Thursday, February 4, 2010

Hanging Hearts Tutorial and a Giveaway

Ok, I'm feelin kinda guilty for getting you all excited by showing the pictures of those cute boxes. They are way cute arn't they. Well hopefully you'll like this little tutorial, and I promise it's very easy. You could get a a bunch done in time for Valentines Day.


I wanted to make some hearts out of this cute fabric by Moda. It's called Astor Manor by 3 Sisters. I'm lazy though and didn't want to have to use and stuffing. I used a product called Fast 2 fuse Heavyweight interfacing. It's about the thickness of felt and fusible on both sides. It's sold by the yard at fabric stores.

FIRST
Make a heart the size you like out of some cardstock and then trace it onto the interfacing and cut out.


SECOND
Choose a piece a fabric that is at least 1/2" bigger than the widest part of the heart.
Now you'll need to iron the fabric onto the heart. Since the heart is fusible on both sides use a piece of parchment paper on the bottom so it doesn't stick to your ironing board. (I just used paper, but the directions say parchment paper.)


THIRD
Cut the fabric so that it is about 1/2" larger than the interfacing heart. I also cut a slit at the very top in the middle and I cut the bottom straight across.


FOURTH
Pressing as you go fold the fabric over onto the heart.

FIFTH
Make the other side the exact same way. Sandwich two ribbons in between the two hearts and press untill they adhere to the other. And last, sew around the heart using a 1/4" or smaller seam allowance.


Now hang them somewhere cute. You could even make a cute heart garland out of these. Maybe next year I'll do that.

I had some extra hearts left over so I thought I'd have a little giveaway. The giveaway will go until next Tuesday evening since Valentines is coming quick and I want to get them in the mail. So if your interested leave me a comment. If your REALLY interested and want two entries leave a comment letting me know your a follower because that makes me really happy. And for three entries blog about this little giveaway on your blog.

Have fun, and be sure to let me know if you make some of these Hanging Hearts for yourself. I'd love to see a picture!

37 comments:

Carrie said...

cute I love it

~Q~ said...

Adorable!!! Thanks for the tutorial, I'll have to give this a try soon but I wouldn't mind winning them from you either. :)

~Q~ said...

P.S. I'm also a follower of your blog via Google Reader - love your work!

Nikki said...

very cute!

Lisa said...

Very cute, I am a follower of your blog. Im having two giveaways on my blog at the mo, if youd like to enter. One for my first birthday and the second for my 100th post. Thanks for the tutorial. Ill put a link up on my blog for that.. Hugs Lisa

Jilly's Space said...

So cute and I have been a follower for a while :-)

Jeni said...

I {heart} those. And they are something I know I can do.

Happy February!

Mercy Otis/The Stone House said...

Very pretty and easy! Thanks much
Mercy

Sandy said...

Those are so cute....and easy peasy. I would love to win those.

Sandy said...

I have been a follower for awhile.

joelandbecca said...

Cute cute cute! I have so fallen out of crafting lately, I don't have a clue why! So if I win that would be fabulous! If not, I still love your work!

steffany said...

These are super cute, I love the fabrics. I saw that interfacing at the fabric store today and my wheels started turning.

steffany said...

I am a follower of your fabulous blog.

Martina said...

They are really lovely.Thanks so much!And I am already a follower of your blog and Love to read your posts.

Melissa said...

Those are cute- they'd probably dress up my super ugly ceiling fans!

Melissa said...

I'm a follower!

Jenny said...

adorable!!

Jenny said...

i follow

Amber M. said...

These would be so cute on a little "Valentine's tree...Hmmm...

But I'd rather have yours than make some for myself!

:-)

~melissa p. said...

So cute!!! Thanks for sharing the tutorial. I don't know if I will be able to make this year so I would be nice to win yours.

Jo-Anne said...

These are so cute!
And the tutorial is very well done.
Have a great day!
Jo-Anne

Beth at Aunties said...

These are seriously darling with so many posibilities!

Your family is so precious~ I'd be in love too!
~♥

I have followed you for a long time and am glad I do. Even if I am a little short on comments:)

Mandi @ Finding Home said...

Nothing is quiet as sweet as hearts...in my humble opinion. I loved your tutorial. Thanks for the giveaway! I hope you have a great weekend!

Kristi said...

My kids would love finding places to hang these!
kristidorman@gmail.com

Kristi said...

I am also a follower with google reader.
kristidorman@gmail.com

deb said...

What a great idea! I'm not a sewer, but I believe I could tackle this project.

Kaylie said...

Well, I'm already a follower but those hearts are way cute, and I never ever win anything on blog giveaways but I'm not going to let that stop me from trying. Enter me, please?

Kelly said...

The hearts are soo cute. I'll have to try this!

Janet said...

I absolutely love hearts! Your hanging hearts are darling and best of all they could be given as a gift of friendship!

Janet said...

I'm definitely a follower! You have a gorgeous family; great decorating ideas; and very generous with your quilting ideas.

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Gayle said...

I'd LOVE to win your cute little hearts! And I live closeby so I could even pick them up in person!

Mimi Sue said...

I live closer than Gayle! Very, very cute. Love anything with a heart shape. Mimi

Sarah said...

I love the paper you chose. Please consider me as a winner. I am now a follower!!

Danielle said...

Those are so cute! Would love to make some but I am stuck in the hopsital fighting preterm labor. blah!

Danielle said...

I am also a follower.

Tiffany said...

I love it!!!!!