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Heart Ornament

This is a playful ornament, designed to incorporate your favorite embroidery stitches or beadwork. Add what you love- stars, flowers, hearts….felt cutouts, beads and embroidery! We provide some suggestions, and encourage you to customize! This is the kind of project that is a pleasure to work on in the evening- just some simple relaxing stitches, anyway you want them!

Materials:

3 inch x 6 inch piece of rose coloured wool felt
small amount of wool felt in yellow for stars
cotton embroidery floss to match felt
+ assorted colors for embroidery stitches
selection of larger seed beads that fit easily through an embroidery needle
small amount of wool for stuffing

Cut out the pattern pieces using our Living Crafts Heart Ornament Pattern. Cut out 2 heart pieces and 3 small stars.

Tip: Add the largest design elements first and then embellish around them.

Sew the stars on to the top heart felt piece, using invisible or ladder stitch.

Add simple straight stitch designs using colored emboidery floss. Vines, flowers, or simple stars all made just with straight stitches.
Add some beads for a little extra twinkle. Large seed beads are nice to use- they show up well on the felt, and you don’t need to use a special needle to sew them on.

Starting at the center top of the heart, sew the front and the back of the heart together, using blanket stitch. Leave about 1 inch open for stuffing. Gently stuff the heart, using a bamboo skewer or knitting needle to move the wool to the edges. Sew the last section closed. Use remaining thread to add a hanger for the heart ornament. Hang and Enjoy!

Posted by Living Crafts on Dec 21, 2011 10:18 PM | 5 Comments

5 Responses to “Heart Ornament”

  1. ginkgo girls says:

    Lovely, old-fashioned style treasure. Thanx.

  2. maribeth says:

    I made up a couple of these….what fun.
    Thank you
    MB

  3. meridith says:

    These are so pretty and great for all levels. You could stuff them with pine tips to make them smell christmasy.

  4. Tricia F. says:

    I love handmade ornaments and these are fun for lots of ages to do. I like the idea of stuffing with pine tips that Meredith shared.

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