Galentine’s Day DIY: Clay Girlboss Gift Tags

Time: 45 minutes
Materials: oven-bake clay, cookie cutter, embossing set, rolling tool, wax paper

Galentine's Day DIY: Clay Girlboss Gift Tags

Well ladies, Galentine’s day is quickly approaching. If you have no idea what I’m talking about, watch this and come right back because you’re going to want to learn how to make these clay GIRLBOSS gift tags for all your friends!

Galentine's Day DIY: Clay Girlboss Gift Tags

Galentine's Day DIY: Clay Girlboss Gift Tags

1. On wax paper, roll out our clay, making sure the surface is smooth and level.

2. Use your cookie cutter to make the heart shape. Remove excess and set aside. You can use the scraps later to make marbled hearts.

3. Load your stamp tool (it will be a reverse image), then stamp one line at a time, for example, I stamped the word ‘girl’ first in all the hearts before moving on to ‘boss’.

4. Bake at 275°F for 15 minutes. Let cool and attach to your gifts with super tape, glue dots, hot glue, etc. You can also punch a hole in the hearts before baking if you’d rather string them onto your packages.

Galentine's Day DIY: Clay Girlboss Gift Tags

Easy as that! How are you celebrating Galentine’s day this year?

Galentine's Day DIY: Clay Girlboss Gift Tags

Galentine's Day DIY: Clay Girlboss Gift Tags

10 Minute Vase DIY

Time: 10 minutes + dry time
Materials: spray paint, glass bottle, rubbing alcohol, warm water10 Minute Vase DIY | The Crafted Life

Confession: I hoard glass bottles. Now, not every bottle I come across meets the criteria for being saved from the recycling bin, but there are several ones that I’ve stashed around the apartment in hopes of crafting with one day. Although it can’t hold a full bouquet, this Bellini mix bottle makes the perfect vessel for displaying eucalyptus or branches.

10 Minute Vase DIY | The Crafted Life

Start by removing your label. It helps to peel the paper as much as you can then soak the bottle in warm water for about 20 minutes. Use a scrubbing sponge to remove any residue, dry, then touch up blemishes on the glass with rubbing alcohol.

Head to a well ventilated area and start spray painting! To achieve the fading look, flip bottle upside down and paint the bottom and base, moving in a circular fashion. The paint will naturally speckle up the sides of your bottle.

10 Minute Vase DIY | The Crafted Life

10 Minute Vase DIY | The Crafted Life

10 Minute Vase DIY | The Crafted Life

10 Minute Vase DIY | The Crafted Life

Voilà, and it’s only takes 10 minutes to do— perfect if you forgot that Valentine’s day is tomorrow! Just be sure to clean this vase with a damp cloth (not dishwasher safe).

DIY Heart Garland

Time: 10 minutes
Materials: heart punch, paper, double sided tape, baker’s twine, scissors

DIY Heart Garland | The Crafted Life

Okay, so now that’s it’s officially February, it’s okay to bombard you with more heart shaped crafts, right? Sure, I’ve made a heart garland before, but that was before I knew about glitter paper. If you’ve been a reader for a while now, just consider this heart garland 2.0.

DIY Heart Garland | The Crafted Life

Cut your paper into strips to make it easier to punch our your hearts.

DIY Heart Garland | The Crafted Life

Place your hearts face down, lay baker’s twine on top, then seal with double sided supertape.

DIY Heart Garland | The Crafted Life

Peel the back off the supertape and cover with another heart (like you’re making a cute heart shaped sandwich).

DIY Heart Garland | The Crafted Life

To gift, remove the wax from an old candle jar and place garland inside.

DIY Heart Garland | The Crafted Life

DIY Heart Garland | The Crafted Life

DIY Heart Garland | The Crafted Life

 

8 Must-Try Valentine’s DIYS

8 Must-Try Valentines DIYS | The Crafted Life

There’s a lot of lovey-dovey projects around the internet these days and I couldn’t be happier about it. So whether you’re telling your partner, friend or dog walker this Valentine’s day how much you care, these 8 must-try DIYS will help you send your message from the bottom of your handmade heart!

8 Must-Try Valentines DIYS | The Crafted Life

1. Confetti Filled Hearts by Tuts+

8 Must-Try Valentines DIYS | The Crafted Life

2. I Love You Yarn Sign by Cakies

8 Must-Try Valentines DIYS | The Crafted Life

3. Heart Disco Ball Valentine by Jenny Batt for Julep

8 Must-Try Valentines DIYS | The Crafted Life

4. Felt Heart Initial Treat Sacks by The Flair Exchange

8 Must-Try Valentines DIYS | The Crafted Life

5. Valentine Arrow Cookies by Sugar & Cloth

8 Must-Try Valentines DIYS | The Crafted Life

6. Geometric Heart Floor Mat by Hello Lidy

8 Must-Try Valentines DIYS | The Crafted Life

7. Valentine Planters by Vitamini Handmade

8 Must-Try Valentines DIYS | The Crafted Life

8. Message in Bottle Valentine by Camille Styles