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Project

Valentine Heart People

Give a little Valentine's Day sparkle to any room with decorative glittered heart figurines made from clay.

Materials

  • Rolling pin
  • DECO soft clay
  • Parchment paper
  • 2-inch heart-shaped cookie cutter
  • Craft glue
  • Glitter
  • 18- to 22-gauge white wrapped floral wire
  • Wire cutters
  • Photograph of loved one
  • Photo or matte white paper
  • Round craft punch
  • Hot-glue gun and hot-glue sticks
  • Heart craft punch
  • Decorative paper
  • Embellishments and stickers

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Using a rolling pin, roll out clay to 3/8 inch thick between two pieces of parchment paper. Cut 2-inch heart shapes from clay with a cookie cutter.

  2. Step 2

    Form a 1- to 1 1/2-inch round mound of clay, flat at the bottom, to make the base. Let clay shapes dry overnight.

  3. Step 3

     Paint the base with glue and sprinkle with glitter. 

  4. Step 4

    Cut wrapped floral wire into three 3 1/2-inch pieces. Stick two pieces of floral wire into heart to form legs. Stick floral wire through middle of heart to form arms.

  5. Step 5

    Cut a shorter piece of floral wire and push into top of heart to form the neck.

  6. Step 6

    Print picture; punch out face with round punch. Use hot glue to attach face to floral wire "neck." Affix a heart punched from glittered or decorative paper to back of face with more hot glue.

  7. Step 7

    Insert legs into glittered base. Adorn arms and embellish base with various items, attaching with hot glue. Use more hot glue to attach the base to a 2-inch decorative paper round.

Source
The Martha Stewart Show, February 2011