Sunday, January 9, 2011

Burlap Puffed Heart Valentine

Can you believe that Valentine's Day is five, short weeks away?  Maybe a little early to decorate for Valentine's Day, but it's not too early to MAKE for Valentine's Day.  :)  I've never decorated for Valentine's Day before, but I've been thinking of a few things I would like to add around the house to make me feel all lovey dovey. :)

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!



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21 comments:

  1. That is VERY cute!!!!! Love it E!

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  2. Very cute! I love anything with burlap and ric rac!

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  3. Love this Erin!! The heart is super cute and I ADORE the ric rac and the little bunting!

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  4. So, so cute! I love how it turned out! I love the big ric rac. So sweet!

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  5. I love that! Really liking the red burlap!

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  6. Erin this is adorable! I love the burlap and lace ruffle - too cute! Thanks for linking to the Sunday Showcase - I'll be featuring this today. Hope you have a fabulous week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

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  7. Thanks for this - your heart is so cool!

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  8. You did a great job! I am totally into the mini banners; they are just so cute!

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  9. Erin, I love your heart. And it certainly looks easy enough for someone who is all thumbs.

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  10. Hi Erin!
    I always see your name on Mandipidy's blog and just wanted to stop by and say hello.
    I love your blog and I am goin got sign up for your cool giveaway.
    I am having a giveaway - come and check it out if you can.
    http://www.thechattymommy.com/2011/01/toile-tales-giveaway.html

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  11. I've nominated you for the Stylish Blogger Award. You can pick up your award here:

    http://norwegianphoenix.blogspot.com/2011/01/stylish-blogger-award_10.html

    Love your blog!

    Adelaide@Norwegian Phoenix

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  12. So so cute, Erin! I love that its puffy, and I adore the bunting!! Fabulous!

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  13. Hi!! This is way cute!! I am highlighting you on my top 15 V-day crafts thus far!

    SIMPLE AS 1-2-3
    http://simpleas1-2-3.blogspot.com/

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  14. Banners continue to be so trendy and this is such a fun and unexpected way to incorporate one into a project. Love that it's puffy:) Thank you for joining us at A Crafty Soiree. I love being inspired by the participants. I hope you'll come back next week too, we love to see familiar faces!

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  15. Great idea! Thanks for joining Get your craft on Thursday at Life As Lori!

    I'm having a Valentine Party that will be up up until 2-14-11. I would love for you to join me!
    http://lifeaslori.blogspot.com/2011/01/valentine-party.html
    Lori

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  16. So super cute!!! I love this - it's something light weight, too - I have a hard time getting things to hang on my door (it's a glass front) and this is perfect!!! Light enough to hang from a suction cup!! Thanks for sharing.

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