If you happen to be reading this, and you can hear a strange noise, then that is probably the sound of cobwebs being blown off my blog!
I thought it might be apt to start with a craft straight from the recycling bin. These embossed metal heart decorations would make a sweet valentines gift or a cute gift tag for a present. This is not a craft for little ones – the tin packaging is sharp once cut.
Since posting last, I have spent many years as a teacher and my two little boys are now head and shoulders above me. Finally, I have a little time to myself, and my new years resolution is to post on here more regularly.
I really like the fact that you can make something rather charming from a piece of rubbish. These would make a sweet valentines present, gift tag or Christmas tree decoration. The final decorations are quite strong but you still have to be careful not to squash them.
My husband found this out when he put the washing basket straight on top of my decorations – he quite literally broke my heart 😀
- Make sure your tomato paste tube is empty. I always use a rolling pin to flatten the tube.
- Using a pair of kitchen scissors, chop of the top, bottom and a slither along one edge.
- Open up the tube and wash. Mind your fingers – the metal can be sharp.
- Cut into 4 pieces, or two long ones and use the back of a spoon to burnish the metal.
- Place a heart template on the metal, draw around it and cut out.
- Using a biro, draw a design on the reverse of the heart, pressing as you go.
This is the perfect craft if you like doodling!