Monday, January 21, 2013

Book page and music page stuffed hearts

Can I make a confession?
Valentine's Day is my least favorite holiday.

I don't really know why.
Red is one of my favorite colors and I love candy

But when it comes down to it, I think Valentine's day should get as much hype as, let's say, flag day.
It's just not that important of a holiday in my opinion.

That said, I felt like I needed to make a few Valentine's day decorations, so I whipped up these music page and book page stuffed hearts for the mantle in my den.  
Who knows, maybe they will make my heart that much softer to Valentine's day.


You will need:
book pages
music pages
a heart (I found an image on google images and printed mine off)
scissors
string
and a hole punch


I made sure that my heart wasn't too big for the book pages I was using.


I didn't plan this, it just happened, but check out the title on this sheet music that I used!
Position your heart on your paper and cut it out


I have a very small hole punch (1/8 inch size) that I used and punched holes about every 1/2 inch
I always made sure there was a hole at the tip of the heart and also at the top of the heart in the dip.


I found some red string and threaded it through a needle.
I started at the bottom tip of the heart.


Once I got mostly around the heart, I stopped and got ready to add my stuffing.
You don't need much!
Just enough to make it look fluffy.


Once your stuffing is in, pull your strings tight but not too tight, you don't want to rip a hole in the paper.


Finish sewing around the heart and meet back at the beginning.
I tied a small knot in my string connecting the two loose ends.


I hung a string on my mantle, and hung the hearts with clothespins.


What do you think?
Festive?











I love The Idea Room's tutorial for the felt heart wreath, and since I gave the one I made a few years ago away, I made another.

Do you love Valentine's day, or do you feel the same way I do about it?

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5 comments:

Jenny Lynn said...

I found your blog via Circle of Moms.I really like this idea. I am not a big fan of Halloween or Valentines day. Even though I like the idea of having a day of romance. It ends up feeling a tad disappointing.

I hope you don't mind that I have spotlighted your blog on one of mine.
http://blogsofgoodness.blogspot.com/2013/01/holy-craft.html

DesignedByBH said...

Super cute! I love the idea. It looks great!!!

Nancy Bandzuch said...

I love this idea--especially that they are stuffed!
I just voted for you for the circle on mom's top blogs--and I'd love for you to stop by my blog--and link up some of these great ideas at my Tuesday Link party.
www.dosmallthingswithlove.com
Nancy

Natasha SerenityYou said...

would love it if you could share this on my link party

Natasha @ www.serenityyou.com

crystal woolever said...

These are super cute and they look simple to make.