DIY Clay Valentine Hearts and Garland

 I love Valentine’s Day.  This year I want to make a special dinner at home and involve the kids.  I’m sure they would love it too.

I often find that when you go to a fancy restaurant on Valentine’s Day it’s almost a bit cheesy.  A red rose sitting on the plate.  Couples everywhere.  Set menus.  It’s a bit weird.  I don’t know, maybe it’s just me.

Hey, I’m all about taking me out for dinner!  But I think I’d rather the chocolates and flowers for Valentine’s Day {and no red roses please}.

If you’re an avid reader of So Much Better With Age, you’ll know I’m not a big crazy fan of red.  I use red at Christmas and I love it but other times of the year not so much.

I’m a neutral loving girl if you haven’t guessed that yet, ha!

I like pink on Valentine’s Day.

So soft and pretty.  And of course I love white.

I finally tried a project using Sculpey clay and I love it!

I made some little clay tags and hearts and I’ll show you how you can do it too.

DIY clay Valentine hearts somuchbetterwithage.com

SUPPLIES:

  •  I used Sculpey from Michael’s but it’s also at Amazon.com {below, affiliate link}

Polyform Sculpey III Polymer Clay 8 Oz: White

  • rolling pin
  • cookie cutters
  • alphabet stamps
  • different tools around the house to make any design you want
  • cookie sheet

clay supplies somuchbetterwithage.com

 

TUTORIAL:

1. Play with your clay until it becomes soft.  Roll it out on a flat surface with a rolling pin {you may want to roll it out onto wax paper, it takes a lot to get the waxy feel off the table!}

2. Cut  into desired shapes.  Use different tools or textures to create unique pieces.

3. If you are making tags, poke a hole in the top.

4.  Smooth edges with your fingers before baking.

5. Follow the directions on the package.  I baked mine at 275 deg F for 15 minutes.

6.  Let cool.  Color, paint, draw on your clay!

smooth edges on clay

 

clay hearts to bake

 

I low how it turned out!  I left my large hearts white because, well, I love white.

 

valentine clay hearts somuchbetterwithage.com

valentine clay hearts somuchbetterwithage.com

 

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white clay hearts somuchbetterwithage.com

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clay tag banner somuchbetterwithage.com

valentine-hearts2

For the clay banner, I used a fine pink felt to fill in the hearts and arrows I made.

clay tag banner somuchbetterwithage.com

For this heart,  I pressed twine around the edges.

twine and clay hearts somuchbetterwithage.com

And for this heart, I pressed it into a metal basket.

clay hearts somuchbetterwithage.com

And yes that says LUB U.

To me and my hubby, that means more than love ;)

lub u somuchbetterwithage.com

Are you inspired to make your own Valentine’s?

Be sure to follow all my co-hosts and see what Valentine’s ideas they came up with!

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Comments

  1. says

    Gorgeous, gorgeous! I posted about some salt dough hearts I made the other day, but I am loving the versatility an pure white color of yours.

    Have a great week!
    Angela @ Number Fifty-Three

  2. says

    This is so cute. I’ve often wanted to do something with that clay but wasn’t sure just what. You make it look very easy.

    Wonderful to be co-hosting with you.

    - Alma, The Tablescaper

    • says

      Oh Christy, we are definitely kindred spirits. I don’t like red to wear either and only decorate with it at Christmas, haha. Thanks so much!
      Hugs,
      Jamie

  3. says

    So, so pretty! Love the white. I’ve never used clay before. Looks like I need to give it a try. Thanks so much for sharing, and beautiful photos!! Happy Wednesday to you!

  4. says

    These are simply lovely. Love the way you strung them over the old box. The white against the aged wood is wonderful. I have pinned this and I am sure I will be giving your tutorial a try.
    Thanks for sharing,
    Suzanne
    Pieced Pastimes

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