Sunday, January 24, 2010

Creativity 365 Valentine Project


I have this super cute felt heart hanging on my front door. I am the envy of all my neighbors, they couldn't believe I made it. I guess they just don't know how crafty I am.
I was reading through some of my favorite blogs and I came across this great project. It is easy, you don't need many supplies and it is pretty inexpensive. At the end of the post I will link you to the blog "the idea room" and you can see other variation on the same project with styroform wreaths and balls.
Supply List
1 yard of felt-on the bolt (joann fabric has it for $4.49 a yd)
1 styroform heart (joann's has these for $4.99)
lots of dressmaker pin's--essentially straight pins and they a
re the 1" 1/16 inch
3" round pattern--I used a glass to trace around
scissors
thimble--optional

As you see from the picture above you first cut out lots and lots of 3"circles. The fabric comes doubled and I wouldn't cut more than two at a time otherwise they start to get a little deformed.
Directions (also here is the link from the idea room for some additional pictures).
Take one circle and fold it in half and then in half again, place a pin through the point on the bottom and start pinning them to the form. It looks better if the little rosettes are not too close together, so they open a little. Judge for yourself...one you get a few pinned in you will get the idea. I do suggest you go to the above link for some good pictures.
This project only takes a few hours to make, so you have plenty of time to make one before Valentines day.
I'm make my second one tonight to send to my Mom for v-day. She still likes to decorate for all the holiday's, so I thought this would be perfect.
Happy Creating!
Beth

2 comments:

**Amy** said...

Your wreath turned out so cute! Great job! Thanks for the link!

Betsy Leonard Kaage said...

I love it! Maybe I can get the kids to help me make one! Thanks Beth!