Tuesday, January 25, 2011

And another heart garland...

Great minds think alike--so I'm following Sharon's awesome heart garland with one of my own.  I have another to share in a few days so I hope you're craving heart garlands in your home!


This simple garland is a result of lots of felt scraps--have I ever mentioned that I love felt?  It's a great fabric to work with because it's cheap, doesn't fray, is eco-friendly because it's made from recycled plastic bottles, and it's fun and bright!


I used a cookie cutter to trace hearts onto my felt scraps and then stitched them together using white embroidery floss and a blanket stitch.  Then I filled them with stuffing to make 'em nice and plump.  (Did you know that hearts were originally made to look like a woman's behind?  That being said, it's only logical, in my mind, to make the hearts nice and plump!) 

After I made 9 hearts (it took a lot less time than you'd imagine) I used a blunt needle to string the hearts onto some leftover yarn from Junebug's granny square sweater vest.  The open-ness in the felt left by the blanket stitch made it easy to slip in and out of the heart with the blunt needle.



I hung the garland on a shelf in our living room and little Junebug has been climbing the couch to try and reach it ever since.  Kiddos love holiday decor!  I think that these bright hearts may find a new home in Junebug's bedroom after Valentine's Day is over--she just loves it SO much!


Who says all Valentine's day decor has to be red and pink?
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18 comments:

  1. Those are really nicely done! I love all the bright colors too!

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  2. Super cute! This makes me think of those candy hearts that say cute little things on them!

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  3. Junebug may take after her nana....hearts are my most favorite!! {>

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  4. Um this is so freaking adorable I totally want to make this right now!! <3 Loved it so much that I'm totally your newest follower! Cant wait to see what else you have up your sleeve!

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  5. These are really pretty! Hopping over from Thrifty Decor Chick!

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  6. Coming by from TDC! I love those hearts just wish that I knew how to do the stitch!

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  7. Saw your gorgeous heart garland at Thrifty Decor Chick and had to run to Hobby Lobby as fast as I could to get started on them! (We're potty training, so it was the perfect project for this weekend!) I could possibly be the least crafty person on this planet and usually buy everything off of etsy. It was super easy and I couldn't believe I actually finished it! I love, love, love these little hearts and thanks to you will be able to enjoy them for years to come!

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  8. Love this! I have so many felt scraps from the Christmas presents I made...this is a great project to do with them. Saving this!

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  9. This is so pretty. As my 16 yr old says, this doesn't have to be for just Valentine's Day! I can't wait to make this. Thanks for a great project. ~Lori

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  10. This is adorable!!!!!! I hope I get around to making it myself. Thanks for sharing.
    natalie

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  11. its looking so cute..how lovely...thanks for sharing

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  12. Love this! I included this in a Valentine Round Up on my blog. Thanks for sharing!

    Blessings,
    Holly
    http://hallelujahsbyholly.blogspot.com/2011/02/valentine-inspiration-love-around-house.html

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  13. These are so happy and bright! I love them. I wanted to let you know that I submitted this to the M&T Spotlight: http://www.makeandtakes.com/spotlight

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  14. Super duper cute! Going to get my teens to make them at the community center I work at.

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  15. I've put together a final round up of Valentine projects on Craft Gossip and included your fun post here
    http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/25-valentine-crafts-wreaths/

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  16. I made two of these this weekend!! Thanks so much for the great idea. I love them!!

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  17. These are really
    y beautiful..............

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  18. Actually i am becoming a textile designer, my next assignment of survey is to make felt fabric, then turn it into a product.Give me some idea about the products, we can make from felt.so that i can score good.

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