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.
|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.|
|Leave a hole on one side of the heart for the stuffing.|
7. Cut some wire for the loop. Poke the ends of the wire through the top of the heart.
|Twist the end of the wire so that you don't have dangerous bits of wire sticking out.|
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.