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Valentine Heart Wreath Sewing Project

Valentines Day is just around the corner. Try this wreath for a nice touch. what you need: 14" grapevine wreath OR trace around a dinner plate on cardboard. ( Trace again inside this circle about 1" from outer edge. ) Various red and pink
fabrics for hearts. Various red and pink
ribbons for bow.
Craft glue.
what you do: Cut out a dozen 4" high hearts from various pretty
fabrics. Cut two of each fabric. One for the front, one for the back. Use
pinking shears for this project if possible. Cut out a dozen 5" high hearts cutting two of each
fabric as well. Cut a slit about 1 1/2" wide on backing fabric of each heart. Put wrong sides of heart together and stitch around entire edge about 1/4" inside. Stuff each heart lightly, push
stuffing through the slit in the back.
Glue hearts at random on wreath leaving about 3" or so bare at the top centre. Hearts should overlap. Try to have each side different, not exactly the same placement of hearts. Cut 10 - 12 various
ribbons or raffia about 40" long. Tie ribbons in a large bow and glue to the top of your wreath in the bare spot.. Adjust ribbons to hang in front, down the back and around the hearts. Trim
ribbons so they do not hang longer than the wreath. This is an easy, fun project for everyone!

Komfort Kids Sweet Hearts Multi

Komfort Kids Sweet Hearts Multi Designed by Patrick Lose for Avlyn, this print is a part of the Project Linus charity collection. Colors include pink, ornage, lime and yellow. This cotton broadcloth print is appropriate for quilt and craft projects as well as apparel, curtains and table linens.

Warm & Natural Cotton Batting<br/>Craft Size
Warm & Natural Cotton Batting Craft Size 34'' x 45'', 100% cotton, designed to resist bunching, bearding or creeping no resisns or glues, needle punched

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Comment by Patricia W. Tingley on January 23, 2010 at 4:57pm
Unpacked my grapevine wreath and it is exactly the right size. Got some fabric to coordinate with some I had and ready to cut out the hearts. I'm thinking about doing a tie edown for each heart. My front door is protected from the weather but gets the morning sun and any kind of hot glue or fabric glue probably won't hold. Anyone got any other ideaas?

I do love your wreath and will be showing mine; completed or not at my ASG Neighborhood Group Mtg on Tuesday.
Comment by Jane Doe on January 15, 2010 at 9:10am
Update....I have all the hearts cut out and this weekend I will be sewing...I am trying to figure out a backing to attach the hearts to...Just me dancing to the rhythm in my head! I always have to do it a bit different! I really don't try to, just the way it works best for me! ggg. Will share pics when these are done!
Comment by Mary Deforge on January 11, 2010 at 12:25pm
Another cute project to keep me busy. I think this is so cute and I will have to make a few for myself and to give to my children. Thanks for sharing
Comment by caffeinelover247 on January 11, 2010 at 11:21am
I love it1
Comment by Jane Doe on January 11, 2010 at 9:18am
I am going to have to make this, probably a couple of for my front door and one or 2 for the school (I work in an Adult Learning Centre) to raffle off to raise funds for the Benevolent Fund they have so that they may help students in need. The week before Halloween, the neighbour directly next to the school, had a huge house fire (the inside was totally damaged), the students and staff, in one day, raised almost $3,000. out of their pockets for this family. This School is mostly immigrants and low income to no income canadian adult (ages 18 - 80) students with the biggest hearts of gold. We have a food bank and a clothing bank that weekly I donate to. I have friends that knit and crochet hats and scarves, that I donate. OOPS...getting off topic if it is ok, I can not find a link to the site to ask permission to use this to make and donate as a raffle. I hope it is ok. Anyways, I am excited, something so cute and easy to create!
Thank you for sharing this
Jane Doe
London, Ontario, Canada
Comment by Larri on January 11, 2010 at 8:08am
I'm digging through my red/white/pink scraps today, so I can make this tomorrow. Thanks for posting, Susan! :o)
Comment by JoAnn Scott on January 11, 2010 at 6:49am
This is a beautiful project. This is a keeper.

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