When I saw these adorable heart shaped tart tins at Flamingo Scraps, I had to have them. What I would use them for was a mystery, but nonetheless, I had to have them! The heart shaped tins are available at http://stores.ebay.com/Flamingo-Scraps . The tins measure 3" from top to bottom, and 3" from side to side at the widest part. Contact Suzanne if you need more than the quantity shown via "contact seller" on the right of the page. She has assured me she has lots of these :)
I came up with this idea when my grandson and I were crafting. I was making photo magnets for my frig, then, the light bulb went on, and I thought ornaments ! I wanted something easy to make, but looked like it took hours. In fact, it was easy peasy, lemon squeezy, as my grandson would say.
I went through my ribbon stash, heated up the old glue gun, and grabbed my chopstick. Hey, don't knock it till ya try it ! I've found that a chopstick from the Chinese restaurant is the best tool for pushing something to be adhered with hot glue into the glue. Beats the heck out of burned fingers, and the glue comes off easily. Not to mention they're free!
You can use either side of the tin to make your ornament / photo magnet. Cover them with netting, lace, ribbons,seed beads, paint, flowers, or a little bit of everything. The possibilities are as endless as your imagination. These tins are SO versatile. These would make awesome gifts that children can make for their grandparents .
The flowers were SO fun ! I used Websters ruffled Mistables trim, glued to the backside close to the edges after misting them with "Starfish" Glimmer Mist. Paint a craft stick green, add some leaves, a magnet on the back, done ! Mother's Day gifts also come to mind with this project. Just use a heart tin on a circle shaped piece of colored chipboard, with the lace or trim around that.
I hope you have as much fun creating these little gems as I did. Be sure to follow us on facebook.com and check back for the new store due to open any day now at http://flamingoscraps.blogspot.com/p/store.html
Our Lead Educator, Tonya Gibbs ROCKS some great ideas and projects the first Monday of every month so be sure to catch her on /http://flamingoscraps.blogspot.com/2012/10/ustream- at 8:30 with a Q & A the following Monday.And last, but certainly not least, Cindy deRosier will be hosting the Flamingo Four on the fourth Friday of each month with three designers from our Design Team. Featured will be four specific items from Flamingo Scraps. Please note that due to the Thanksgiving holiday, Flamingo Four will be the featured on November 30th, which is the last Friday.
Have a safe and great Thanksgiving !