I love when an idea pops in your head and when you try it out, it works perfectly! This was not that idea…
I wanted to make a pretty Valentine garland using some of the Oly-Fun multi-purpose craft material that I had left over from other projects and my doily stencils from The Crafter’s Workshop. After a few stops and starts, I finally figured out the direction I wanted to go and LOVE the way it turned out! Here’s how I did it…
After trying both the 12×12 and the 6×6 versions of the Lace stencil and the Tatting stencil, I settled on the 6×6 Tatting stencil as the perfect size. I used red acrylic paint and a cosmetic sponge to add the design to the white fabric and white paint to do the same to the red fabric. I didn’t try to be perfect since I knew I would be cutting the design into a heart shape.
After all of my stenciling, I cut out three white hearts and seven red hearts…all the same size. The Oly-Fun fabric is thin, so I decided to sew two pieces together to give it a bit more bulk. I used red for the backing of all of the hearts and added a white zig-zag stitch to keep them together. If you don’t have a sewing machine, hand sewing or even just gluing the pieces together will work just fine.
Using some of my discarded white stenciled fabric and some plain red, I created rolled swirl roses. There are a ton of tutorials for these on Pinterest…I used this one. I found that adding a tiny dab of hot glue every once in a while helped keep the rose together better, and they were easy to make!
I hot glued a white feather and one of my swirl roses to each heart and then hot glued the hearts to a piece of jute for hanging. If jute is not your thing, ribbon would be a pretty option. And there you have it… a super sweet Valentine garland to add just a touch of decoration for the holiday!
The Crafter’s Workshop provided me with some product to create this project.
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