Do you have a brother-and-sister duo in your house looking for some Valentine's Day goodies? Or, perhaps, is your sweetie a big kid who still loves noodling with classic snap-and-create building bricks? Well, this week's how-to features two easy Valentine accessory projects with a LEGO theme!
- Chain link bracelet
- 6 2-by-2-inch LEGO coupling plates (in the left column, search for "coupling plate" under "Brick Name" in "Advanced Search")
- Jewelry jump rings
- Wooden heart (found in the wood aisle at craft stores)
- White acrylic craft pain
- Pin back
- 1 2-by-2-inch LEGO coupling plate
| 1. Apply a small amount of epoxy to one of the coupling plates and press another coupling plate on top of that. (We don't normally advocate gluing LEGO bricks together, but this is a special project!). Repeat this with the four other plates.
| 2. Carefully open the jump rings with your pliers (or fingers, if they aren't too stiff to manipulate). Insert a jump ring through one of coupling plate holes – and then into one of the links on the bracelet. Pinch close. Add a touch of epoxy if you're worried about the rings opening up. Then, add the two other hearts.
| 3. To your wooden heart, apply two to three coats of white acrylic paint to the front and back of the shape. Let dry.
| 4. Apply a small amount of epoxy to the back of the LEGO plate and press onto the front of the heart. Let dry.
| 5. Finally, apply a small amount of epoxy to the pin back and place on the back of the heart. Again, let dry.