Another Quick, Quick $1 Valentine’s Craft!
- Wooden spoons
- Trim: torn fabric strips, ribbon, lace, etc.
- Red & white cardstock scraps
- Zigzag scissors
- Gingerbread paint (FolkArt Cinnamon)
- Red glitter paint (FolkArt Gems Rubi)
- Red paint (optional)
- Cotton swab or paintbrush
- Mod Podge
I had everything I need to do this craft on-hand leftover from other projects so I did not count them as a cost. I bought the wooden spoons ages ago for $1 at the Dollar Tree – they still have them. You can also use any old wooden spoons you no longer need.
- Wooden spoons, set of 3: $1
- Trim: on-hand or $1 and up
- Cardstock scraps: on-hand
- Gingerbread paint: on-hand
- Red glitter paint: on-hand
- Mod Podge: on-hand
- Assemble materials
- For the gingerbread side paint the back of the spoon with the cinnamon paint. Paint up the handle to where you plan to tie the trim on. Let dry.
- Cut out rick-rack from white cardstock scraps. Cut out a folk art type heart from white cardstock scraps.
- Glue cardstock pieces to spoon with Mod Podge and then apply a coat over the entire back of the spoon. Let dry.
- Edge the white heart with red glitter paint.
- For the red folk art heart side cut a folk art heart that fits the bowl of the spoon from red cardstock scraps.
- Glue cardstock heart to spoon with Mod Podge and then apply a coat over the entire bowl of the spoon. Let dry.
- Brush heart with red glitter paint.
- Another option is to paint a folk art heart.
- Starting at the handle closest to the bowl of the spoon wrap trim around the handle of the spoon in a crisscross pattern for about 2 inches. Tie off the trim in a bow. I used white ribbon and a fabric strip torn from red fabric. I knotted my ends and then tied knots until only short ends of trim remain.
For another $1 craft using materials you have on-hand is the Scrapbook Backed Cookie Cutter Ornament. This post gives instructions to make the ornaments.
This post shows the ornaments made with Valentine’s cookie cutters in use on a wreath. I will be posting the instructions for making the foam “cookies” pictured in this post soon.
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