Sunday, January 24, 2010

Valentine's Day Heart Banner

This garland idea is all the rage for all different occasions, isn't it? I've been seeing it everywhere. I was inspired to do this Valentine's Garland from Little Birdie Secrets. So, I ventured up to the attic where my box of fabric is hidden to see if I had appropriate fabric. Look what I found!! I didn't need to buy one scrap of fabric for this project! I had ALL of the fabric, ALL of the embellishments, and the poly-fil all on hand! I don't pride myself at being a good keeper of a stash.....but I think I'll have to reconsider after this project!

It was a little more time consuming than I had anticipated, but a fun project nonetheless. I cut out three different shaped hearts from paper as templates. Cut pieces of my fabric and embellished them before sewing them together and stuffing them.

I went through an old bag of buttons from my Grandmother and came across this one that said "St. Peter's School". My Dad went to St. Pete's! So, I have a button on my project that my Dad once wore on a school uniform. I LOVE that! Click image to enlarge.

So, there you have it! An adorable Valentine decoration to hang from a mantel, a doorway, or a ledge like I have it.

I think it would be a pretty economical project even if you didn't happen upon a stash of red fabrics like I did! I think you could go to the fabric store and buy a couple fat quarters and go to town! Go do it!!


  1. This is absolutely brilliant! WOW. Very, very, very nice. The button makes it extra special for me. I'm a sucker for old memorabilia like that and it is brilliant to use it in a valentines decoration like this.

    I might do some bunting with sailing boats... I have a few pieces i could do like that. thank you for posting and being so inspiring with such a brilliant idea and amazing needle work.

    xx Ines

  2. Oh, BEHAVE! Look at all the {giggle!} trouble you get yourself into! DIDN'T NEED TO BUY ANYTHING!!! Oh, WAIT! That means double bonus points ~ you get to buy MORE next time! Hee Hee THIS project is OUTSTANDING, you lil' crafty craftress! I love it! I adore it! It makes my HEART SING!!! Not only is that button a SOLID GOLD NUGGET of love and memorabilia... but the whole project is going to make one heck of an heirloom! A+ for ADORABLE!

    P.S. You give those girls a squeeze for ME! I'm so happy to hear that they enjoyed my lil' lamb! Oh, it was so fun to MAKE SOMETHING! You guys have a GREAT Sunday! Stay warm!

  3. Beautiful! The pictures do them justice. I love the St.Pete's heart- too sweet!

  4. Adorable. I would be honored to have you add it to my blog party

    Amaze Me Monday Blog Party

  5. This is super duper cute Beth!! I may have to copy it for my house. I found you from Sew much Ado linky.

  6. Looks like a good project for this weekend ... thank you for sharing, love it!!

  7. Cute garland. Following from the blog hop. Hope you can follow back.
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  8. I loved your idea so much, I featured it at Sassy Sites for my "Saturday Shoutouts". Thanks for linking it up to our FFA Friday link party! Happy Saturday! xoxo!!

  9. I've put together a final round up of Valentine projects on Craft Gossip and included your fun post here

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