Dip-Dyed Valentine


what you need to get started:
  • white card stock
  • scissors
  • glass bowl
  • red food colouring
  • pen/pencil/stamps for love note writing
  • paper towel and/or plate as a drying station

with christmas behind us, little signs of love are popping up in hearts all over the city. even with the current polar vortex chill we are experiencing, it's hard not to feel warm and fuzzy about this upcoming valentine day of love. whether you spend it with a significant other, family or close friends it's a time to celebrate with random acts of kindness and hidden surprises for those around us. this simple DIP-DYED valentine project will help you with just that. inspired by the ladies at Merrythought, this project only takes a small amount of time to get organized and complete!

start by grabbing all the supplies you need and find a clean work space. next cut your card stock into heart shapes (you can even try varying the sizes!). next place 4 drops of food colouring into your glass bowl with a 1/3 cup of water. take one of your hearts and slowly dip it into the food colouring and water mix. the trick is to bring it out slowly so it stops dripping and still holds colour, and set it on a plate or paper towel nearby. continue this process with all other paper hearts you have. next add 4 more drops of food colouring to your bowl in order to create a deeper looking colour. once your hearts are dry to the touch take them one at a time and again dip them into this richer mix, slightly lower than your first noticeable line. continue this process of adding drops and dipping until you achieve your desired look. once all of hearts have dried to the touch you can then write your sweet nothings! 

these little love notes are perfect for hiding in an unsuspecting lunch box,  pillow, or hung around the house!


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