Beaded Love Card
By: Claudine Casault
Age: 5 and up
Parental supervision is recommended
Make this Valentine's Day card all about L-O-V-E! Spell out the word a whole new way with fun tiles, beads, and paint.
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What you'll need:
- Rainbow colored cardstock 5" x 8"
- Lace 5" x 4 ½"
- 5"- long beaded fabric trim
- ½" x 5" design ribbon
- 4 small square mosaic tiles
- Tile marker
- Tile paint
- Paint brush
- 1 round-shaped clear glass gem
- 1 bag of small gold-colored gold beads (note: young children should not handle these unsupervised)
- Hot glue gun
- Scrap design paper
How to make it:
Step 1: Paint Tiles
- Paint each tile using assortment of colors and design. (Let it dry.)
- Write “L” on the first tile using tile marker.
- Dip tile in a small bowl of gold beads. (Let tile dry.)
- Repeat with two other tiles writing the letters “V” and “E” on either tile.
- Cut out a small heart that can fit on one of the tiles using a piece of scrap design paper.
- Glue heart on back of clear gem so that the design can be seen through the gem.
- Glue gem on the painted tile without a letter. The round gem will serve as the letter “O” for the tile.
Step 2: Creating the Card
- Fold 5" x 8" cardstock in half (widthwise).
- Spread glue along the top edge of card.
- Glue top edge of lace at top of card.
- Glue bead trim ½" down from top edge of card.
- Glue design ribbon across top edge of card.
- Glue all 4 tiles evenly across card 1" from bottom spelling “LOVE.”
- Replace tiles using with gems and placing paper letters behind gems.
- Glue guns are very hot! Make sure children are heavily supervised when they are plugged in, or have an adult apply the glue.
Claudine Casault is a craft developer living in Ontario, Canada.
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