Sweet Valentine Hearts and Key Fobs!!

That's a funny combination...hearts and key fobs.

However when you put creative minds to work with essentially the same products...you get such diverse and crafty creations!

Designer Danielle Flanders is the creative mind behind the beautiful Ribbon Key Fobs...that we know you're going to recreate and Linda Albrecht makes a simple Styrofoam ball, heart punches and ribbons look unbelievably elegant...don't you agree?!

Ribbon Key Fobs
Designer: Danielle Flanders


May Arts ribbons
Fabric Bond by Glue Arts
Buttons: Papertrey Ink
Other: key chain rings, pinking shears, iron, floss and a needle.


1. Cut length of ribbon 8" long. Trim both ends with pinking shears to avoid the ribbon coming apart.

2. Fold bottom end up 1 inch to create a loop. Insert key chain ring. Apply Fabric Bond at the end of the ribbon to hold the loop. Iron until fused.

3. Fold top of the ribbon all the way down. Fuse with Fabric Bond about an inch from the end. Add a stitch if you feel it's necessary. Stitch on button.

Valentine Heart Balls
Designer: Linda Albrecht

Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro with High Tac Adhesive
Glue Arts Mini Hot Glue Gun and sticks
May Arts Ribbon- 1" Sheer Red Tinsel Edge Ribbon, 1.5" Croche with Pink Velvet Ribbon and 3/8" Sheer with Red Hearts Ribbon
Heart shaped Paper Punch (samples made with a Martha Stewart punch)
12x12" Scrapbook paper- Pink by Fancy Pants "Love Birds" Collection, Off White by Basic Grey "Nook & Pantry" Collection
4" Styrofoam balls with smooth surface
Sequin stick pins
Sandpaper for distressing paper hearts

1. Gather your supplies (paper, heart punch, sequin pins, 4" styrofoam ball, ribbons, and Glue Arts High Tac Adhesive.

2. Punch out hearts from desired patterned or solid paper. I used almost a whole piece of 12x12" patterned paper to cover each 4" ball.
3. Apply High Tac Adhesive to the top arches of a heart and place it on the styrofoam ball then stick a pin into the center. Repeat this for each heart.

4. Once the entire ball is covered in paper hearts, use sandpaper to lightly distress the edges of the hearts if desired, wrap a piece of ribbon around the circumference of the ball and use High Tac Adhesive to hold the ends in place.
5. To make a rose from sheer red May Arts ribbon, begin by folding the sheer 1" ribbon in half then roll about 1" of the end and adhere in place with a small dab of hot glue.

6. Adhere the rolled end to the ball, covering the ribbon ends that are wrapped around the circumference of the ball.
7. Continue to twist and roll ribbon around the outside of the rolled end that you started with, using hot glue at random to hold in place on the ball.

8. Use hot glue to finish the rose and tuck under the previous "petals" once you have achieved the desired size of the rose.
9. Make more Valentine heart balls because they are so fun! ;-)

It's Tuesday and that means Day Two of our partnership with May Arts! May Arts truly has an amazing selection of ribbons and trims...and we're so fortunate to partner with them!

Be sure to take a moment to leave us a comment! We'll enter you to win this collection of May Arts ribbons...

and of course you must have Glue Arts products to use with those ribbons!! So we'll also include a Glue Glider Pro, our Ribbon Adhesive (that we know you'll love!!) and our Adhesive Squares!!

Simply leave us a comment and next Monday we'll pick a random winner who will receive these goodies! And speaking of winners...in our hustle and bustle yesterday we realize we did not announce last week's winner for the Shabby Chic Crafts products! That winner is:
CheckerBeads said...

beautiful! I was looking for ideas for adding twine, thanks!


Congrats Anne! Please email us at Gluegirl@gluearts.com with your info! 

And today for something special...be sure to visit not only the May Arts blog for more ideas but we'd like to ask all of our Glue Arts fans to go say a BIG HELLO to May Arts on their Facebook Wall! Let them know Glue Arts sent you. We have a feeling someone will be rewarded for doing this!!

Don't forget to check out our big announcement...Glue Arts First Design Team Call. Click on the tab above for more info or visit our Events Tab on our Facebook page!

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