This little project warms my heart!
These painted heart milk bottle charms are the perfect thing for a kid’s Valentine’s Day party. They’re decorative and functional — a twofer!
I first shared this tutorial on the DecoArt blog, but in case you missed it, I wanted to share it here, as well.
Whenever my son has friends over, it’s always hard to keep track of which drink belongs to which kid.
But tie one of these charms around a mini milk bottle and there’s no more confusion. They work just like those wine charms that help adults keep track of glasses. (And you could certainly modify these to work with wine glasses for a Valentine’s Day, or Galentine’s Day, party.
(I made my heart chars to fit on mini milk bottles for Valentine’s Day, you could also use them on mason jars, juice boxes, soda bottles or cups, attaching them with baker’s twine, as I did, or glue dots, depending on the surface.)
Making these couldn’t be easier.
- Small wooden hearts
- DecoArt Americana Paint in Poodleskirt Pink, 2 oz.
- DecoArt Americana Paint in Indian Turquoise, 2 oz.
- DecoArt Americana Paint in True Red, 2 oz.
- DecoArt Americana Paint in Snow (Titanium) White, 2 oz.
- DecoArt Americana Paint in Peony Pink, 2 oz.
- DecoArt Americana Paint in Turquoise Blue, 2 oz.
- Electric screwdriver or drill with small bit
- Sandpaper, optional
- Assorted paintbrushes
- Baker’s twine
Use a small drill bit to drill two holes in each heart. (You only need to do this if you’re planning to use baker’s twine to attach them to your bottles.)
Sand the edges of each heart, if necessary, to create a smooth painting surface.
Next, paint each heart with two coats of paint, in your choice of colors.
Allow to dry, and then paint distinctive designs, like polka dots and stripes, on each heart.
You want them all to look different so there’s no confusion about whose drink is whose.
Finally, thread baker’s twine through the predrilled holes and knot at each end.
I can’t wait to surprise my son and his friends with some milk and cookies for Valentine’s Day.