I know, I know....took me awhile!
You have my "Heartfelt" apology!
What can I say?
Life gets in the way....

Okay....Felt Hearts!
You saw the finished project on Monday...
And, how it attached to the pillow itself.
Plus...in the following photo, make note of the back of the heart for tutorial purposes!
To make a perfect heart shape out of felt, you'll need...
a can of soup
(I actually used Sweetened Condensed Milk...little bigger)
a ruler
a pen
red felt

Fold your felt piece in half and with most of the circular bottom of the soupcan,
draw around it partially.....like so
(we all learned this in elementary school...it's just nice to have a gentle reminder right?)
Draw a straight line angling down to the fold from the partial circle
and cut your heart out.  You may need to cut in the center between the circles a bit more.

Here's the fun part!
NOT!
Cut out 2 million circles....okay, only 1 million....!
Kidding, it just feels that way....probably about 50-60 depending on how big you made your heart...mine is 6" at the widest point and 5" from the bottom tip to the top middle.
My circles were cut freehand, but I'd say they were about 2" across.
I didn't want to trace them because the pen lines would show up on the good side or bad.
Picture
...really old, used ruler
Here's where you heat up your glue gun and put out a sheet of waxed paper to work on.
Don't use newspaper or you'll be peeling it off the bottom of your project.
Learn from me AGAIN people!
Fold your wee circle in half and then in half again, then cut the bottom point off, while still holding it in your hand.
Apply glue liberally to the cut section of your circle ...still holding it together...
then place on your heart wherever you want to start.

_Until you get this......

As you can see from my heart that's finished, I started on the outside edge and I'm not sure if that's better or not...maybe better uniformity to the edges if you start on the outside, but perhaps the pattern would be nicer if you started in the middle.
Regardless, keep cutting circles and gluing until you are tired of it...or when it's done.
Throw a piece of iron-on velcro (which I glue-gunned) onto the back and you are
finished!
See how easy that was?
You could do this on a 4-leaf clover for St.Paddy's Day!
....or I could.
Happy Cutting Circles!
xo


1/27/2012 01:44:52 am

Thanks for the tut Wendy! It looks time consuming but easy enough.

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Rukmini Roy
1/27/2012 06:41:37 pm

Love it! We get felt here...I'll get my hands on some now. So easy peasy- totally my kinda craft. This is sooo happening!

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1/28/2012 10:21:28 pm

It's super easy guys! Just a little time consuming, but worth it! xo
Thanks for the sweet comments!

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1/31/2012 02:06:05 am

LOVE this! So wonderful for Valentines day! Great job!

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1/31/2012 06:21:06 pm

Thankyou Whitney and thanks for visiting too! xo

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2/1/2012 09:56:26 am

That is gorgeous! I just love how versatile felt can be. Love how the red just pops. I am a new follower visiting from Project Queen. Vicky from <a href=
"http://www.messforless.net">Mess For Less</A>

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6/7/2014 03:45:51 pm

Also not too complicated and hope to spend the time and effort that I can make it really good. red is my favorite color.

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