I'm not a huge fan of all the pink, mushy stuff around at this time of the year but I do like to make a few decorations for Valentine's day, just to cheer the house up a bit during these cold, grey days. This is a really quick way of making some felt hearts that would be lovely hung from a door handle (I'm going to put one on each of my boys' doors) or on some twigs. They would also work strung together to make a garland. They use 3mm wool felt, which has great structure for these hearts but it's still super easy to stitch through. What's more, I've just dropped the price of these sheets so it's the perfect time to whip up some of these!
You will need:
- 20x30cm 3mm wool felt in Blueben
- DMC stranded embroidery threads (I used 444, 604 and 907)
- 2cm felt balls (I used the colours in the Sherbet collection but you can buy the balls individually
- Baker’s twine
- A tapestry and embroidery needle
- Pliers are helpful if you have some
2. Cut the felt into strips so that they are 2x25cm. You can use scissors but it’s easier with a rotary cutter.
2. Using all 6 strands of embroidery thread and the embroidery needle, stitch a running stitch along the middle of the felt strip.
3. When you get to the end put the 2 ends of the strip together and stitch them together on the inside of the strips.
4. Bend the felt in the middle to get a heart shape and stitch to hold the shape in place.
5. Thread a 30cm length of baker’s twine onto the tapestry needle. Thread the twine through the stitch you made at the top of the heart then thread on a felt ball. You might need to use a pair of pliers to pull the twine through the ball. Put your needle on the other end of the twine and thread that too through the ball, very close to where the twine went through first.
6. Tie a knot at the top of the twine, hang up and feel the love! x