
Clothespin Valentine How-To
1. Use the clothespins to determine the desired size of your hearts: Fold a piece of card stock in half, place the clothespin against the seam, and mark the top and bottom of the clothespin. Draw half a heart from the seam edge of the card stock that is slightly larger than the marks. Keep the card stock folded, and cut out a heart. Use this as a template to trace out hearts on the decorative paper. Make a front and back heart for each clothespin.
2. Cut out the heart. Apply tacky glue to one side of the clothespin, and affix the heart. Repeat on the opposite side. If desired, use paper edgers to decorate the heart, or try punching small holes around the border with a 1/16-inch circular punch.
We used wooden clothespins from Kmart. Decorative papers are from Kate's Paperie. The valentine treat set is from the Catalog for Living. The Sweethearts conversation hearts and red hots are from Necco. The 1/16-inch circle hand-punch and mini-pinking and mini-scallop paper edgers are from Fiskars.