Delight your family with my Valentines Day Countdown Bags and free printables. These darling bags are completely no-sew, easy as pie to make, and you can fill them with goodies or my 14 Acts of Love and Kindness printables.
*This post is sponsored by Therm O Web – my go-to source for fabric heat transfers . . . among many other things. All opinions are always my own.
February is typically the longest and dreariest of months, at least here in the rocky mountains where we are all sick to death of cold and snow. With the excitement of the Holidays long gone, it’s hard to find much in the way of celebration.
Thankfully, there is Valentines Day to save us all, and I’m out to make this years Valentines Day one of the best and most anticipated for my little family. After all, shouldn’t a Holiday filled with all things pink, red and chocolate last much longer than a day???
I say so 😉
In fact, I’ve never held the belief that Valentines Day was just for significant others (though that doesn’t give you a pass, Mr. TIDBITS) – no, I think it’s an amazing opportunity to express love and kindness to all those who mean most to you in life.
Which is why I couldn’t help but create this countdown printable to accompany my countdown bags, full of simple acts of kindness prompts for you and/or your family to do from February 1st-14th. A great reminder to be more loving.
I have the full tutorial for these simple bags here below. But, as a thank you to all my email subscribers (my absolute favorite readers), I have officially opened up a “TIDBITS SUBSCRIBER LIBRARY” with exclusive free printables, downloads and resources which I will add to monthly – if not more often.
To grab your free Valentines Day Countdown Printables, all you need to do is fill out this form below and it will be on it’s way to your inbox!
I hope you enjoy these as they spark acts of love throughout your home, neighborhood, and amongst friends.
Back to the bags . . . you won’t believe how quick these are to make, fun to customize and darling to hang and dangle around your home.
I don’t do a ton of Valentines Day decorating, but these bags helped me create a romantic vignette to ring in the month of February, and will hopefully do the same for you.
Let me show you what you will need, and how easy these are to make. And remember, sky’s the limit on the customization of colors and fabrics.
And note, you could sew up your own little drawstring bags, or you could save the time and buy them on Amazon 😉
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Let’s get started!
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- Mini Drawstring bags
- I found my grain sack fabric from Joann’s Fabric a long time ago, and actually repurposed it here from a crib skirt I made for my son. But any fabric for the hearts will work just fine.
- More info below
- Heart Printable
- Found below
Therm O Web has created a fun new product in the HeatnBond line called EZ PRINT. I was thrilled to discover this ability to now print my shape right onto the HeatnBond, rather than having to sketch and trace my shape, much like I did on these T-Shirts HERE. This alone has potential to save lots of tedious work and yields more consistent results for applique type projects. The fabric I used for my hearts was a lightweight fabric, so I selected the EZ PRINT LITE.
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You can certainly create your own design, but to save that step, go ahead and CLICK HERE or on the image below to download and print these heart shapes right onto your HeatnBond, according to the package directions.
Because I was planning to align my hearts individually on the grain sack stripes, I went ahead and rough cut my hearts out.
But if you have a cohesive fabric, you could iron the whole printed sheet right onto your fabric and cut the hearts out after.
Let me show you my process.
First I placed the HeatnBond bumpy side down onto the back side of my fabric.
Then very briefly ran my hot iron over the heart. You could use pressing paper if you are worried about the delicacy of your fabric.
Once I was sure the heart was adhered, I cut out the heart shape, following the printed pattern.
Then I carefully removed the paper backing, leaving the glue onto the back of my fabric.
Then I laid the heart shape, glue side down, onto the face of my drawstring bag.
And pressed the heart down, according to the package suggestions for the weight of my fabric.
That’s really how simple it was to make these bags!
You could use fabric markers to write the numbers in the corner of the bag, but I remembered I had some number stamps and used those.
Then I simply hung them with a mini clothespin on a ribbon.
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And inserted a kindness prompt into each little bag.
Remember to grab your free printables in the TIDBITS SUBSCRIBER LIBRARY from the form up above.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this idea and tutorial. Do let me know what you think and any other fun Valentines Day ideas that you enjoy doing with your family. For more fun crafts to make with Thermo O Web products, visit the site HERE or follow on Instagram HERE.
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