Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Valentine's Day!: Puffy Hearts ♥

Here is a very simple Valentine's Day craft!

You could make one as a Valentine for someone, or you could even make a bunch of them and hang them from a tree or around your house!

The best thing about them is that you can personalize the colors and styles.

You will need: 
  • Two colors of felt, 25-33 cents each
  • Embroidery floss
  • Needle
  • Stuffing
All together this craft should cost you less than $1!

 First thing's first! Make a stencil.  Now, we all know how to make a perfectly symmetrical heart! Think back to elementary school and fold a paper in half.  Cut a half heart out of it and unfold it. Voila! A perfectly symmetrical heart.
 Cut two larger hearts out of red if you're copying mine, or whichever other colors if you are making it different from mine!
 Sew a smaller heart onto the front of one of the larger hearts.
 Here is a zoomed up picture of the top heart.  It isn't perfect, but that's why I like it!
 Sew the two larger hearts together! I pinned them together to try and keep them straight for this step.
 Before you have finished sewing it all together, stuff it to optimal stuffiness.
Sew it shut and you're done! This is a really easy craft to do if you know how to sew or are learning how to sew.  It is very inexpensive to make and I think they are very cute!