I really like to make most of the gifts I give, but I especially enjoy
making the wrapping or the container they come in. Here is a little
tutorial for making a Valentine’s Day Treat Envelope or pouch.
Here are our supplies:MC-1 Merino-Cross Wool batts in Tulip and Red,
5×5 felting foam, felting needles size 40 and 38, pen needle felting tool,
pinking shears, hole punch, small heart cookie cutter, 12″ x 12″
scrapbook papers, parchment paper used for baking, gingersnap hearts as our treat, ribbon,
small scissors, pencil, ruler/straight edge and tacky glue or fabric glue.
Fill the cookie cutter with wool and needle felt the wool down firmly.
Use your finger to check for bare areas and add more wool as needed.
Make sure to needle felt close to the sides of the shape.
It helps to hold your cookie cutter
down firmly on the foam. See our video here
Use a single felting needle to firmly needle felt all along the walls
of the shape. This will give your heart very clean lines. Remove
the cookie cutter, peel the heart off the foam, and needle felt the
opposite side to a smooth finish.
Add a contrasting color on top of your heart or any adornments, beads, etc.
Cut your scrap book paper in half and then fold in even thirds.
Use your pinking shears to cut the side edges to a nice finish.
Use your straight edge and pencil to trace out the envelope flat.
We chose to make our shorter to accommodate the ribbon-tie.
For a decorative effect, also cut a V in base below the flap. We
did this so our cookies would show through a little bit.
Cut the parchment paper to fit inside the envelope, giving 1/4″ margin
on the insides. We will glue the envelope, but not the parchment, as this
will be our interior “food” wrapper for the treats. Glue your felted heart
to the outside of the envelope flap.
Press the edges closed, punch a hole in the flap and in the base
of your envelope and insert your ribbon. Add treats, sprinkle in
some love and deliver with a kiss!
~ You are creative and brilliant! I am sure what you do with
this simple idea will be unique and fabulous! We do hope you will
share pictures of yours with us as well!