Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Velvet Lavender Hearts

Passing Notes Today:  Mrs. Williams

Hey Girls,

While out and about with my mom on Saturday I saw some sweet crushed velvet hearts filled with lavender.  The cutest part?  They had a wire loop on the top.

I almost bought one for $14.  Then, I came to my senses.  I mean who loves crafting and sewing and rubbing velvety fabric between her fingers endlessly more than this girl?  So, I headed to Jo Ann's for some crushed velvet fabric and wire (I got pink - couldn't resist).  I already had some stuffing and lavender (what, that's not standard at your house?).  Then, I made four velvet-lavender-hanging-hearts and here's how.

1.  Assemble Materials
crushed velvet fabric, 20 gauge wire, stuffing, and lavender
2.  Draw and cut out a heart pattern.

I can't ever find some paper in the house.  So, I just drew my heart on a magazine advertisement.

3.  Pin down the pattern and cut out two hearts.
If you make one, you'll want to cut one heart out on the right side of the fabric and the other on the wrong side of the fabric.
4.  Sew (with machine or by hand).

Leave a hole on one side of the heart for the stuffing.
5.  Stuff and add some lavender.

6.  Hand sew the opening closed.

7.  Cut some wire for the loop.  Poke the ends of the wire through the top of the heart.

Fabric heart

Twist the end of the wire so that you don't have dangerous bits of wire sticking out.
8.  Make a bunch and hang them all over your house.  If you have little ones like me, you'll find them everywhere...fireplace, kitchen cabinet, mantle.  It's like an egg hunt with hearts around my house lately.


Now that I have four with plans to gift three, I'm kind of not sure what their true purpose is...but I like them.  I hope you do too. 



sarah said...

love this. by the way, you have grandma's hands. xoxo

Carmel @ Our Fifth House said...

these are so cute - i want one! would make my closet smell so great!

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