This is a must to do for Valentine's Day
Who wouldn't L-O-V-E this cute little box to hold cards and treats for Valentine's Day?
- 3 blocks of Scrapbooking Chipboard measuring 12" x 12" , OR cardboard (that measures the same) OR a 30" x 12" piece of 1/8th inch fiberboard (crafting wood)
- five 12 x 12 inch pieces of 1/4 in polyester batting (or other thin batting)
- Matching thread
- Sewing kit- (i.e. scissors, pins, measureing tape, etc)
- s.e.i. iron on embelishments OR your own creative Embellishments
- 10 buttons
- Wire ribbon and regular ribbon sizes will vary with your design
- And plenty of srappy fabric is your favorite colors
4 blocks that measure 6 3/4" x 11 "
2 blocks that measure 6 3/4" x 6 3/4"
Some examples are:
1/8th inch FIBERBOARD (crafting wood) or CHIPBOARD
4 blocks that measure 6" x 11 3/4"
2 blocks that measure 6" x 6"
Fun Curly Letters to Spell out your name or
Camouflage Block Letters for a "tougher" look
Cut out and make your own with iron on transfer sheets
For the Chalk Cloth please go to:
Novelty Quilt Fabric for the best source of Novelty prints for every occasion!!
you may want to applique your own designs on--
Whatever you choose...
JUST GET CREATIVE!!!
take the blocks- paying close attention to the direction of assembly-sew them together to fit in the shape of a upside down lower case "t"
After sewing the block panels together- press and starch
Now place right side together front/outside fabric onto the back/inside fabric
cut to size and shape- careful not to shift or move fabric (pin carefully)
Sew a 1/4" seam leaving a 7 1/2 inches unsewn (this will allow you to turn your fabric and insert your chipboard without bending or flexing it- or ripping the seams getting in your boards). Clip your corners and trim your corners too.
turn right side out
use pin to square up the corners
The next step is to insert your chipboard.
|if you haven't covered your board with|
Batting yet- do it now. Use a spray adhesive to glue on the batting to the board.
|opening should be a good 7 inches|
use sewing machine to sew a straight stitch to separate sides
|I found that my Zipper foot worked out the very best!|
then insert the last two boards in and the whip stitch opening closed, then sew another "separation seam between the last two blocks.
Now comes the fun creative part...
The other two buttons are used for the latch to shut the top lid.
Embellish with buttons, tags, ribbon lace and whatever make this Valentine's Box unique and your very own!!
Last but not least... the most important part- is to insert the CHOCOLATE... or card, or other treat- to tell your special someone that you love them!!
Happy Valentine's Day!!!