Sarah Hearts

Links to Love

January 23, 2015

Add some sparkle to your Valentine's Day with these fun heart and diamond DIY projects.

Get a head start on your Valentine’s Day crafting this weekend and try one of these awesome projects from this week! I plan on catching up on sleep and emails this weekend (in that order) as I recover from an awesome couple of days in Salt Lake City at Alt Summit. What will you create this weekend?

1. You may want to leave this DIY washi tape geometric heart up well after Valentine’s Day.

2. These clay gems would make the perfect topper for a gift.

3. These gold leaf heart drink stirs would be perfect for a gal-entines dinner.

4. This x o heart wall art is a fresh, modern take on X’s and O’s.

I’m also loving:

This winter lemonade recipe.

This happy mini garden.

These scissors.

Favorite Heart Finds

January 22, 2015

Put a heart on it! Get in the Valentine's Day spirit with these cute heart accessories!

I love a good item with a heart on it, as you may already assume, and these heart items are definitely on my heart wish list. If you’re looking for a fun, valentine’s day gift for your girlfriends or if you just love heart things as much as I do, here are some great heart shirts and accessories.

1. BaubleBar rose gold heart necklace | 2. Ban.do neon heart tote bag | 3. Gold heart shaped sunglasses | 4. bkr heart water bottle | 5. Kate Spade gold heart stud earrings | 6.  Modcloth polka dot heart sweater | 7. Ban.do heart umbrella | 8. Old Navy glitter fleece baby dress (I wish this was available in my size!) | 9. Paperchase patchwork hearts iPhone 6 case (available in 6 plus too)

Printable Love Coupons and Stickers

January 21, 2015

Loving these modern printable Valentine's Day love coupons! Perfect for a simple, homemade gift.

Valentine’s Day is one of those holidays that can easily empty your wallet. Prefix menus and over-priced chocolates can add up to one expensive holiday. If you’re looking for a more affordable and more heartfelt way to celebrate your signifigant other I’ve got you covered. I created a new set of printable love coupons that make giving a homemade gift look a little bit less handmade.

One of my most popular posts ever is my printable love coupons so I decided to give them a bit of an update this time around with a couple of my go to patterns—dots and stripes! And lucky for you, I’ve also created them in two color ways because I simply couldn’t decide which one I liked best.

Download the pink and red love coupons
Download the pink and red Valentine’s Day stickers

Download the bright love coupons
Download the bright Valentine’s Day stickers

These printable Valentine's Day stickers would be so cute on cards or candy bags.

I’ve also created matching stickers that you can stick on envelopes, candy boxes, and whatever you like! I used Avery Print-to-the-Edge Square Labels which made printing these stickers a breeze. Just download, print, and stick them everywhere!

Print out these cute modern love coupons for your valentine!

I printed the love coupons on Avery Matte White Postcards. They are pre-scored which means after you print them you just fold them along the perforated lines and they come apart with clean edges. No cutting required! They are also double-sided which means both sides are a nice, smooth bright white.  Since the love coupon design is also double-sided, remember to print one page 1 of 1 first, then reload the same sheet in the printer and print page 2 of 2.

Loving these fun, bright Valentine's Day stickers. So cute to stick on Valentine's Day cards.

These free printable stickers are perfect for sealing Valentine's Day notes!

This post is sponsored by Avery. All thoughts, opinions, and designs are my own. Thanks so much for supporting the brands that help me create fun printables like these!

DIY Color Blocked Wood Heart Cake Toppers

January 20, 2015

Learn how to make these painted wood heart cake toppers. So cute for Valentine's Day or even a wedding!

Let the Valentine’s Day crafting begin! A few weeks ago I was in Jo-Ann’s with my mother-in-law picking up some yarn for this project and I stumbled upon BARC wood adhesive wood sheets. Since the packaging stated the sheets could be cut with a cutting machine I knew I had to give them a try. The first project on my list was to create color blocked heart cake toppers with the material. These toppers are perfect for an extra special Valentine’s Day cake or would be oh-so-adorable on a wedding cake! You can use them to dress up a store bought cake (I won’t tell anyone) or make a batch of the smaller ones to adorn your favorite cupcakes.

Download the SVG file to use with your Silhouette or Cricut Explore

Download the PDF template to print and cut by hand

Loving these painted wood heart cake toppers! (Click through for template and directions on how to make them)

Supplies:
- Adhesive wood sheets (I used the birch color)
- Craft paint, in any colors you want
- Painter’s tape (this is my fave)
- 6-inch and 4-inch wood skewers, one for each heart topper

Directions:
1. Cut out the wood hearts using the SVG template and your Silhouette or Cricut Explore. If you don’t have a cutting machine, you can print out the PDF template, cut out the hearts, and trace the outline of them onto the wood sheet and then cut them out using scissors.

2. Before removing the cut out hearts from the sheet, use the painter’s tape to mask off a small section of each heart. It can be in any direction you want.

3. Paint away from the tape edge and paint each heart. Remove the tape before the paint dries and then allow it to dry completely.

4. Remove one heart sticker and place the top of a wooden skewer on the sticky side. Carefully align another heart sticker that’s the same size on top, making sure the painted wood sides are on the outside. Use the 4″ skewers for the small hearts and the 6″ skewers for the large hearts. Repeat this, making as many toppers as you want!

These are really fun to make and come together pretty quickly. If you’re in a time crunch (who isn’t, right?) use your hair dryer to dry the craft paint and speed this DIY along.

Note If you’re using a Silhouette:
It took several attempts to get the cut settings right on my Silhouette. If you plan on using your’s here’s the settings I recommend:

Ratchet Blade:  7
Speed: 1
Thickness: 32
Use with a cutting mat!

These settings did cut through the paper side, however, it wasn’t a big deal since I painted the hearts before removing them from the paper. I did try using a lower blade setting/thickness so the paper backing wouldn’t cut but when I did it didn’t cut through the wood sheet.

Give your sweetie a cake topped with wood hearts this Valentine's Day! This DIY would also be adorable for a wedding cake!

Wondering what else you can make with your Silhouette? Check out my Silhouette page for templates, shapes, and project ideas.