Handmade gifts Valentines Day crafts

Brown paper stitched hearts

brown paper stitched heart - the gingerbread house

Today I’m sharing a DIY Valentine’s gift tutorial as part of the TSB Valentine’s Campaign. They offer  joint accounts  amongst other things, so why not make a sweet gift for your other half? These stitched hearts are perfect for hiding a note or Valentine treats. Here’s what I did.

Materials needed for brown paper stitched hearts:
brown paper, I used paper sandwich bags
heart shaped cookie cutter
pink tic tac sweets or similar
washi tape
pinking shears
letter stamps

How to make brown paper stitched hearts:

Take a large cookie cutter and draw around it on the brown paper bags. You will need two pieces for each paper heart.

Place the two hearts together and stitch around them, just inside the edge. If you don’t want to use a sewing machine you can hand sew them. Leave a small gap about 1 centimetre from where you started, and add your sweet treats. Sew the gap closed.

brown paper stitched hearts

I wanted to make a heart for each of my children so decorated them with some pretty washi tape and cut round them with pinking shears.

brown paper stitched heartsThen I added a little message with my Scrabble stamps.

brown paper stitched hearts - the gingerbread house

I’m going to place these beneath my children’s pillows so they have something sweet to wake up to on Valentine’s Day. They’ll probably think that our Christmas Elf hid them, they seem to think he’s responsible for little things like this 🙂

Disclosure – post in collaboration with TSB


  • Reply
    February 10, 2015 at 3:21 pm

    So cute, I think I have some brown paper bags in the cupboard too 🙂

  • Reply
    Angela Webster
    February 10, 2015 at 4:55 pm

    😮 This is such a fun idea and looks really cute too. I will definitely be trying this. You could do all different shapes for different dates too! Trees at Christmas etc.

  • Reply
    Hodge Podge / 10 DIY gifts for Mothers day
    February 17, 2015 at 12:06 am

    […] Brown paper stitched hearts (fill them with cinema tickets or home-made earrings) from The Gingerbread House […]

  • Reply
    Pretty lovely Valentine crafts
    January 5, 2016 at 2:05 pm

    […] Brown paper stitched heart favours from The Gingerbread House […]

  • Reply
    Lucy Kate
    January 7, 2016 at 9:24 pm

    That is such a fab idea, how inspiring. I would never have thought of this, will be sharing 🙂

  • Leave a Reply