"" Three Ladies and a Dad: A "heart felt", handmade gift...

Monday, January 25, 2010

A "heart felt", handmade gift...

Here is a fun Valentine's Day craft for you to do...it is fun, easy as pie and cute!

Here is what you will need:

A heart shaped styrofoam wreath
About a yard to a yard and a half of red felt
A container of pins
A 3 inch template (I used a cup that was three inches.)
A pencil
Some scissors
And if you have them, two eager little girls!

First, trace some circles onto the felt. Try to get them as close to each other as possible. This was perfect for five year old Zoa to do.

Next, start cutting. And trace some more. And cut some more. Repeat as necessary.

Start folding! Fold each circle in half, then in half again. Pin the corner of the piece. We folded and pushed into the carpet...it made it quicker and seemed easier.

Start attaching to the wreath. I just attached each piece about a half-inch apart and fluffed and moved the felt to make it work. There is no need to attach the pieces to the back...it will just be hanging against the wall.

Once you have attached all the circles and have fluffed to hide any white parts, you need to attach the ribbon. Cut a small strip and just pin it to the back of your heart.

Tada! Adorable!

This was our second one tackling and we have eight more to go.
Five pre-school teachers, grandparents (hi guys!) and Macie's second grade teacher will get these for Valentine's Day. (And I had to make one for us!)

I got this idea from here! Thanks for the idea!


Whitney @ I'm Lovin' This Life said...

As I told you before, I love this idea. You can vary it so many ways!

Anonymous said...

What a cute idea!


shopannies said...

super cute and the red seems to resemble roses making it the perfect valentine craft in my opinion

Susie said...

That is a GORGEOUS tackle!!

Hattie said...

What a cute project & how cute are your little helpers!

Alicia said...

Love it! I want to make one myself too, I just need two helpers lol!

SarahHub said...

Gasp! I love it! Love it! Love it! Love it!

Upstatemomof3 said...

Oh that is really nice!! What a great Valentine's Day decoration. We still have Christmas ones up.

BarbaraLee said...

I love that!

Amy said...

That is super, super cute- I love it!!

Netta said...

Cute craft, and your girls have cute little hands & pretty fingernails!

**Amy** said...

Your helpers are adorable and so is your finished wreath! Great job and thanks for the link!

Cathy said...

Oh, how cute that is! Your little helpers are totally adorable, also. :)