Quick & Easy Last-Minute Handmade Valentines!

Happy Valentine’s Day! Have you sewed up treats for the special people in your life? At the very last minute, I decided I wanted to make something easy and cute for my sisters and two best friends. Luckily, I came across this great idea for making covered button earrings to decorate a sweet little card. You can even print out the pre-made card at home–how convenient!

The best part about this project is that I could use supplies I already have on hand, including festive fabric scraps and the handy i-Top tool from Imaginisce. I just picked up a pack of flat earring posts, plugged in the glue gun and I was good to go.

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I fussy-cut the fabric to feature the flowers on each button, and then used the tool to cover them. (You could also use a covered button kit.)

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Then I used hot glue to attach an earring post to each button back. A strong glue like E-6000 would also work. You could also glue the buttons to hairpins or barrettes, or string them on a ribbon to make a necklace. Lots of easy options!

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I printed out my own version of the accompanying card and then cut them out using some scalloped scissors. To make the red card backing, I just cut up an old file folder, but you could also use card stock or scrapbooking paper. I punched little holes to stick the earrings through, and then added a ribbon bow for a final little touch. Very quick and easy!

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What did you sew for your Valentine this year?

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