Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Homemade Hanging Hearts

A lovely, cheap, quick and thoughtful present that everyone will love, from your little sister to your granny! As well as using them for homely bedroom decorations they could also be made in the miniature to hang on your christmas tree, or even filled with dried lavender and stick them in your knicker draw! Get creative and make them your own- you can use anything that you find round your home. Make use of old clothes, buttons, ribbons and beads. 

You will need: 
  1. Scrap Material 
  2. Scissors
  3. Pen 
  4. Toy stuffing/ Cotton wool/ Dried lavender 
  5. Ribbon/ Wool  
  6. Sewing Machine, or hand sewing does just as good a job. 
Fold your material in half (this will save having to cut the heart out twice), and draw on a heart shape. To save material use the corner of the material as the point of the heart. 
Cut it out. 
Place the two pieces outside-in. Start sewing! Try and keep as close to the edge as possible for a nice neat finish. Make sure you leave a hole at the bottom so you can turn your heart inside out and fill. 
Turn your heart inside out through the hole at the bottom. Fill with toy stuffing/ cotton wool/ dried lavender and stitch the hole closed. 


Cut your ribbon and hand stitch it into a loop onto the back of the heart. decorate with a button of collection of beads to hide your stitching and add a pretty little touch. 

Hang your heart and make someones day! xx


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