Saturday, January 30, 2010

Hanging Hearts

This was an incredibly simple craft. All it involves are some paper hearts and your sewing machine. I had a crazy amount of paper hearts from a time I went a little nuts with the diecut machines at the scrapbooking store awhile ago. I was partially inspired by my hanging cotton ball snowflakes. Here is what I came up with:
If you don't already happen to have an abundance of pre-made hearts you can cut them yourself, or your local scrapbooking store most likely has diecut machines you can use for a small price (or some places they only charge you the cost of the paper).
To make these, just sew down the center of the heart and at the end, lift up the foot and needle, pull the thread to your desired length, then start a new heart. All my heart placements and thread length were random, so no measuring needed.
Once you have a string of hearts you will need to trim one of the threads (the bobbin one, it picked up more slack when I made this and didn't look right when I hung it). It helps to use two different thread colors so you don't trim off the wrong thread.
It took me about 20 minutes to sew all of these so it goes really fast. Just hang them anywhere you like, I think they look especially cute hanging in a window. I suppose if you don't own a sewing machine you can just tape the hearts to a length of thread and achieve a similar look.

I have two packs of these paper hearts from Creative Memories that are just itching to find a new home. With one pack you will get more than enough hearts to create this craft (the only size not in this pack that I used is the smallest heart). The first two lucky ladies to request one in the comments section will receive a pack of hearts. Any takers?


  1. I'm a taker, I'm a taker!!! I can use mom's machine and copy you =)

    (by the way, this is Shelly, not Eric)

  2. Thank-you for clarifying that Eric, I mean Shelly :). I've got your address, I'll mail them out to you. One pack left, who wants it?

  3. Pick me, pick me! You are so creative. Where do you find the time to carry out your ideas? I have lots of ideas, but no time!

  4. Lora, you'll have to email me your address, I don't think I know where it is. I pretty much ignore my boys and let them run wild while I craft. It helps that they are almost 5 and 7. Write you ideas down, you'll have time some day :)

  5. I don't sew, but I totally did this =) I used polka dots and made it for cousin Jessica's shower coming up.