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Valentine Crafts in Less than an Hour

I have always loved silver lockets. These DIY metallic clay hearts were inspired by these lockets and are one of my latest Valentine Crafts.

clay valentine hearts

I love making Valentine crafts. If you follow my blog then you know I have made quite a few Valentine crafts this past month. These silver metallic clay hearts were inspired by vintage metal heart-shaped lockets. I thought it might be fun to make something similar.

 

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For centuries, the locket— a pendant that opens to contain a portrait, a lock of hair, or a tiny love letter—has been a classic accessory. There is nothing more romantic than wearing a reminder of someone you love close to your heart. 

Lockets evolved from ancient amulets. European designs for lockets appear to date to the 16th century, when small pendants were worn to conceal good luck charms, small fabric squares soaked in perfume to ward off the poor smells on public thoroughfares, painted portraits, and even, on occasion, poison.

I came up with the idea to make a clay heart with a similar impression to the traditional silver lockets. I think they look a lot like them!

valentine crafts metal locket

What You Need to Make Your Metallic Heart Valentine Crafts

Sculpey Oven Bake Clay, White

Heart shaped cookie cutters, various sizes

Fok Art Metallic Silver Paint

1/8 yard fabric lace

How To Make Clay Metallic Valentines

Break off a piece of clay and work it through your fingers to soften. Roll about 1/4″ thick with a rolling pin. Cut out shapes with heart-shaped cookie cutters.

valentine crafts made out of clay

Select an area of the lace and press down on the clay. Use the rolling pin to enhance the indentation.

silver metallic valentine crafts

Carefully pull off the lace.

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Place each clay heart on a lined cookie sheet. Bake according to directions, approximately 15 minutes.

valentine crafts out of baked clay

I absolutely love how they came out! The indentation left from the lace reminds me so much of a vintage locket.

baked clay valentine crafts

Shake the metallic acrylic paint and then apply it with a paintbrush.

valentine crafts with metallic paint

Let cool and get ready to display them throughout your home for Valentine’s day!

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I am so thrilled how these turned out. I just love them. I painted both sides of the hearts but I don’t think you even need to do that. 

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I hope you will try making these for a Valentine Craft. They are so easy and fun to make.

DIY Clay Valentine Hearts

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21 Responses

  1. I went to Hobby Lobby today to get my supplies for the clay hearts. My grandchildren and I will be making them tomorrow. So excited!!

  2. These are enchanting—can’t wait to try. Also may try doing with cookie dough as cookies (foregoing the paint, of course.)

  3. Thanks, Leslie! I am going to buy some clay and try these. I am going to poke a hole in them before I bake them so that I can string them on jute to hang from my mantle.

  4. Thank you for this cute and fun idea,! I might even try some different colors, And poke a hole before baking then put a little silk ribbon through to hang it up. I’m going to give them to my best girlfriends for Valentine’s day along with a little something sweet!

  5. I made these today using lace from my mothers wedding gown, which I also wore. I will be gifting them to my daughter and daughters in law. who used pieces of the lace around their wedding bouquets. They came out beautiful.

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