Heart Shaped Craft Ideas
There are many craft projects that can be made in this lovable shape. This page contains heart shaped craft ideas
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Some times a wonderful handmade gift can come from simple and inexpensive supplies. With just a few items, most found at dollar stores, you can put this project together in no time. And it smells wonderful!
Approximate Time: 1 hour approximately
- pink felt
- pack of soap rosebuds or artificial flowers
- heart box from chocolates
- small length of ribbon
- craft knife
- The chocolate heart box used here is approx. 5" and costs $1.00 at Wal Mart. This project uses the bottom half. The rosebuds and tulle were purchased at Dollar Tree. The buds come 9 to a pack and are made of soap but substantial to use for craft projects. They come in different colors also. If your box has raised plastic on the inside for the chocolates to sit in, just carefully cut the raised parts off so the buds will sit flat on the bottom.
- Depending on what size your box is, you may use less buds, but this one took 8. Arrange them inside to see how many you will need. You want them to sit next to each other without being squished. You will fill in any gaps with the tulle. Place rose buds aside.
- Carefully poke two holes at the top in the center of the heart, through the back cardboard rim. Thread ribbon through and tie into a loop for hanging the heart when done.
- Using the box as a template, trace onto some felt to cover base on back. Cut out heart and glue to back or use double back tape to adhere. Put glue all over inside base of heart. Place your roses back in, one at a time and arrange until you are satisfied.
- Cut tulle into small circles, gather and tie around bottom end. You need them to be as tall as the roses so test fit one to see. Longer is better and you can trim them after they are dried.
- Make as many gathered tulle circles as needed to fit inside any empty holes between the rose buds. Put glue on the tied ends and push into open spaces using the tip of a pencil or knitting needle. Allow all to dry. Trim tulle evenly with rose buds.
- Pick a pretty trim and put a line of glue all along the side of the heart. Adhere trim. When dry, hang and enjoy!
By Mary from FL
Clearance decorations from one holiday are a wonderful inexpensive craft supply option for others. Recently I purchased plastic candy canes after Christmas. When two candy canes are placed together with their mirrored sides facing, the shape becomes a heart. Perfect as the base for a primitive Valentine's Day door hanger.
Approximate Time: 1 hour (not including drying time)
- 2 plastic candy canes, 24-inch
- quilt batting scraps
- hot glue gun
- muslin scraps
- pink or rose colored fabric scraps
- straight pins
- sewing machine
- brown acrylic paint
- measuring spoons and cup
- small bowl
- sponge brush
- Cut several strips of quilt batting approximately 1 inch wide. This is a great way to use up scraps of batting from other projects. An exact length for each strip is not important, especially if your canes are not the same size as the ones I used.
- Stand one candy cane with the bottom end at the top. Apply a dot of hot glue on the sides of the cane, just below the bottom edge. Fold an inch on one end of a batting strip over the end of the cane. The glue will hold the fold in place. This covers the end of the cane.
- Working in sections approximately 3 inches long, apply hot glue on the sides of the cane. Start from where the batting strip is folded over the end. Wrap the batting strip around the cane. When you reach the end of the strip, simply add another strip. Cover the entire length of the cane. Cover the other end of the cane in the same way as the bottom. Trim off the excess batting from the last strip used.
- Rip several 1-inch wide strips of muslin and attach in the same way as the batting. Slightly overlap each round of the wrapped strips. Completely cover the batting.
- Repeat steps 1-4 on the other candy cane.
- Lay the two candy canes on your work surface with the curved ends of the canes facing each other and touching. Wrap muslin strips around both candy canes where the end of the curved edges touch. For my candy canes, I wrapped about 2 inches together for a secure hold.
- Bring the bottom points of the canes together and overlap. Wrap muslin strips around the overlap to complete the heart shape of the door hanger.
- Rip 1-inch wide strips of pink or rose colored fabric to use as accents on the heart. Randomly wrap and glue sections of the heart with the accent fabric.
- Rip a 2-inch wide by 36-inch long strip of muslin and a 1-inch wide by 36-inch long strip of the accent fabric. Lay the muslin strip on your work surface. Center and pin the accent strip on the muslin strip. Top stitch down the center of the strips to attach. This is the ribbon for the heart's bow.
- Mix a tablespoon of brown acrylic paint, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, and 1 cup of water together. This is the stain mixture that will increase the primitive appearance of the heart hanger. Apply the stain to the fabric covered heart. Dip the fabric ribbon into the stain and wring it out. Allow both the heart and the ribbon to dry.
- Wrap the ribbon around the connecting, top-center of the heart. Tie the ends into a bow.
- Hang the heart at an angle by one of the bumps, or add a wire loop to the center-back for a straighter display. Other options: Hang the heart casually from a peg hook, or simply lean it against a wall or piece of furniture.
By cyndee kromminga from Winfield, KS
The paper was coated with oil, water, and food coloring mixed. I just dipped it in and let it dry. The heart is cardboard, hot glue, and iridescent glitter. The bean comic was done in MS Paint.
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