Monday, January 10, 2011

Valentine Decorations

**Originally posted on my sewing blog on 2/4/10.

I've been wanting to make some Valentine's decorations to add some color around the house, but wasn't sure what to make.

Monica shared this idea yesterday that was very cute. I decided to do basically the same thing with fabric instead of using scrapbook paper.

Red is a good Valentine's color. Because I am quite partial to red, I had plenty of red fabrics in my scrap bin. I ironed Heat n Bond to the fabric and cut them out in two sizes of hearts. I then fused them to red and white cardstock. I think if I would do it again, I'd fuse fabric on both sides of the cardstock for added interest, general cuteness and perhaps, a little more durability.

I cut the hearts out with a pinking shears and then, with wrong sides together, sewed a seam down the middle of the hearts. I used a big needle to thread ribbon for hanging.

I decided to hang my little heart parade from the mantel. The hearts are a bit floppy and kinda butterfly-looking, I think, but still very cute. They add a festive touch to my home!

Thanks for the idea, Monica!

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