I started with this big, burlap puffed heart valentine for my front door.
It really was quite simple to make. I was able to whip this up in two afternoons while the monkey was napping. :) You will need: red burlap, paper to make a template (tissue, newspaper, freezer paper, etc.), straight pins, chunky yarn, large eyed needle, plastic bags or fiberfill, hot glue gun and glue sticks, lace trim, ribbon, card stock, and letters for the message.
Begin by making a template for your heart. I used tissue paper. Pin the template to the burlap.
Cut two hearts out of the burlap.
Pin the two hearts together. Stitch around the outside of the heart with the yarn. I used a back stitch and left about a 1" border
Leave a few inches open to "puff" the heart.
Stuff the heart with plastic bags or fiberfill and close the heart.
Hot glue two ribbons across the heart. These will hold the message.
Hot glue the lace trim around the outside of the heart. I found this trim at Hobby Lobby. It has a nice, finished edge so I could glue right on top of the heart.
Add your message. I decided on Welcome Love. I cut triangles from card stock and the letters are glittered stickers in several different fonts. The "O" in love is in the shape of a heart. Take a look at the cute heart paper clip on the "O." I learned how to make it over at How About Orange. I'm not totally super duper wild about how the message turned out, but it will do for this year. :)
Hot glue ribbon to the back of the heart.
Hang on the front door and feel the love! :)
Have a wonderful week! I'll be linking up to these super fantastic parties!