February 05, 2011
Valentine's paper pouches
Super cute and very easy to make, these little Valentine’s pouches are a great way to present small treats to your Valentine.
All you need is paper, scissors, a hole punch, yarn, tape, crayons or markers and small treats to tuck into your finished pocket. We put a little flip book and stickers in ours, but you could use small candies, a little love note or anything else you can think of.
Cut out two paper hearts of the same size, about 3 to 4 inches square. Next, punch 8 to 10 holes around the outside of the paper hearts, matching the holes up on either side. Cut a piece of yarn to your desired length and wrap a small piece of tape around on end. This will make it easier to thread the yarn through the holes.
Thread the yarn through the first hole at the top of the heart and tie a knot to secure the yarn in place while you thread through the rest of the holes. Thread through all of the holes. Once you’ve worked your way around, tie the two ends of the yarn together to form a loop. Now you can hang the little heart pocket on a hook or door knob. Write a little message or draw something lovely on your heart pocket with crayons or markers. Fill with any little treats you desire.
That’s it! Check out Craft for more detailed instructions and pretty pictures of other paper heart pockets.