Monday, 13 August 2012

Felt Heart Decorations

Ikea felt hearts 1
During the year I have been really sorting out the contents of my craft cupboards and drawers, trying to use as much stuff up as possible.  I must have had these sewn felt hearts for well over three years.
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I bought several boxes of them from an Ikea sale and think I paid about 50p for a box of twelve, but never knew quite what to do with them when I got them home.
prima Say It In Studs
But, then I had an Ulrika moment when I “re-found”  these Prima “Say It In Studs” self adhesive jewel stickers.  As I had several packets of the same designs and colour ways I was able to put the same design on each side of the heart, and no sewing …. or messing with glue, they were all done in five minutes.
Ikea felt hearts 3
I also found some leftover bows for these four hearts, adding a flat backed gem in the centre.
As you know I don’t usually give cards to my work colleagues at Christmas,  preferring to give them a small decoration for their tree which will hopefully stay with them a lot longer than a card, and that is what I intend to do with these.

10 comments:

Dianne said...

All came together perfectly and couldn't have been better had you searched far and wide for the exact embellishment!...Dianne

scrappyjen said...

Beautiful project which will be treasured by the folk you give them too. Jenx

Sue said...

Really lovely. You do come up with some fab ideas:)

marc said...

those are fab would look nice on a christmas tree to great gems big love marc

tilly said...

much nicer than a card, they will look stunning and be used year after year....
Tilly

Suze Bain said...

What a lovely idea, you're doing so well using up some of your 'stash'! xx

Toni said...

What a lovely idea and they will last so much longer than a card.
Toni xx

Pamela said...

I really like these - so simple but very pretty. They'll look lovely on a Christmas tree. They'd also look great with several on a string/ribbon and used as a garland to hang from a stair banister of fireplace.

Vic said...

what a lovely idea...to give your colleages these little decorations instead of cards at christmas...!!!! x

KraftyKaren said...

So lovely - what a great idea to give something that come out each year.