Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Valentine's Scrappy Heart Craft Day

My fellow crafter friend, Kathy, discovered a fun and easy tutorial on "Little Birdie Secrets Blog". She was so excited to try the heart wreath that she made one and THEN shared the little secret with us. February was my month to host the craft day, so I jumped right on this craft...it was PERFECT for us. Above is my finished wreath....isn't it sweet?

Basically you need a Styrofoam heart wreath, a yard or so of fabric, some glue and a pencil or small screwdriver. The tutorial called for a pencil but I guess we are BRUT'S and kept breaking the pencil. So we used small Phillips head screw drivers.
Here is part of the group at my kitchen table, cutting and punching away. Basically, you cut 2 inch square pieces of fabric, wrap the fabric around the pencil, stick the tip of the fabric in the glue and JAM the pencil into the foam.
Here are some of the finished products....Fredna, on the left used a primitive fabric with a maroon background and tan hearts. By the time it was put together, it looked like Victorian dried roses. Jennifer, in the middle, used a fabric with a white background with red, and two shades of pink hearts; and Kathy, used red and white polka dots. We had fun seeing the color the wreath turned out to be.
My next project is to try and make a Valentine Garland. What kind of craft are YOU going to try this Valentine Season!?!?!?!

26 comments:

  1. They all turned out great, and it looks like everyone had such a fun time making them. laurie

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  2. Hi Susan! Nice to see you again -

    I really like your craft day Valentines Day hearts. They all turned out so well. I think I like the pink-y one in the middle best. What a great craft for young people to do - I'll have to remember that!

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  3. What a fun craft night! I love that! And your wreaths turned out so cute!

    XOOX
    Jen

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  4. very cute and easy....
    the best combination!!

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  5. THOSE ARE AWESOME! I need to try that sometime, my list gets longer all the time! Cindy

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  6. very cute idea...looks like yall had fun...

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  7. How fun! My favorite is the one that looks like antique roses.

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  8. A craft day, such a fun idea!

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  9. They are realy cute. I saw the hearts at the dollar store and almost bought one. Now I wish that I did. Thanks for coming by !

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  10. The wreaths turned out great and look so pretty! I love how each one looks different depending on the fabric used. I need to try this.
    Thanks for visiting my blog today.

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  11. Hi. Thanks for the visit. I appreciate all things hand made.

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  12. Beautiful Valentines post ;) Poor Valentines have been overshadowed here as we have the big Chinese New year next weekend. Happy weekend.

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  13. "What kind of craft are YOU going to try this Valentine Season!?!?!?!"

    Uh, I think I'll try making my bed (ha).

    My wife is a button collector (clothing buttons), and her craft is making beautiful displays on trays. She designs the backgrounds for her trays on the computer, and then she and I make the trays themselves with a router.

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  14. Hi Susan!

    I am starting a linky party each weekend where you can link up any projects that you have made during the week so everyone can come by and see them. I thought it would be fun to see what everyone has been creating. If you ever want to join, I'd love to have you!

    Happy Saturday!

    XOXO
    Jen

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  15. Thanks for linking up Susan! I still love your wreath. So so cute!!!

    XOXO
    Jen

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  16. Wow! Those really turned out great! I love hearts so Valentines Day is one of my favorite occasions. I am sewing hearts for Valentines gifts. I make them all year but they are especially fun to make this time of year.

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  17. Susan, I need to add this to my list of projects to do...Very Cute. Thanks for stopping by and your kind comment on my mirror with roses.
    Sherry

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  18. This is such a cute idea...sooooo much FUN doing crafts with friends...thanks for sharing these beautiful heart wreaths.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  19. That looks like great fun with great results!

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  20. Really enjoying your blog. These hearts look great.

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  21. love the hearts - happy valentines day to you!!

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  22. Hi, so nice to meet you. I’m Yoli, a fellow “Texas Blogging Gal”. I made it my goal to visit each member’s Blog. I don’t want to just “drive-thru” to meet a quota, but instead to share the gift of friendship that God gives us all. I’m excited to read your inspirational stories and see your creative works. You are always welcomed at my Apron Senorita Blog.

    Love the hearts. It is so much more fun to do it with friends. I just moved to central Texas so I'm missing my friends back home.

    I hope you had a great Valentine's day!! God Bless You!
    Yoli
    http://apronsenorita.blogspot.com/

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  23. Your v-day hearts are SO cute! I am going to try that next year.

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  24. Those are cute...I love the three of them, with their different tones of red/pink together

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  25. what a great craft. nothing better than girlfriends and creativity.

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  26. You are so crafty. Please come to my house and play!! I am also in the Houston area.

    Hi. I found you through Texas Blogging Gals and came by to say hello. You can find me at www.lonestarlifer.wordpress.com, so come by and say howdy sometime.
    LoneStarLifer
    Paula

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