Day 150: Valentine Love Magnet

by thecraftaholic


“For a person who cherishes compassion and love, the practice of tolerance is essential, and for that an enemy is indispensable.”

This is because we learn to love when we learn to respond with compassion to our enemies, rather than aggravation. Buddhism and christianity both teach the idea of learning to love your enemies. Jesus told his followers to bless those that persecute you. This is exactly what the Dalai Lama is saying.

He’s telling you to practice compassion when you are with a person who tests you. Learn to respond with compassion and love, rather than with anger and bitterness. Bitterness is an emotional cancer that eats at you; it does not let you flourish or grow. Eventually, the bitterness gets so that people who get to know you, keep their distance from you. Your personal relationships become strained.  Life is best when you respond to it with compassion and love.

Today’s crafty endeavor is special (to me anyway), because it marks my half way point in my artsy trip to Nirvana with the Dalai Lama (or his teachings at least).

Today I made a Valentine Magnet. I hope you like it.

It’s easy to make.

Just get a larger sized bottle cap.


Pink Decorative Paper

Glittered Hearts


Thin Pink Ribbon

Thick Pink Ribbon (for wrapping around the rim)

Versamark Ink Refill

Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel

The Word Love, on printed velum (mine is from a little kit that I bought at Amazing Savings)

All you do, is cut a nice piece of decorative paper, glue some hearts and a sentiment in their.

Glue a couple more hearts onto a thin ribbon, and glue it to the back, so that they hang from the bottlecap.

Then, apply the versamark and UTEE. Heat it of course, until it melts. Let it dry, then glue the thick ribbon around the rim.

After that, apply the magnet back.

That’s it! You’re done.

I also made a couple journals today. One of them is for sale in my shop. The other, who knows.

The Craftaholic