I’m not gonna lie .. this felt Valentine heart project took me a LOT longer than it should have done! OK, that’s the bad news. The good news? I’m going to tell you where I went wrong so you can make this cute felt heart a LOT quicker! Leaving you longer to get on with other craft projects!
The actual project needs minimal materials! With no hot glue OR sewing in sight!
Here’s what I used:
So what was the drama with making this?
I hear you ask … Well .. truthfully? .. ME! Probably.
I started off with cutting the felt material in circles. I originally used a mini dish that was approximately 8.5 cm in diameter. And cut LOTS of circles .. All in all I used around 90 circles (each felt sheet cuts around 6). This is the time consuming part of your project.
And once I had cut the circles I started the pinning process.
Basically, all you do, you fold the felt circle in half. And then in half again. Grab yourself a pin and start pinning your felt in the heart. I started on the outside and went all the way around.
Before doing the same on the inside.
And then you follow the exact same process and start filling the heart up.
A Valentine heart .. made with love ..
Simple enough. Right? Only it just didn’t look right! I mean .. LOOK at it!!
Taking the bad quality photo aside (at this stage it was about midnight!) it just didn’t look like a heart – it was an unruly mess! The pins kept popping out and serious words were had! I probably re-folded and re-pinned the whole lot around 4 times! By which time I was ready to bin the lot.
BUT .. I won’t be beaten by a felt Valentine heart. Which should be made with LOVE ..!
Anyway, the next day I decided that the polystyrene heart was just too small for the size circles I had cut. And so the only way to save this project was to recut the circles and make them smaller.
I made myself a cuppa, took a deep breath and I re-cut all the circles slightly smaller to about 7.5 cm diameter. It wasn’t by much, but it made all the difference! AND it got rid of the pen marks on the felt so all in all it was a good thing.
Next, I re-folded and re-pinned them following the exact same process.
And .. breathe!! Now, don’t tell me this looks SO much better?!
A little bit of tweaking here and there and I’m really pleased with how it’s turned out. Eventually!
I could have gone even slightly smaller on the circles, but it’s up and it’s staying up!
All in all it’s a super-easy project (as long as you avoid my mistakes).
Could you Pin me for later?
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