2.13.2013

VALENTINE.diy.

While prepping for my Valentine's Day video I realized that my blogging buddy Holly from Glamourmash and I were working on the same DIY!  I guess it's true, great minds think alike ;) I think it is so fun to see how two creative minds can work on the same project but have two very different outcomes.  Check out Holly's take on the project below:

Here's a quick and easy tutorial to create the Valentine's Day Heart Pins! 

Materials:
colored pieces of felt
scissors (I used a patterned scissor)
embroidery thread or whatever you have laying around
stuffing (I used cotton balls)
sewing needle

Directions:
Neatly lay two squares of  equal sized felt squares on top of one another. Cut out the shape of a heart on the two pieces of fabric. I like to free hand this part because it gives the hearts some more character but feel free to use a stencil if you want the lines to be more precise.


Using your embroidery thread, sew the two heart shapes together all around the edge, about 1/8th of an inch from the edge. Stop before you get all the way around the heart so you can add the stuffing. 

Using a pencil or chop stick or something of the like, stuff the heart tightly with your stuffing.

Once the heart is stuffed, finish sewing around the heart to close the gap. Tie a knot on the backside of the stitching and then stick the needle through the back of the heart, being careful not to poke through the front. Tie a knot where the thread comes through the end very close to the heart.

Time to thread on the pin! Start by first threading a knot through the loop in the pin and then start threading through the entire length of the pin and then tie another knot. Cut the thread and you are dunzo!

Go show everyone just how sew-savvy you are!
Mama, if you are reading this, your heart pin is in the mail!

 
Thanks so much for breaking it down for us Holly! 
Check out my version in the video below:


13 comments:

  1. I love the heart pin idea! Very clever - I'd wear it on Valentine's Day for sure.
    Isn’t That Charming.

    ReplyDelete
  2. too cute! i love that you guys ended up doing the same project at the same time. crafty minds think alike! i have been seriously slacking on my diy-ing. i have something sparkly that i'm working on which will hopefully be done soon!
    -- jackiejade.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  3. Holly's heart pins are super cute! I love the ones you made too Kristen, that are in your adorable video!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Such a cute idea xx

    1stepclosereveryday.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  5. The video you made is so sweet! You are so creative. Yels x

    ReplyDelete
  6. Ha ha I wish I was sewing savvy!

    Ali of

    www.dressingken.com

    ReplyDelete
  7. This is such an awesome idea and I'm pretty sure simple enough for even myself to make LOL!

    Thanks for visiting my blog lovely!
    SDMxx
    www.daringcoco.com

    ReplyDelete
  8. Love your blog and the Heart Love video is amazing! Wish I had time to throw a little party for my girls. Keep up the great work!

    ReplyDelete
  9. This is really sweet. If it wasn't so late in the day, and I didn't have a glass of wine...maybe I would try this.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Love it! and love that you both did them...we should have virtual DIY nights!

    ReplyDelete
  11. this diy is the cutest ever! this is one of my favorite holidays, and i love this for it!

    lindsey louise

    hellomrrabbit.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete

Pin It button on image hover