Yay, it’s Saturday!
I finally was able to go to our local Goodwill. Not only did I get to go out but I found a few neat things.
THE THRIFT HAUL
First up is this red dress! $4.99. I was specifically looking for red fabric and lace to make Valentine’s hearts. Perfect.
Next was this pretty pumpkin. $3.99. Love the colors and the word ‘Thankful’ written on it. I was surprised there was quite a bit of Halloween and Christmas out but no Valentines.
How cute are these little pie birds? $3.99. Love them but will probably use them for decoration since I usually don’t make pies.
I found this fiberfill in the craft section. $2.99. I will be using it to fill the hearts I’m making with the red dress.
My favorite section is the frame and wood section, well besides the furniture aisle. Today I found the letter ‘B’ for our last name, $3.99.
This beautiful detailed frame was $3.99.
BUT my favorite find of the day was this wood crate for $4.99.
Love it. Isn’t it cool? Can’t wait to show you what I did with all of these items. I almost forgot the bird pictures. How darling @ $6.99.
And I recieved a 20% discount for being a senior citizen. Love that! Makes being old so much more fun, lol!
Let’s get started with a Valentine’s craft.
I’m going to cut up that pretty red dress I bought.
Start by finding a heart shape you like. It can be something you find on the web or a cookie cutter. Something heart shaped in the size you want and then print it out or trace it onto paper or card stock. (I found mine on the web).
I traced mine onto an empty cereal box, then cut it out. I like using the box because it makes tracing the shape onto the fabric easier. I will also be using it for another craft idea later in the post.
Not going to lie, the red fabric and the lace was hard to handle. At first, I thought it was because my hands were rough and the fabric kept sticking to my fingers but I put some latex gloves on and I still had problems. I wanted to make quite a few of them but decided better of it and managed to cut out three in the solid red and two of the lace. I decided to use other fabrics I had in my stash to make the rest of the hearts. The other fabrics were much easier to handle. I also used pinking shears for a few of them.
Used a marker to trace around the red fabric and a pencil with the other fabrics.
You will need to cut two sides for each heart. I do this by doubling the fabric over, using a straight pin to secure it, and then tracing the pattern and cut. Use a hot glue gun to glue around the outside edge. (I lift up a little section at a time to glue and then press the fabric down). I let mine cool a few minutes and then stuffed each heart with the fiberfill.
I used the cardboard hearts to wrap white yarn around. I used two different types of yarn to give different textures. Personally, I like the thicker yarn better. Use any color yarn, start by adding a drop of hot glue to the middle of the cardboard heart and start wrapping the yarn in all directions until you are happy with the look. Arrange with your fabric hearts in a glass container or dough bowl.
Look how adorable they turned out!
I cut the lace out and then hot glued it to the red material before stuffing it! (If you sew, you could do it this way also).
The different fabrics and colors along with the different textures of yarn give it a cute Valentine’s vibe. Because of the different colors of fabrics, you can use them throughout the year.
I had them on the kitchen table to begin with and then placed the whole thing in the kitchen window.
What do you think?
Have you made these before?
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