Love is in the air this Valentine's Day, and what better way to show someone how much you love them than making them something from the heart. While there are hundreds of different heart shaped items filling the shelves at the minute, nothing says you care more than a homemade craft.
To help you celebrate your love in style, we’ve rounded up some of our favourite DIY Valentines Day crafts that even Cupid would be happy to receive.
Image & Craft Idea Source; https://designimprovised.com/2018/01/diy-yarn-wrapped-heart-wreath.html
Yarn Wrapped Heart Wreath
This piece will look great as part of your Valentines decor. If you’re wanting to gift this to your loved one, you could even hang some of your favourite polaroids from a few of the rings for a personalised touch.
What You’ll Need:
- 12 Plastic Rings (Hemline White Plastic Curtain Rings - 32mm are perfect for this)
- Yarn in your colour of choice (Essential Knitting Yarn In Pink)
- Hot Glue
- Begin wrapping the yarn around the ring, covering it entirely. Secure the yarn to the ring with a dab of hot glue.
- Repeat until you have wrapped all 12 rings.
- Arrange the rings into a heart pattern
- Once you’re happy with the shape, add a small dab of hot glue between each of the rings where they meet to bold them in place.
- After leaving it to dry, tie a small length of yarn around the glued area with a double knot. This will make it sturdier and ensure it doesn’t come apart when it’s hung up.
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Heart Felt Garland
The best part of making your garland is you can control exactly how big it is. Make a miniature one to attach to a card and tell someone you care. You could even make a long one and hang it from opposite corners in the room. The perfect Valentines Day accessory.
What You’ll Need:
- The first choice is to decide how many hearts you’ll need for your space. This will depend on the size of each heart and the space you have to hang them. Start cutting them out of the felt once you know how many hearts you’d like, start cutting them out of the felt. Pin them on the felt and start cutting to get them the same size. Be sure to cut twice as many hearts as you’ll need as you’ll be sewing them together.
- Using hot glue or fabric glue, attach a strip of ribbon to the inside of the back heart. The length of the ribbon is up to you; it'll determine how long your garland hangs.
- Choose 3-4 buttons or jewels and sew them in place on the front of the top heart.
- Next comes attaching the hearts. Start by threading the needle and tying the thread in a knot at the end. Hide the knot inside the heart and sew it down through the bottom heart close to the edge but still with a slight gap.
- Place both layers of the heart on top of each other and sew through the layers. Leave a small gap between layers to insert the stuffing. Finish sewing the stitches to close the heart.
- Repeat the process as needed.
- When you have all your hearts together, you need something to turn them into a garland. Take a thick ribbon and a tiny peg and attach the hearts.
- Viola! Your heart garland is ready to hang!
Image & Craft Source; https://sarahhearts.com/heart-dog-scarf/
Heart Dog Scarf
Sometimes mans best friend can be your valentine too. Maybe you’ve decided to get your human valentine a four-legged companion this year. Either way, Valentines Day is an excellent opportunity to dress up your furry friend and what better way than with this heart no-sew scarf!
What You’ll Need:
- Pinking Shears
- Heat Transfer Vinyl
- Cotton Fabric Strip
- Cut the felt into a rectangle using pinking shears. Bring the short sides together to fold it in half. Cut parallel to the long side and then about ⅔ of the way down pivot 45 degrees and cut a triangle. This is the base of the scarf.
- Cut out several small heart shapes from the heat transfer vinyl.
- Place them on the scarf with the clear plastic side up.
- Place the scarf on an ironing board with a piece of scrap fabric on top. Apply heat from a warm iron for about 45 seconds.
- Remove and carefully peel the clear plastic backing.
- Repeat for as many hearts as you like. Allow it to cool completely and attach it to your dog's neck.
Approximate Felt Sizes
Small dog: 25” X 5”
Medium dog: 30” X 8”
Large dog: 35” X 12”
Valentines Day is the perfect excuse to get crafty for your loved one, not that you should need an excuse! For crafting inspiration and equipment all year round, get in touch with one of our friendly team members and we will be happy to help and inspire!