DIY Valentine’s Day Craft – Love Bug Tabletop Photo Holder
No matter whether you enjoy looking at photos of your children, pets, vacation, favorite sports team or anything else, it’s pretty safe to say that we all enjoy looking at photos. So much so that we find ways to share them with others, including displaying them in our homes and offices. This craft is an affordable Valentine’s gift that anyone would appreciate because it gives them the opportunity to display their favorite photos. Plus, who doesn’t like a sweet and thoughtful handmade gift! Let’s get started!
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Here are the materials needed to make this craft.
- clean yogurt cup
- pink, red, and black construction paper
- 2 purple pipe cleaners
- red acrylic paint
- paint brush
- black Sharpie permanent marker
- 3 red paper clips
- 1.5 cm wide pink grosgrain ribbon with heart design
- awl crafting tool
- hot glue gun and glue sticks
Step 2. Cut three medium-sized hearts from the red construction paper. This will be the bug’s wings.
Step 3. Cut three medium-sized oblongs from the black construction paper. This should be proportionate to the heart since it will serve as the head of the bug.
Step 4. Cut three medium sized circles from the pink construction paper. This is the abdomen of the bug.
Step 5. Use a hot glue gun to glue the head on the tip of the heart wings. Do these for the remaining two.
Step 6. Glue the pink circle on the rear end of the bug’s wings or at the opposite side of the head.
Step 7. Add some details on the face of the love bug. You can create some cut-outs from the pink construction paper for the eyes, lips, and dimples. Other details that can be made on the wings can be done using a black permanent marker.
Step 8. Cut six pieces of 3 centimeters long purple pipe cleaners. This is the antenna of the love bug.
Step 9. Curl one end of the six pipe cleaners and glue a pair of antenna on the head of the bug from the back of the head.
Step 12. Create three holes on the bottom part of the yogurt cup using the awl hole crafting tool.
Step 13. Insert the love bugs on the holes on the yogurt cup base.
Step 14. Create a bow from the pink grosgrain ribbon and glue it in front of the base cup, right in the middle of it. You can now insert your photos through the clips at the back of the love bug.
Your craft is now ready to use and display!
What a great gift this adorable love bug tabletop photo holder would make for a loved one this Valentine’s Day. You can gift it with some favorite photos of the two of you together or leave the holders blank so your Valentine can put in their own photos. Have fun and spread the love!