Gold Grocery Bag Valentine

Give your Valentine a puffed heart of gold made from a paper grocery bag…

At first glance this looks like a hammered metal heart, but it is made from a paper grocery bag.

A little something interesting to place on a mantel or desk.

Cut two hearts of the same size from a paper grocery bag. Crumple up paper hearts into a ball and then smooth straight again; this creates an interesting texture.

Stitch paper hearts together using the surge function on your sewing machine. Leave a 2-inch opening so you can stuff your heart. If you don't own a sewing machine you could hand stitch, glue or even staple the edges closed.

Stuff your heart with cotton batting, shredded paper or leftover fabric pieces (anything to give it dimension).

Run heart through machine again to close the opening.

Cover both sides with a few light coats of gold spray paint.

Thread a large needle with jute and pull it through the top of the heart to create a loop for hanging.





  1. Solidea  January 16, 2012


  2. ikaxela  January 17, 2012

    That’s beautiful….just beautiful!!!!!!

  3. Alyssa  January 17, 2012

    Ok, this is so cute!

  4. AJ Tarrant  January 18, 2012

    Love It!
    Hearts to you!

  5. Stacey  January 19, 2012

    Really love the simplicity and texture of this!

  6. Lauren  January 21, 2012

    Oh, that is a cool texture! It makes me wonder if other shapes could work too. Like a toy sword shape or a toy airplane.

  7. catie  January 23, 2012

    i agree, it’s beautiful

  8. Deanna Shouppe  February 2, 2012

    What a great tute and great decor. I think I am going to make multiples and hang in our bedroom. Thanks for the great tute and idea! Looks expensive but almost no cost at all. My favorite kind of decor and craft. I am definetly adding you to my reader! Blessings to you. Joyfulnana.