Happy Valentine week, friends! I haven’t had a  MIM post in an embarrassingly loooonnggg time. So I thought, what better way to start out love week?

Today, I’ll show you how to make Valenteenies! (Partially just because I think the name is the best part!) I love making these little guys for all sorts of things: cupcake toppers, card fluff, and (you’ll see at the end of the post) little garlands!

scrap paper (preferably yardstick weight)
small circle punch (I like 3/4″…extra ‘teeny!)
small heart punch
double sided tape
any additional punches for experimenting

Step 1:
Punch out your circles using the small heart punch and your scrap paper. Use varying colors and patterns to keep things interesting.

Step 2:
Select two circles and choose your ribbon.

 Step 3:
Place a small square of double sided tape on the back of one of the circles. Place one end of the ribbon onto the tape and cut it at the desired length. (I like about 3/4 of an inch.) Repeat until you have used all of the available space on the tape. Repeat this step, filling in the gaps on the second layer of tape.

Step 4:
Add one more piece of tape to the back of the other circle and stick the two circles back to back. Then, punch out two hearts from a different paper (I like metallic for a little punch!) and (once again) tape it to either circle. Voila!

Step 5:
If you like, you can string them together (Place on string before moving onto Step 4) and take them on a little photo shoot!