If there鈥檚 any excuse to eat extra sweet treats or heart-shaped candies, Valentine鈥檚 Day is it. These DIY clutches are perfect for having candy on hand all day long 鈥 make a few extra for your Galentines and you鈥檙e all set! Gather any simple makeup bags as your starting point, but clear plastic ones are ideal for showing off your candy collection. Once you鈥檝e eaten all the candies, use these clutches as makeup bags or even cute pencil cases.

DIY Valentine's Day Clutch

Materials and Tools:

  • Cricut cutting machine (or similar)
  • Cricut cutting mat
  • adhesive vinyl
  • scissors
  • transparent plastic pouch
DIY Valentine's Day Clutch

Instructions:

  1. Use the Cricut Design Space software to set up your design. I used the free heart shape that comes preloaded in the program, and then overlayed it with bold text. The size of your design will depend on the size of your pouch 鈥 these hearts were 3 1/2 inches tall. Once you鈥檙e happy with your designs, cut and attach a piece of adhesive vinyl onto the Cricut mat.
  2. Once the Cricut has cut out your shapes, remove the vinyl from the mat and peel away the excess. You鈥檒l be left with your heart stickers on the plastic backing.
  3. Carefully peel off the heart-shaped sticker and place onto the front and center of the pouch. Work carefully to keep the heart as smooth and air-bubble-free as possible.
  4. Finally, attach the small negative-space stickers to complete the message in the heart.

Use the Cricut Design Space software to set up your design. I used the free heart shape that comes preloaded in the program, and then overlayed it with bold text. The size of your design will depend on the size of your pouch 鈥 these hearts were three and a half inches tall. Once you鈥檙e happy with your designs, cut and attach a piece of adhesive vinyl onto the Cricut mat. Alternately, if you don鈥檛 own a Cricut or similar machine, try using a craft knife and a cutting mat to cut the stickers by hand instead.

DIY Valentine's Day Clutch

Once the Cricut has cut out your shapes, remove the vinyl from the mat and peel away the excess. You鈥檒l be left with your heart stickers on the plastic backing.

DIY Valentine's Day Clutch

Carefully peel off the heart-shaped sticker and place onto the front and center of the pouch. Work carefully to keep the heart as smooth and air-bubble-free as possible.

DIY Valentine's Day Clutch

Finally, attach the small negative-space stickers to complete the message in the heart.

DIY Valentine's Day Clutch
DIY Valentine's Day Clutch
DIY Valentine's Day Clutch

Pass the cinnamon hearts, please!

DIY Valentine's Day Clutch
DIY Valentine's Day Clutch

I mean鈥 adorable.

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