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Hanging Pocket Valentine

This post is sponsored by American Crafts but, as always, all opinions and ideas are my own.
hanging valentine pocket
I have a great tutorial for you today that your kids are going to LOVE!
Its a hanging heart pocket for Valentine’s Day! You can hang it on your little one’s door as decoration then on February 14th you can put a valentine from you to them inside for them to find. Doesn’t that sound fun?
To view the tutorial simply watch the YouTube video below.
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This video is part of a fun craft group called Crafty Hangouts. A group of bloggers uses similar products and come up with unique ideas of how to use them encompassing a specific theme. This month we are using products provided to us from American Crafts and the theme is Valentine’s Day. The hangouts from all participating bloggers will be airing this week at Crafty Hangouts, and you won’t want to miss them!
perfect heart template
In the video above I promise to share my tutorial for creating the perfect heart template.
Unfortunately I ran out of time to do so in the video, but I have a photo with simple step-by-step instructions.
You will get a perfect heart shape every time following these simple steps!
perfect heart shape
All you need is a small bowl (these nested measuring cups are perfect for making hearts in staggered sizes), a ruler, pencil, and scrap cardstock.
diy paper heart shape
1. Start by tracing 2 overlapping circles on the cardstock. The exact amount of overlap is negligible.
2. At the points where the circles overlap, draw a line. This will make sure the bottom point of the heart is centered.
3. From the outside bottom edge of the left circle make an angled line to the vertical line. Make sure the line looks like it is continuing on from the circle and not at some odd angle.
4. Do the same to the right circle as you did in step 3.
5. Cut out the perfect heart you just drew!
hanging heart pocket
The perfect heart template certainly comes in handy for this hanging heart pocket.
And what a fun craft to make for the kiddos!
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Frugal Hausfrau

Monday 8th of February 2016

This is such a great post and not only are the pockets darling but I LOVE that you gave such great instructions on the heart! I wish I would have known that when my kids were young!!

Thanks so much for linking it to us at Throwback Thursday; we're looking forward to seeing what you'll have for us next week and we'll be pinning to our Throwback Thursday board, too!



Monday 1st of February 2016

I love it, great tutorial!

If you have time; I would love for you to come and share this post over at the Really Crafty link party that is live right now! (

Melanie @ bear rabbit bear

Monday 3rd of February 2014

This is so adorable!

Beverly {Flamingo Toes}

Wednesday 29th of January 2014

This is so so cool Michele! I loved the video - you explained everything so well and the heart is so cute. What a great Valentine's craft! I love the heart template too. I always just freehand them but your way is so much better. Thanks!


Tuesday 28th of January 2014

Super cute!! Great video tutorial. Thanks for all the tips on the tapes. Pinning :)

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