Our second crop this year is the day after
Valentine's Day, so I wanted to make a
special gift for each lady attending.
Something personal, something sweet
and something to pamper them.
My last post was my Zentangle piece
and I've been thinking about
shrink-a-dinks so I combined the
two to make little charms of art.
Each piece is the first initial of one
of the ladies. I used repeating patterns
in them all to make them a bit easier
and faster for me to complete.
Two have special designs.
The letter D for my mom,
has cupcakes :). And one of the
Ks has a butterfly for me.
Below is a mini tutorial on the steps
I took to complete the charms.
As well as the individual photos of the
other items I used to complete the gifts.
I used 4 inch letters and a pencil to
trace my template on to shrink-a-dinks.
I then cut out each letter.
I used a thin Sharpie
to doodle my design.
I baked the shrink-a-dinks just as the package said.
2-3 mins at 300 degrees with a piece of parchment
paper under a the item and one on top.
Size difference from unshrunk to shrunk.
Once the initials were baked and cooled I then put
a thin layer of glossy accents on top to
make sure the sharpie wouldn't rub off later.
Chalk board vinyl labels.
The charms, paper hearts &
baby food jar lids all done.
My husband used red vinyl to
cover the jar libs. pretty nifty.
I made brown Sugar Scrub to fill each jar.
As a tag I used business cards printed
here at home with the Sugar Scrub recipe
as well as a simple Valentine's Greeting.
Because the cards were so long I
opted to score the card just below the
greeting to fold it under and make it shorter.
Brown Sugar Scrub Recipe:
1Cup Brown Sugar
1/3 Cup Olive Oil
2 TBS Honey
Mix it all up and put it in a contianer.
I know one of theladies gets my blog updates so,
Bea, PLEASE act Surprised lol!
Happy Valentine's Day