Friday, January 27, 2012
Heart Door Decoration
Michele (niece) and I decided to make new Valentine Decorations for our front doors. We thought it would be nice to have a Large Fabric Heart with a pocket for holding valentines and heart “flowers” similar to the Egg Door Decoration from last year. Since this is similar to the Easter Egg Door Decoration you can access that post if you have any problems. Last year we made large Easter Eggs with pockets. They are quite unique. You might want to check them out.
These door decorations are so darn easy. All you need is a glue gun, scissors, cardboard, two coordinating fabrics, and some polyfil. Oh, the chenille stems for the flowers and the Wonder Under. If you find that the directions for the heart are not clear, you can go to the Egg Door Decoration post.
Start by finding 2 coordination fabrics. I chose one fabric with hearts and I cut these out to be the “flowers” on the pink chenille stems, too.
I had a big box and cut out a large heart. It measures 17 inches wide and 15 inches tall.
Next I wrapped polyester batting around the heart…
and used a hot glue gun to secure the batting in place.
Then I added some polyfil so that the heart looks like a big pillow on one side and flat on the other.
Next I cut out a piece of fabric to wrap around the cardboard heart.
(I didn’t realize that the ironing board at my Mom’s was so stained from the steam iron.) Darn, why don’t I ever notice that kind of thing when I’m taking these pictures?
This is what the back looks like…
Now we need to put on the pocket.
Then I cut out a piece of fabric for the back and hot glued it down.
Time to make the “heart flowers” to go in the heart pocket. I used Wonder Under to afix the heart fabric to the hot pink felt. You could also glue them together. Then I cut out the flowers and glued them onto the end of a chenille stem. Oh, and I used some foam hearts, too.
Moving on… I put the heart flowers in the pocket of the heart and also some pretty envelopes which I made last week.
Didn’t this turn out very cool? I’m lovin’ it!
Happy Valentine’s Day! Happy crafting…
Thanks, Michele, for helping me with this wonderful Valentine decoration!!
Best wishes, everyone. Happy crafting.
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