Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Red Felt Heart

Amy from the Idea Room made the cutest red felt heart wreath.  I used her felt flower technique to make mine.   I love her blog, she has the greatest ideas!

Martha Stewart

I have been wanting to make Martha Stewart's beautiful wreath since I saw it last Valentine's.  I was in Michaels trying to find a heart form and cheap flowers to match Martha's.  I found gorgeous flowers in the silk floral section but they were about five dollars a piece!  I couldn't justify purchasing them.  I make way too many crafts...so I have to keep it cheap!
Then I remembered seeing Amy's great idea with the felt yesterday. I made this for nothing because I used felt I had on hand, I have a large hoard of goodies in my house!
First I needed a wreath form.  I have a very cute heart plate from Target that made the perfect pattern.  I  traced it onto thin scrap wood, and cut it out with the jigsaw.  I wanted a little poof to the heart, so I cut some scrap fleece to match the heart, glued it on with a glue gun, left a space to stuff, then filled it with fiberfill.
I added a few tacks to keep the fleece and stuffing down. Then I traced the circles, and cut. I used pinking shears and like the result.  I then folded  the circles twice and dabbed with a little glue from the glue gun. (Amy used a foam wreath and used pins to adhere the felt flowers.) You need to hold the folded fabric until the glue sets.  I then put more glue on the bottom and attached the folded circle to the wreath, starting with the outer edge.
I finished the wreath off with a silver ribbon saved from Christmas packages and flecked it with some silver glitter spray.  I'm still thinking about those gorgeous flowers like Martha's in Michael's... but I really love this too!







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31 comments:

gail@myrepurposedlife.blogspot.com said...

ohhh, sooo cute! you did a great job, and you can't beat the cost!
I'm tired, it's been a long day... going to bed
gail

Julee said...

That is just gorgeous! I love the glitter you added! I saw an idea for one on littlebirdiesecrets.blogspot.com - using a heart wreath and fabric - and actually made it last night! I may have to break out my red felt to make this one too :) How much of the red felt do you think you used?

Kara@ Creations by Kara said...

Oh my goodness, this is gorgeous!! I just bought some red felt, so I can't wait to try it. Thanks for sharing!

Steph said...

I LOVE IT CANDACE!!!!!

love,
your #1 fan

Candace@craftysisters-nc said...

Julee,
I used an entire yard, down to the last cut circle! I'm glad you like it. If you don't have a saw to cut a form, you could easily use sturdy cardboard. Good luck, it's really pretty simple!

~ RM said...

Wow, this looks like a lot of work, but the impact is HUGE!! I love it!

Hey, check out my blog, I passed on an award to you both... No pressure to accept, just know I thought of you!

Kate @ The Gaines Gang said...

L.O.V.E. It!!

Just too cute!

jenjen said...

So cute!!! I love that. Makes me want to make another wreath!!!

XOOX
Jen

Kathleen said...

I love yours WAY more then Martha's!!!

artisticblend said...

That is beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

Prior said...

I heart this... Lezlee

autumn said...

for real, this is my favorite project you have done so far! seriously, so cute. i have always wanted to make a valentines wreath, but all the ones i have ever seen seem a little too...i don't know... but this wreath is such a great balance of sophisticated and fun and sweet. i love it.
p.s. when do you sleep?!

Rene said...

I want one! How long did it take?

Candace@craftysisters-nc said...

Rene,
This took exactly 1 naptime, while watching a movie. My mother-in-law (the quilter) taught me that if your going to cut fabric....be efficient by layering and cut a lot at a time. I folded the fabric a couple of times to cut circles fast. I also held the folded glued fabrics between several fingers to set, while gluing.
I told you we were "craaazy crafters!" Really, it's not that bad to make! :)

Cami said...

I've seen lots of heart wreaths floating around on blogland and I must say this is by far my favorite one! I love the deep red color and the depth and texture. Super cute!

Jess said...

LOVE your wreath! It is gorgeous! I love how you used pinking shears and glitter - both add so much to the wreath!

Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage said...

GORGEOUS!!!!

jen said...

i like yours even better than the martha much more colorful!

burlap + blue said...

This is so, so lovely!! I have seen several valentine's wreaths lately...I think seeing your post has inspired me to create one of my own!!

**Amy** said...

Very creative twist! I love the full heart! Yours is beautiful!

The Smith Family said...

I LOVE that!
Shelley

Heather said...

Just wanted to let you know I featured this and you on my blog yesterday. Feel free to snag my "I was featured at The Gift Closet" buttons. Have a blessed day & thanks for a cute idea!

Heather
the Gift Closet
www.thegiftcloset.blogspot.com

Maggie Mae said...

I like your heart so much better than Martha's!

Tanna P . . . aka knitting.ninja said...

I totally adore this!!! I want to make one right now!!!

Amy Loos said...

Candace, this is soooo gorgeous! I love it! Could you tell me how big the circles were that you cut out?

Can't wait to make one! Blessings, Amy

Candace@craftysisters-nc said...

Amy Loos~
I wasn't sure how to let you know the size of the circles, I hope you check back here.

I used a 3 inch wide cup. I believe it was a small cup from Ikea.:)

Good luck!

FATOJ said...

wooaawww that is really perfect...but i need a lot of time to make it:S

Breanne said...

Using the pinking shears was a great idea!

Wal Artesanal said...

adorable!!!

Olga said...

it's magic!!!

Dorota said...

Wow,it is so cute!I love it!

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