Tuesday, January 17, 2012

A Quick Valentine Idea

Repost from 2011
This can be made for any occasion but I always make them for Valentine's day.
All you need is red or pink felt and clear plastic:
Cut a heart shape from each, measuring about 5 - 6" wide.
Stitch 3/4 around the heart, stuff it with candy, and complete the stitching to close. (It is easier to sew it plastic side down)

It's a lot of fun watching children try to figure out how to get the candy out!!

I have also made these by punching holes all around the edges and stitching it closed with yarn or embroidery floss!

Sharing this idea with Thrifty Thursday at Tales from Bloggeritaville
and Hope Studios and
Patti @ Pandoras Box
Patti @ Pandoras Box

I live in central NY and I am a retired family and consumer science teacher. I enjoy all types of crafting, decorating and cooking


  1. What a cute idea! and a cute decoration as well! Thanks for visiting and your very nice comments!

  2. Oh my gosh - how cute! My boys would tear right through them to get to the candy! They'd last about 5 seconds in my house - unless I put them up HIGH!


  3. Hi Patti !
    I think I could get the candy out !
    I think you did a great job (m&m's are my fav)

  4. Cute idea. I'm going to put this idea in my files for next year.
    Thanks for sharing. ~ Sarah

  5. This is such a cute idea and one that would be quick and easy to do. Love it!

  6. Very cute idea!!! That would be a great project for kids as well!!

    Warm Hugs,

  7. These are darling---gives me an idea for a favour for next year when I host our social group's February luncheon (because I am nit knitting any more pins---40 was enough!)

  8. how cute I love this! I got a sewing machine for Christmas but it is intimidating to me, I need to just experiment! This inspires me!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog, I hope to be working on that tutorial:)

  9. That is the cutest idea, I bookmarked it, which is the highest compliment a blogger could get. I could see this for all of the holidays. I figured out sewing plastic onto fabric that yep, plastic side down.


  10. Hi Patti, this is such a cute idea! I'm going to go buy some felt and steal your idea. It will be the perfect little valentine to send to my son.
    Have a great weekend.

  11. This is absolutely adorable! I'm SO bookmarking and using this one. Thanks.

  12. These are very cute. Have a fabulous weekend! La

  13. Kids, hell, I could frustrate my friends sooo easily with this-----and the sewing machine is actually out on the table------hmmmmm......Oh, yeah, before I forget, I am likely going to come up to NY for a week this summer!

  14. That is adorable! I would have never thought to sew with plastic. I am a new follower visiting from Hope Studios. Vicky from Mess For Less

  15. Love this idea! Something simple I could make and put different types of candies\chocolates in it!
    Very sweet!

  16. What a cute idea. I love it. Thanks for stopping by my blog and taking the time to comment. :)