Quick & Easy Love Notes {Contributors Column}

Thursday, February 06, 2014

The following was written by Jen of Rambling Renovators, contributor to Brooklyn Limestone.

Hi there! I'm so happy to be here to share this easy project just in time for Valentine's Day. Valentine's Day is not a big holiday in our house - a nice dinner out and a box of chocolate is a perfect way to celebrate in my books. But I do use the occasion as a chance to tell the people I love just how I feel about them.

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These love note envelopes are a simple and sweet way to get the message across. To make them, you need only five minutes of your time and a few supplies:
- paper and pen
- scrap fabric
- scissors
- sewing machine or needle and thread

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  1. Fold the paper in half and draw half a heart shape. Cut out the heart.
  2. Take a piece of fabric and fold the bottom side up until it is 3/4 the height of the heart.
  3. Fold the top of the fabric down so that it overlaps the bottom piece by 1/2". Place the heart on top of the fabric and put a straight pin through all the layers.
  4. Cut around the heart shape. Remove the paper and repin so that the three pieces of fabric (top, bottom, back) stay together.
  5. Using a sewing machine or needle and thread, sew all around the heart, about 1/4" from the edge. Fill the envelope with love notes or candy - or both!
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I've been leaving these love notes in the most unexpected places... in my husband's coat pocket, on my daughter's plate at breakfast. It's a fun way to make that Valentine's feeling last more than just one day.

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6 comments:

  1. Love this! I just did a post on free printable love notes but this takes it to the next level. I'm totally stealing your idea! :)

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    1. Those are super cute. Especially handy for the last minute charlies (ahem, me) who have nothing planned!

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  2. Oh! I love these! Too cute!

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  3. So cute! And a perfect way to make a simple note just a little more special.

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