Day 4: Heart Votives + Muslin Bags
To finish off this glittery Valentine’s party, create your own votives with heart appliqués. Or send them home as valentine party favors in muslin bags with tealights for the grownups or fill with valentine candy and wrap up in glassine bags for the little ones.
Directions: We used vinyl stencils created with a Silhouette machine to make the heart pattern on these simple votives and muslin bags. When finding shapes to use with the Silhouette, try to look for dingbat fonts. For this heart we used the Love Romance Font or you could buy the heart shape directly from their online store. (For detailed instructions on how to use your Silhouette to cut out vinyl, check out this great vinyl tutorial.) Cut out three 1” hearts for the votives and one 4” heart for the muslin bag. Since you will be using the outside of the pattern, you can skip the transfer tape step. Attach the vinyl directly to the glass votives and muslin bag. For the muslin bag, insert a piece of aluminum foil so the glue will not soak through. Using a sponge applicator, liberally apply glittering glue to the entire heart. Sprinkle with glitter until completely covered. Let dry for approximately 1 hour and then carefully remove the vinyl stencil and discard. Gently tap off any loose glitter. Let dry for 24 hours before packaging.
This week we’re featuring a beautiful Valentines Day collaboration between Becca of CAKE. + Michele of Cakewalk Baking…. each of these glittery projects was designed, baked and styled by these two amazing ladies. Check out additional projects for this party all week on CAKE. Photography by Sherry Heck.