Valentine Craft Idea – Fabric Heart Garland

I’ve got a really cute valentine craft idea for you today!  It’s a fabric heart garland made with felt and fabric scraps.  It’s really easy to make and there are so many options as far as colors and fabric go.  You could go crazy and use a bunch of different colors, or go simple like me and just use red and white.

Fabric Heart Garland - A cute valentine craft idea!

Supplies needed:

First, trace the heart onto the paper side of the the interfacing.

Fabric Heart Garland - A cute valentine craft idea!

Cut a piece of fabric slightly larger than the interfacing.

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Iron the interfacing onto the back of the fabric, following package instructions.

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Cut the fabric into the heart shape.

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Peel off the paper backing.

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Cut a piece of felt larger than the heart.  Make sure there’s about 1/2 to 1 inch around the outside of the heart.  Since you are going to be ironing, I highly recommend using wool or a wool blend of felt.

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Iron the heart onto the middle of the felt.

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Cut the felt around the heart with the scallop scissors.  Get close to the fabric in the middle without cutting through it.

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Embroidery floss comes in a large strand made up of six smaller strands.  Using four of those strands of embroidery floss, sew a running stitch around the outside of the heart.

Fabric Heart Garland - A cute valentine craft idea!

The stitching is optional, but it looks so cute!

Fabric Heart Garland - A cute valentine craft idea!

Use the template to line up and punch two holes.  I used my Crop-A-Dile to help get through the thick fabric.  One of my favorite crafting tools!

Crop-A-Dile cut holes in felt

Feed a long strand of ribbon through the holes.

Fabric Heart Garland - A cute valentine craft idea!

I made a little bit of a pattern with the felt and stitching.  Some have white felt with white stitching, and some have red felt with red stitching.

Fabric Heart Garland - A cute valentine craft idea!

It looks so pretty strung across my piano, which has become a mantle of sorts for me.

Fabric Heart Garland - A cute valentine craft idea!

Have you made any Valentine’s Day decorations that you’re proud of?  Clearly I need to make more because my “mantle” is lacking.

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