Sunday, January 23, 2011

Super Simple Heart Garland


I had a bunch of pink felt left over from Christmas (I don't even KNOW why I had so much pink felt--I have no idea what I was going to make from it but when that fleeting idea paraded through my brain I probably thought it was going to be spectacular, if anything made from cheap-o acrylic felt can be spectacular). I didn't feel like doing anything requiring much thinking this past week, so I borrowed this idea and made my own version.



I only needed 4 sheets of felt (a red, a dark pink, a light pink, and a white) to get 99 hearts of just the right size for this. There should have been 100 but somehow I goofed and the red was shorted by one. It took maybe an hour to cut all of these out (I freehand terribly so I used a template from Google Images shrunk to the size (roughly 2 inches high and wide) I wanted as a guide), and about ten minutes to sew them all together.


I went from the dip in the heart to the point, instead of point-first. The first few are a little further apart then the rest because it took a few to find my groove to chain-stitch them together. I dig it big time:




Apologies for the blech lighting. We've been having ice, snow, rain and gloomy days. And when there's sunshine--my camera battery needs charging. Anybody else not feel like going to work tomorrow? Back soon, lovelies--I've been practicing my quilting! Ta for now!

40 comments:

  1. I am so jealous, this is adorable! Can't wait to see your quilting project.

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  2. That's adorable! I love all things felt!
    Stop by and sign up for my giveaway!
    xoxo

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  3. Super cute! Thanks for linking up at Deck The Halls!
    Have a great week!
    love, Brenda

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  4. Very cute and very clever!!!! Love it!

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  5. Very cute & a great idea...you should link up to my party :)
    http://dominiquescraftcouture.blogspot.com/2011/01/craft-couture-mondays-1.html

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  6. Ohh I really like this! I have just had a delivery of felt too and am dying to use it up now!
    Kandi x

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  7. I am feeling the love here. :) Love what you've done to the place. :)

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  8. So light and cheery!
    Another winner, dear Bethany!
    Blessings!
    Ann

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  9. I'd love for you to link up to Inspire Me Mondays @ Singing Three Little Birds!
    http://singingthreelittlebirds.blogspot.com/2011/01/inspire-me-mondays-1.html

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  10. I have passed on 'The stylish blog' award to you, details are on my latest post.
    Hels
    x

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  11. That is so sweet! I love it and I think I can tackle this one. Thanks!

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  12. Very pretty! I wish I had some pink and red felt laying around right now

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  13. Adorable!! Just thinking of cutting all those hearts make my hands hurt.... But so worth it.
    Stef
    itsallinmyheadstefsblog.blogspot.com

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  14. Stoppin by from Get Your Craft on link up, so cute! Thanks for the idea:)

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  15. Absolutely adorable! Love the simplicity of it.

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  16. Love it! It's so simple but really cute.

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  17. this is really sweet. perfect for valentine love. I heart it!

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  18. That is ridiculously cute! I completely love that you took stuff you had and made something so fun. I bet it cost you all of a dollar fifty too. LOVE this idea.

    My first time finding you from Today's Creative Blog. Good stuff.

    Cheers!

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  19. So cute! I love all the colors.
    xoxo,
    Amy

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  20. this is ADORABLE!!! I am hosting a Valentines day PJ party and I am going to HAVE to make this...unfortunately I have no felt at home, Michaels here I come!!!

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  21. Really cute and simple too...my kind of craft! I love handmade garland and this is just great!

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  22. This is darling! I don't know if I'd have the patience to cut all those out... but the end result is cute!

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  23. SUPER cute, quick and easy! Love it! Fab job!
    You should come link this up to my weekly Thursday through Sunday Making It With Allie Link Party! I think it would make a Fabulous addition!
    AllieMakes.Blogspot.com

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  24. This is sooo adorable! Love that you made it out of your leftovers! Hope you will share with my Pink Hippo Party @ http://pinkapotamus.blogspot.com/2011/01/pink-hippo-party-lucky-13.html

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  25. Wow this is so cute!! Thanks for sharing

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  26. Your garland it too cute!! :)

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  27. very nice! I am going to try this in the next few days.Thanks for sharing,Amy

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  28. I just love this!
    Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!
    AllieMakes.Blogspot.com

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  29. Hi! I'm featuring you tomorrow over at Singing Three Little Birds. Thanks for linking up this week! Hope you'll come again!

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  30. This is so cute! I want to make my daughter a necklace like this! Thanks for coming link up!

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  31. This is WAY adorable!!! Completely cute. Thanks for sharing!

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  32. Holy smokes that is cute! At first the thought of cutting all those out seemed too much, but an hour? I could do that... I will do that! Thanks for sharing.
    Jaime

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  33. i love this garland :) looks like you may have used red thread??
    also, about what size in inches are the hearts? thank you !

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  34. So cute! It'd be great if you'd enter it for my Valentine's Day Challenge going on now!
    http://lessthanperfectlifeofbliss.blogspot.com/2011/02/valentines-day-challenge-link-party.html

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  35. This is so cute even if it is made from cheap-o felt.

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  36. I am definitely putting this in my Inspiration Folder. I love the garland! I made some stars from paper, once like this. The felt hearts are perfect! I'm voting for you in the Valentines Challenge at Life of BLiss. ;o) ooxx

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  37. What a great idea - and super easy, just what I look for in a craft! Thank you for coming and linking up to Fantastic Friday!

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