DIY emoji heart valentine with free printable | Popcorn and Chocolate

Heart Eyes Emoji Valentine with Free Printable

Heart eye emoji pin for Valentine's day with free printable | Popcorn and ChocolateValentine’s day is right around the corner and if you are stuck as to what to get your friend/S.O./mom we’ve got the perfect DIY for you! These heart eye emoji Valentines are simple to make and even more fun to give away. Plus, using shrinky dinks totally takes you back to your 90’s – crimped hair and slap bracelets not included.Heart eye emoji pin for Valentine's day with free printable | Popcorn and Chocolate

We’ve included a free printable Valentine to go along with the heart eye emoji pin. So now all you have to do (besides make the pins) is decide who you have heart eyes for! Olive, I’m looking at you.

DIY valentine emoji pin with free printable | Popcorn and Chocolate

Materials:

DIY emoji heart valentine with free printable | Popcorn and ChocolateInstructions:

  1. Trace or free hand a heart eye emoji onto your shrinky dinks using a yellow sharpie. For size reference mine was about 3.5 in diameter. Once you have traced the emoji, color it in using red, yellow, and grey sharpie.DIY emoji shrinky dink pin | Popcorn and Chocolate
  2. Cut out the emoji.
  3. To shrink the shrinky dinks you can either follow the instructions on the package (in the oven at 325°F for 2-3 minutes; make sure to place them on parchment paper) or you can use a heat embossing tool for about 1-2 minutes. Again, make sure to put them on parchment paper so they don’t stick to your surface. The shrinky dinks will shrivel up and then begin to flatten out – once they are flat again they are done.
  4. Taking some plain white paper, trace the size of the emoji on it and cut it out. Glue this to the back of the emoji using Mod Podge. This is so you won’t see the pin back through the pin.DIY emoji shrinky dink pin | Popcorn and Chocolate
  5. Using a hot glue gun, glue on the pin & back to the white paper.DIY emoji shrinky dink pin | Popcorn and Chocolate
  6. Print out our free printable and stick the heart eye emoji in the middle of it.

Now you have a cute, homemade Valentine to give away to your loved one! Be sure to check out our Pinterest board for more Valentine’s day DIYs!

DIY emoji heart valentine with free printable | Popcorn and Chocolate

Download the free printable Valentine card to go with your emoji pin by clicking here

DIY heart eye emoji pin with a free printable Valentine's day card | Popcorn and CHocolate

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Heart hand warmers for Valentine's Day | Popcorn and Chocolate

Hand warmers for Valentine’s Day

Heart hand warmers for Valentine's Day | Popcorn and Chocolate

Valentine’s day is in February and February, at least where I’m from, is still very cold so I thought it would be a cute idea to give your Valentine some homemade hand warmers to keep their hands and hearts warm.

Heart hand warmers for Valentine's Day | Popcorn and Chocolate

There’s nothing worse than having cold hands when you have to go outside. It makes me very grumpy so I always have the thickest mittens with me at all times. But sometimes even gloves fail me in the harsh New Hampshire winters. That is where these hand warmers step in. They are cute, they are functional, and they are easy to make.

Heart hand warmers for Valentine's Day | Popcorn and Chocolate

Heart hand warmers for Valentine's Day | Popcorn and Chocolate

In fact, they are so easy to make that I went a little overboard and made about 6 pairs. I don’t exactly have a Valentine to give them to so I might have to force them upon my friends and family. Hopefully they appreciate pink. And warm hands.

Heart hand warmers for Valentine's Day | Popcorn and Chocolate

Speaking of which, these heart hand warmers would make the perfect gift to give away to your loved ones or friends this Valentine’s day. Or, if you are like me, you can just make them for yourself and enjoy having toasty warm hands.

Heart hand warmers for Valentine's Day | Popcorn and Chocolate

Heart hand warmers for Valentine's Day | Popcorn and Chocolate

You can easily customize what you put on your hand warmers. Since mine are Valentine’s themed I went with hearts but you could do any shape or even put someone’s initials on them. So many fun ideas! Keep reading below to find out how to make these heart hand warmers.
Heart hand warmers for Valentine's Day | Popcorn and Chocolate

Materials:

  • Felt in various colors – I used white, pink, and red
  • String in color of choice – I used white and red
  • Needle
  • Rice

To make the square hand warmers:

  1. Start by cutting out the shape of your hand warmers. For these it was a rectangle about 3.5 inches by 2.5 inches. You will need 4 pieces this size.
  2. Next cut out two small hearts out of a different color of felt (I used red). Heart shaped hand warmers | Popcorn and Chocolate
  3. Using a running stitch sew on one of the small red hearts to one of the pink rectangles. If you want the stitches to show you can use a contrasting color, otherwise use red to hide the stitches. Heart hand warmers | Popcorn and Chocolate
  4. Taking one of the rectangles with a heart and one plain rectangle, overlap them and begin stitching by bringing the needle through one of the layers then use a running stitch, stitch along the side. Stitch up 3 of the 4 sides.
    Heart hand warmers | Popcorn and Chocolate

    Sorry I have a cut on my hand from getting overly excited at Target…

    Heart hand warmers | Popcorn and Chocolate

  5. Once you have 3 of the sides stitched, take your rice and fill the hand warmer with it. Heart hand warmers | Popcorn and Chocolate
  6. Finally, stitch up the final side and tie off. Heart hand warmers | Popcorn and Chocolate
  7. Repeat stitching with your second set of rectangles.
  8. To use pop in the microwave for 30 seconds.

To make the heart hand warmers:

  1. Start by cutting out a heart shape on your felt. Mine was about 3.5 inches tall and 3.5 inches across in the biggest area. Cut out 3 more hearts the same size by using the first heart as a stencil. Heart shaped hand warmers | Popcorn and Chocolate
  2. Taking two of the hearts put one on top of the other and begin stitching them together. I used a blanket stitch to do this, which I will try to explain below, but feel free to use a running stitch here too. For the blanket stitch you will start by putting your thread in one layer and pulling it through. Next take the thread and bring it to the back overlapping where you first put your stitch. Before you pull the stitch all the way through, put the needle through the small loop you have left and then pull it tight. For the next stitch, put your needle about .5 cm away from the first and then follow the same steps – push the needle to the back and then before you pull it tight, put the needle through the loop. The pictures and video below might help explain it a bit better:
    Heart shaped hand warmers | Popcorn and Chocolate

    Start by putting the string through one of the hearts

  3. Continue with stitching up the majority of the heart until you have about 1.5 inch opening left.Heart shaped hand warmers | Popcorn and Chocolate
  4. Fill the heart with rice. Heart shaped hand warmers | Popcorn and Chocolate
  5. Finish by stitching the remaining 1.5 inch and tying it off. Heart shaped hand warmers | Popcorn and Chocolate
  6. Repeat with your second set of hearts.
  7. To use pop in the microwave for 30 seconds.

Heart hand warmers for Valentine's Day | Popcorn and Chocolate

Now you are ready to give your loved ones (or yourself) some toasty and cute heart hand warmers for Valentine’s day! If you end up making this project be sure to let us know in the comments below!

Valentine's Day Heart Hand Warmers | Popcorn and Chocolate