Sunday, January 23, 2011

Upcycle: Valentine Heart Pouches

Want to take a guess at what these heart pouches are made of? Here's a clue, usually someone sends them to you. Still not sure what they are? Here's the answer . . .
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envelopes!

These hearts are very easy and addicting to make. I've got a whole bunch of them lying around the house just waiting to be decorated. All you need is an envelope and a pair of scissors to get started. Directions below.

Cut the corner off the bottom of an envelope.

Cut out heart shape as pictured above.

Done! You now have an heart pouch to fill with love notes, candy, etc.

Decorate them anyway you want. You can even seal the top edges with a little glue to make a packet.


23 comments:

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

Excellent upcycle, I always feel bad when I see an envelope being tossed after just one use. Now I am going to be looking for anything with a corner.

carla said...

Great idea (as usual)! I really love ideas for using things that we already have.

Jo @ A life in lists said...

What a sweet idea! I may actually look forward to the post arriving tomorrow :)

Jessica said...

excellent idea!

Maaike said...

Brilliant idea!!! I'll probably link to it today... Thanks!

*~kAy~* said...

I love upcycling ideas! <3
This is so great! I have tons of envelopes lying around! :P

Amanda said...

VERY cute! It would be fun to have kids paint them with watercolors first before cutting them :)

silentai. said...

oh! love that idea!!
never thought of that....
<3

HawaiianLibrarian said...

Smart idea. Pouches are doubly sweet w/ red security envelopes' print showing.

The Art of Family said...

Wonderful idea for all those envelopes (I usually recycle). My daughter is going to love making these to fill with stickers or skittles. Thanks!!

Km said...

Super- sweet and darling!!! Icing on the top that they are recycled!!!

chelsea said...

I love your blog, Thanks for sharing your millions of ideas to your readers and I'm one them. This is a perfect gift for this coming Valentines Day.
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Adaiha said...

Yay for envelope crafts! These are too cute! :)

Michelle said...

That's a super clever idea! I am going to have to try this...my head is already swimming with ideas! Thanks!

Katherine said...

That's a great idea, thanks!

Michelle said...

I commented on this before, but I just wanted to let you know that I did use this idea for a project and posted it on my blog, with a link to yours! If you want to see it, it is here: http://creativeoperation.blogspot.com/2011/02/heart-pouch-envelope-mini-album.html

Thanks again for sharing your talents!

Anna M. said...

What a great idea.

Jeannette said...

What an excellent idea <3
I can't wait to make some of these :)

Deb Chitwood said...

I love these - so cute and a great way to recycle! I featured them in my post at http://livingmontessorinow.com/2011/02/07/activity-of-the-week-turning-valentine-crafts-into-montessori-oriented-activities/

Deanna said...

I used this craft and your origami heart idea together as the lollipop covers. It was much less time consuming to do it this way (esp. for my son's and daughter's classes). Thanks for such "kawaii" crafts.

Kelly said...

I love this idea so much! I totally did it for Valentine's Day and did a Scavenger Hunt with clues hidden in the Heart Pouches for my Sweetie. He loved it. Thank you for the idea. I wrote up the story on my blog and referenced you as the source for the heart pouches. Thank you. http://wepurpose.wordpress.com

Zakka Life said...

Thanks Kelly! I just stopped by your site and left a comment.

Anonymous said...

Hi. This Demet from Turkey. I do this project and publish at my website by linking to you. You have a great blog and ideas. Thank you :)

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