Sew Your Own Mini Felt Conversation Hearts

Cute Mini Felt Hearts

Candy conversation hearts are all the rage around Valentine’s Day, but with a few scraps of felt and embroidery floss you can make some of your own that have your sentiments on them and can be used year after year.

Felt Heart Materials

Materials List:

  • Variety of 9×12 felt squares or scraps
  • Heart shaped template or cookie cutter
  • Coordinating embroidery floss
  • Embroidery needle
  • Straight scissors
  • Pinking shears
  • Pen or pencil

Instructions:

Trace Template for Hearts 1.Using a pen or pencil and your template, trace 2 hearts onto the felt for every mini conversation heart you wish to make.

Felt Heart Stitched Messages2. Cut the hearts out using pinking shears while removing the pen or pencil lines.  Lightly pencil on a sentiment and stitch it on with three strands of embroidery floss using the back stitch. You may also just leave the hearts blank.

Stuff Felt Hearts3. Then, using the running stitch, stitch two hearts together, stitching almost all the way around, stop and stuff it with bits of cut up felt. Once it’s stuffed, finish stitching it closed.

Felt Hearts on Night StandNow, here are some ideas on how to use them. Lay a few where your sweetie puts their watch and rings for bedtime to surprise them.

Felt Hearts in Lunch Send a couple in your child’s lunch bag on the big day…or any day you want to tell them you love them! My son is 14…FYI, don’t do that at this age….

Felt Hearts at the TablePlace them on or sprinkle them around the dinner table  during the Valentine season.

Felt Hearts Sprinkled on Bed

They look sweet sprinkled on the bed as a surprise for your Valentine!

You might want to toss one or two in a briefcase or coat pocket so your loved ones can make the discovery while they are away from you.

Framed Felt Hearts

Look how cute these would be matted and framed in a shadow box and brought out year after year! Or, sew a safety pin to the back and pin them on your purse, coat, or a scarf.

Ribbons could be sewn on to the hearts and they could be hung from a chandelier, strung like a garland over the fireplace or across a headboard or mirror, or skip the ribbons completely and just pile the hearts into glass jars or bowls. Use your imagination and I’m sure you’ll think of so many wonderful places to hide them to surprise your special Valentine .

Shari

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