Hello! Welcome to A Lovely Blog Hop! If you have just stumbled upon this blog hop, then you are in for a treat! To start at the beginning, head over to Every Day is an Occasion (don't worry, you'll be coming back here). If you have been following along you should have come from My Paper Love.
The idea behind this blog hop is to make something Valentine's themed. I decided to make a heart shaped pincushion. The perfect way to steal the heart of your crafty friends!
It's actually really easy to make. Since you have places to go (there's lots of talented bloggers ahead!) I will make my directions quick. If you have any questions, just ask!
Here's what you will need:
- Small flat wood heart (found in the wood section of craft stores)
To begin, lay your fabric face down then lay the batting on top of it. Place the wood heart on top of that. Begin on a side of the heart and pull the fabric to the backside of the heart, sticking it down with hot glue. Continue this process all the way around the heart, making sure to stuff the batting in enough to make the center plump. You also want to make sure that the middle of the heart (where it dips down) is nice and tight so that the shape of the heart shows.
When you have it all glued down, cut a piece of felt in a heart shape, just slightly smaller than your wood piece. Place this over the back where your rough edges of fabric are glued. This makes the back look more finished.
The last step is to glue the ribbon along the edge. I would suggest finding a trim like the one pictured above. It fit perfectly along the edges and really made the shape of the heart stand out. The perfect "final touch"!
Here's a view from the top:
Want to know who I made it for? My very favorite crafty person in the world... the person who is responsible for my craftiness... my mom! She LOVES birds, so when I saw this bird/heart fabric, I knew it was perfect!
I hope you have enjoyed today's craft and are having a fun time with the blog hop. Thanks so much for following along! Did I mention that I am doing a giveaway for today? Here's what you can win:
1- Shrink Film. Laurie (the sponsor for these prizes) has made some really neat stuff from this. Check out the necklaces she made during a guest blog she did for us. I love those!
2- Three (3) Mini Spools of Ribbon- Exact ones pictured. Aren't those darling?
3- Dimensional "To/From" Stickers- Exact ones pictured. Beautiful detail along the edges.
4- Two (2) Love Themed Stamps- Exact ones pictured. Perfect for those last minute Valentine projects!
Thanks again Laurie for donating these awesome items!
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Easy right? The contest will end on Tuesday, February 12 at 9:00 AM EST. The winner will be announced that afternoon at 3:00 EST. The contest is open to everyone and the winner will be chosen by a random drawing.
Ready to move on to the next blog? Head on over to A Piece of Life's Pie and see what Arin has to share!