Friday, January 22, 2010

Heart Felt Decoration

Ok, so first off, you HAVE to stop by the Idea Room blog! It's my new favorite blog and I can't seem to get enough! I saw this heart felt wreath and knew I had to give it a whirl!

I went to JoAnn's and bought a styrofoam heart and 20 of the 9x12" sheets of shocking pink felt(they didn't have any red).

I had a lid to a can to use for my circle template, it measured 3". In the end I used 16 1/2 sheets of the felt and if I did it just right, I ended up with about 7-8 circles from each sheet.

Each circle was folded in half and then folded in half a 2nd time (sorry, I didn't take a picture of it) and I used a sewing pin at the bottom corner and pinned it to the heart. It took me awhile to figure out how to place each circle but what worked best, for me, was to start on each side and work my way down. It got trickier for me at the top but if you just move things around, you'll figure out what looks good!

And probably like most crafters, I couldn't let the extra pieces of felt go to waste so I cut out hearts which I'll use later for some other Valentines Day decorations!

1 comment:

  1. Your wreath turned out great! And what a great idea for using the scraps and making them into hearts!