DIY Heart Candy Gift Tags

February 6, 2012 | DIY, Featured

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)
- Oven

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.

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26 Comments

  1. Julia

    OMG! Congrats Claire, that’s so awesome! A few thankyou bags would be lovely though :)

  2. Congratulations! It’s absolutely darling and so well explained/photographed! You are doing well, keep going, I see a bright future for you!

  3. Bianca

    This is fantastic! I’m so excited for you – congratulations! Such a clever DIY! xx

  4. Wow. Absolutely inspired. Looks fantastic on their site as well! Congratulations. I’m really enjoying your blog.

  5. — WOW —
    This is amazing!!

    Well done Claire, you are wonderful!

  6. I love how simple and cute it is! Congrats!

  7. I love this project, I have tons of Polymer clay so I want to try. Where can I buy similar Alphabet stamps?

    • ffadmin

      Hi Melanie! I bought mine from our local craft store, but an office supply store might also stock them. They came as a kit. :)

  8. I’m a new reader who just found your blog! What a delight it is! I’m wondering what stamp you used here for the arrow, did you make it? Do you have a tutorial on it?

    thanks!

    • ffadmin

      Hi Alyssa! Welcome :)
      I carved the stamp myself out of an eraser. I don’t have a tutorial on it, but perhaps I’ll have to make one! :)

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  12. ooooober cute!!!!!! love it!

    thea.
    xx

  13. oh but it doesn’t seem to be there anymore :( how did you do them??? the suspense!

    • ffadmin

      Thanks Thea! I’ve just updated the links, so give it another go. Let me know if it still doesn’t work for you :)

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  16. e.d. webb

    wondering if you will repost tutorial. would love to try this idea. cannot pull it up on fossil.life.style even though they still have the text referring to your tutorial. nice design style. thanks.

  17. e.d. webb

    thanks so much for re-posting on this site. love this idea. adding it to my polymer clay projects. excellent pictures. so helpful. thank you.

  18. MARYANN

    This is so adorable! I love how you designed the DIY ! Well defined with fantastic photos ! Thank you for sharing your delightful idea !! You noted that you purchased the alphabet stamps and mount as a kit in a local craft shop… What company was the kit made by …I cannot find anything like it ! Warm regards xo

    • ffadmin

      Hi Maryann,
      The brand on the box is “Shiny”, and I bought it from Art Friend. Hope this helps!

  19. alex

    this is well cute but where do you get the letter stamps from? thanks x

    • ffadmin

      Hi Alex, please read the comments below :)

  20. Leticia Rodriguez

    muy buenas ideas. me encantan.

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