Heart-Shaped Crafts for Valentine's Day

7 years ago

Although Valentine's Day is this coming weekend, there is still time to for some romantic heart-shaping crafting.Whether you choose to create with yarn, fabric, or paper, here are some fast ways to get your heart on.

An Hour:

Any little thing could benefit from just a bit of heart-shaped embellishment. For a super-quick dress-up item, you might try:

A Heart-Shaped Pom Pom. All you need is some yarn, your fingers, and a pair of scissors. Kawaii Crafter at Zakka-Life takes you through the simple steps to make up these poms that are the height of cuteness. One tip in the comments: Flatten the top and bottom of the pom to make shaping it easier.

Also with just a bit of yarn, you can crochet a number of these adorable Teeny Tiny Crocheted Hearts from Julie K. The secret (I've used it myself) is to start by crocheting a magic ring.

An Evening:

If you have an evening or part of an afternoon to create your heart-shaped gifts, gather your supplies -- and maybe the kids -- to have a go at:

A Crayon Colorful Valentine's Card. Gather those broken bits of crayons -- the more colorful the better -- to mold the center heart shape. The Long Thread provides the pattern as a .pdf and points the reader to directions for melting the heart in the center. I think receiving one of these would also melt a heart, don't you?

The Purl Bee offers a complete tutorial on making a special heart-shaped zippered pouch -- actually making three at a time. Sew these up, then fill them with candy hearts or small charms to give to all those special people in your day. This tutorial provides great clues for sewing a zipper on a curve. Read them, breathe deeply, and do not fear the zipper.

If you just can't face the zipper, Diane Gilliland has a charming and simpler tutorial for making a quick Valentine's Sachet. Layered felt hearts on the top give it dimension and sweetness. Grab a fine-line felt-tipped pen or some embroidery floss to add a personal message to the center hearts, too.

A Couple Evenings Or A Long Afternoon:

Embroidered heart-shaped pins can we worn for more than just Valentine's day.  Maggie from Maggie Makes, offers the pattern and instructions for all four of these designs in a .pdf download. After studying the tutorial, I think I could easily attach one of these to a wrist band for a pincushion, fill one with walnut hulls to use as a needle strawberry (is there a better name? I do not know) to sharpen and clean my needles, or fill it with potpourri as a cute little sachet for my delicates. How many other ways might we spread this embroidered love?

I fell in love with Flower Patch Farmgirl's book wreath project last December. Now she's adapted the same recycle-a-paperback into a paper wreath with hearts. This time, she used a heart-shaped punch to create hundreds of hearts to add to her wreath. The red ribbon? Perfectly accents the work.

Crafting a Green World shared a creative video by Shiho Masuda for making a pop-up valentine card from magazine photos and card stock. The only change to the video they added was to use a glue stick instead of the volatile spray adhesive.

What are you doing to get your Valentine crafty heart beating?

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