Good Morning! How was your weekend? :)
I have some exciting news! A few weeks ago I was contacted by Fossil to do a Valentines DIY for their Fossil.Life.Style blog, and it went live last friday! I just wrote that like it wasn’t a big deal for me to be contacted by Fossil.. but I can tell you now, much dancing and singing was done following that email! I’ve been a Fossil fan for years so it was pretty much a dream come true.
After a lot of deliberation, I came up with some cute little heart candy gift tags, that are really easy and fun to make.. I hope you like them! You can find the full DIY over on Fossil.Life.Style. :)
**It appears that the links to this post don’t work anymore, so I’ve included the instructions below!**
Here’s what you’ll need:
– Oven-bake modeling clay in candy colours
– Baking paper
– Rolling Pin
– Heart template or cookie cutter (I used a store-bought wooden heart, but I’ve included a template HERE if you need it)
– Xacto knife
– A pointy tool or needle to make a hole for the string
– Alphabet stamps
– Red pen (fine tip)
1. Put a ball of modeling clay onto the baking paper and roll it out to about 8mm thick.
2. Lay your heart template on top, and carefully cut around it with the Xacto knife (keeping the knife as straight as possible). If you have a cookie cutter it’s much easier!
3. Smooth out any rough edges, then use the stamps to imprint your text. Push a hole into the corner of your heart using the pointy tool or a needle (make sure it’s wide enough for string).
4. Bake in the oven according to the packet instructions.
5. Once the heart is cooled, use the red pen to draw over the imprinted text. My pen was water soluble, and smudged easily (even after drying), so I washed the hearts under water to get any excess ink off. The red was still visible, but just not as vibrant.
6. And you’re done! They make for fun gift tags, or as little surprises left in a pocket or lunch box.