MAKE IT | Letter-Stamped Charms! For Valentine’s Day, or Your Wedding! | A DIY by Renee Hong

There are certain things in life we do not question and instead accept as fact.  It’s your basic “if p, then q.”  An unwritten guarantee of an outcome.  For example:

If you are getting your partner anything other than sex for Valentine’s Day, then the love is gone.

See how cut and dry that is?  Things that make sense comfort me.

The thing is, it’s not always as simple as that.  Take gift-giving for a holiday like V-Day for example, or the tough process of finding the right gifts for your bridesmaids.  You want *THE PERFECT* thing.  The thing that’s going to show them - once and for all - that you actually give a shit about them (because you do!)  But…….. what??

Resident president of pretty, Renee Hong, is coming to the rescue on this one.  And the simple + pretty factor of today’s DIY is gonna knock your socks right off your feet, and you’re actually gonna have to get up and go get them if you still wanna be wearing socks after seeing her beautiful project.  Last thing if you don’t mind: when you get back from retrieving your socks please do let Renee know in the comments if you thought today’s project was groovy!! :)

Bambino performs “Beyonce performing at the Superbowl”

And now, this lovely DIY project.

Today we’re talking little details! This DIY is an easy trick that’ll fool anyone into thinking you custom ordered or store bought this little gem. These charms are multi-use friendly and can be used to add a little personalization to just about anything! You can wrap ‘em around your utensils to be given to guests as a wedding favor, string across the cover of a photo album to turn it into a guestbook, or even tie it to a necklace as a gift to your bridesmaids/flower girls — ready to learn it?

What you’ll need:
– Brass stamping blanks (any shape, I used hearts — they also come in circles, triangles, squares)
– Metal hole punch
– Metal letter stamping blocks (the same ones I talked about from this post)
– Metal block (optional)
– Hammer
– Twine/jute string

Step 1:
Place your brass piece on the metal block or on any very sturdy, solid surface. Take a metal letter stamp (perhaps a monogram, a number, or an even an ampersand!) and hammer it into the center of the brass heart.

Step 2: Punch a small hole in the top center of the brass piece, where you want the string to run through.

Step 3: Run the twine through your freshly punched hole and tie into a knot — now your little personalized heart is ready to go! Wrap it around something to add a sweet touch or give it away as a piece of jewelry… the possibilities with these simple charms are endless!

What do you think? Does it look DIY-ed to you?!

xo Renee

On the lookout for more fun things to do/read?  Go check out everything Renee’s created for readers of TKB since the beginning of time of when she started doing it.  YayYUH!

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  1. Jen {YumYum Weddings} on February 4, 2013

    These are the CUTEST little charms I’ve ever seen, and I would love to incorporate these into wedding favors somehow. It seems easy enough to do, if only I already had those supplies…great tutorial!

    • Renee on February 5, 2013

      Jen, I totally get how it may seem like a bit of a hassle to get your hands on all of these not-so-common crafting tools — but just for your encouragement, I got everything in this tutorial for less than $30 (the letter stamping kit is only $10!) and have found myself using them for all sorts of unexpected projects! :)

  2. Claire @ Petal & Pray on February 5, 2013

    So cute! They would look good as bridal jewellery or to go around a bouquet, very sweet…

  3. Courtney on February 5, 2013

    My grandpa has a set of those metal letter stamping blocks and I’ve always played with them in the garage when I would go out to harass him into making me another dollhouse – this may or may not have been last week. Perhaps I should snatch them for this project? Ok!

    • Alison on February 5, 2013

      lol that was hilarious. You are too funny!

  4. Josiph on February 5, 2013

    Simple, but great idea. I love it!

  5. Shireen Louw Photography on February 7, 2013

    hahahahahah funny!

  6. JoJo on February 7, 2013

    Where do you get the little hearts from? If you could please let me know that would great. I entered my email

  7. anna wang on May 1, 2014

    Hi there. .thank you so much :) Blessings to you.


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