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When I laser cut wood pendants for Red Gate Stitchery cross stitch kits, I am often left with little gaps and odd spaces on the sheet of wood. Instead of letting this material go to waste, I use it to cut various bits and bobs, little treasures nestled among the larger pieces. These mini wood hearts are one such example.

At a mere 1/2 inch across, these hearts are tiny but pack a mighty decorative punch. They are just the right finishing touch for a petite jar of Valentine sweets. I found these glass vials at a big-box craft store and filled them with pink chewing gum chunks found in the baking aisle.

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The wood is a light amber color that is warm and natural when left as-is, but it also takes paint beautifully. Use acrylic craft paint to create a rainbow of hearts.

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Or add a jump ring and a delicate silver chain to make a sweet necklace for someone you love.

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Six mini hearts come in each jar. Find them in the Red Gate Stitchery shop.

20170121_h_mini-heart-bottles003Happy crafting! -Susan

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Mini wood hearts: Perfect for Valentine’s Day crafting
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