DIY Felt Hearts

DIY Felt Hearts

Get ready for Valentine’s Day with these DIY felt hearts! These darling hearts are quick and easy to make and perfect to display alone, or use in various projects!

Get ready for Valentine's Day with these DIY felt hearts! These darling hearts are quick and easy to make and perfect to display alone, or use in various projects!

DIY Felt Hearts

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Here’s what you need to make your DIY felt hearts:

  • Felt – white, pinks, and/or red
  • Pearly beads
  • Heart template (free printable below)
  • Scissors
  • Needle & thread
  • Hot glue sticks and glue gun

Start by grabbing the heart template by adding your info below.

Cut out the paper hearts in the sizes you want to use. I cut them all out just so I could move them around and see what I liked.
Get ready for Valentine's Day with these DIY felt hearts! These darling hearts are quick and easy to make and perfect to display alone, or use in various projects!

Next cut some hearts out of felt. You can make a plan ahead of time or just go for it!
Get ready for Valentine's Day with these DIY felt hearts! These darling hearts are quick and easy to make and perfect to display alone, or use in various projects!

Use the big hearts as a base to add smaller hearts to. You can stitch around the edges of the biggest heart or any of the hearts you want to layer.

Stitch on pearly beads then use a thin layer of hot glue to stick the layers of hearts together.
Get ready for Valentine's Day with these DIY felt hearts! These darling hearts are quick and easy to make and perfect to display alone, or use in various projects!

If you’d like your hearts to be firmer for making wreaths or a garland, hot glue a second heart to the back. If the lower layer doesn’t quite match up, trim the edges.
Get ready for Valentine's Day with these DIY felt hearts! These darling hearts are quick and easy to make and perfect to display alone, or use in various projects!

These DIY felt hearts come together so quickly and are so cute and festive!

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Get ready for Valentine's Day with these DIY felt hearts! These darling hearts are quick and easy to make and perfect to display alone, or use in various projects!

Tuck in with your everyday decor or hang on the corners of picture frames for a festive touch.

Add mini clothespins and fishing line for an easy garland.
Get ready for Valentine's Day with these DIY felt hearts! These darling hearts are quick and easy to make and perfect to display alone, or use in various projects! Get ready for Valentine's Day with these DIY felt hearts! These darling hearts are quick and easy to make and perfect to display alone, or use in various projects!

Glue some DIY felt hearts to a wreath form for a darling wreath.
Get ready for Valentine's Day with these DIY felt hearts! These darling hearts are quick and easy to make and perfect to display alone, or use in various projects!

Arrange hearts on a charger for some cute table decor.
Get ready for Valentine's Day with these DIY felt hearts! These darling hearts are quick and easy to make and perfect to display alone, or use in various projects!

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Get ready for Valentine's Day with these DIY felt hearts! These darling hearts are quick and easy to make and perfect to display alone, or use in various projects! Get ready for Valentine's Day with these DIY felt hearts! These darling hearts are quick and easy to make and perfect to display alone, or use in various projects! Get ready for Valentine's Day with these DIY felt hearts! These darling hearts are quick and easy to make and perfect to display alone, or use in various projects! Get ready for Valentine's Day with these DIY felt hearts! These darling hearts are quick and easy to make and perfect to display alone, or use in various projects! Get ready for Valentine's Day with these DIY felt hearts! These darling hearts are quick and easy to make and perfect to display alone, or use in various projects!

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Easy Valentine’s Day Garland

Easy Valentine’s Day Garland

Create this easy Valentine’s Day garland using paper flowers and doilies! It’s a super quick project perfect for parties or your home decor.

Create this easy Valentine's Day garland using paper flowers and doilies! It's a super quick project perfect for parties or your home decor. 

Easy Valentine’s Day Garland

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Here’s what you’ll need:

Create this easy Valentine's Day garland using paper flowers and doilies! It's a super quick project perfect for parties or your home decor. 

Separate a few doilies and flower layers.
Create this easy Valentine's Day garland using paper flowers and doilies! It's a super quick project perfect for parties or your home decor. 

Arrange the flowers on the hearts then attach with glue dots. Gently bend the flower petals away from the heart to give them some depth.
Create this easy Valentine's Day garland using paper flowers and doilies! It's a super quick project perfect for parties or your home decor. 

Cut a piece of fishing line the length you’d like your garland. Remember to leave room for it swag down.Stretch it out and secure ends so it doesn’t curl up when you start attaching the hearts. (I like to either go ahead and attach it where it’s going to stay or use painter’s tape to hang in a temporary spot)

Use the mini clothespins to attach the flowers to the fishing line.

Create this easy Valentine's Day garland using paper flowers and doilies! It's a super quick project perfect for parties or your home decor. 

Enjoy!
Create this easy Valentine's Day garland using paper flowers and doilies! It's a super quick project perfect for parties or your home decor. 

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Personalized dry erase board

Personalized dry erase board

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Next, I designed the lettering with a cute font and uploaded to Cricut Design Space.

Make your personalized dry erase board!

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Personalize a dry erase board with your word of the year - or anything else! Get the free Cricut cut file - finding joy! - and make your own!

Add to your dry erase board

Personalize a dry erase board with your word of the year - or anything else! Get the free Cricut cut file - finding joy! - and make your own!

Enjoy!

Personalize a dry erase board with your word of the year - or anything else! Get the free Cricut cut file - finding joy! - and make your own!

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Make your own string art projects with these 10 easy tips

Make your own string art projects with these 10 easy tips

It’s easy to make your own string art projects with these 10 helpful tips! Design your own or make this project with a free printable pattern!

It's easy to make your own string art projects with these helpful tips! Design your own or make this project with a free printable pattern!

It's easy to make your own string art projects with these helpful tips! Design your own or make this project with a free printable pattern!
It's easy to make your own string art projects with these helpful tips! Design your own or make this project with a free printable pattern!

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Why “&”

About a year ago, I started collecting ampersands (& symbol) art. I love the symbol and what it stands for. And – there’s more. And – no matter the crisis, this isn’t the end. And – set your goal and follow through. So hopeful and motivating to think ahead! So, I wanted to create something to focus on moving forward. That’s my inspiration for this project!

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Supplies Needed

  • Wood board (softer wood is easier)
  • 1″ Wire Brads or Nails
  • Hammer
  • Crochet Thread, size 10
  • White Paint
  • Painters tape
  • Cheap paintbrush
  • Wood arrow

Make your string art project

Board Prep

  1. Measure to find the middle of your board lengthwise. Use a ruler to lightly draw a line across.
  2. Stick painters tape on one side of the pencil line.
    It's easy to make your own string art projects with these helpful tips! Design your own or make this project with a free printable pattern!
  3. Using a dry brush, lightly brush paint along the angle you’d like your stripes to go. Do a few more lines to use as a guide.
    *Hint – dry brushing can flip little specks of paint around so use a drop cloth or work in an area where this won’t be a problem.
    It's easy to make your own string art projects with these helpful tips! Design your own or make this project with a free printable pattern!
  4. Fill in paint until you like how it looks. I left mine pretty rustic.
    It's easy to make your own string art projects with these helpful tips! Design your own or make this project with a free printable pattern!
  5. Let it dry, then peel off the tape.
  6. Stick another piece of tape over the edge of the painted area. You want the paint to meet, so you can even leave a tiny bit of paint showing.
    It's easy to make your own string art projects with these helpful tips! Design your own or make this project with a free printable pattern!
  7. Use your ruler to help find what looks like the opposite angle of the stripes you’ve painted. You can be fancy and measure or just eyeball it.
    It's easy to make your own string art projects with these helpful tips! Design your own or make this project with a free printable pattern!   It's easy to make your own string art projects with these helpful tips! Design your own or make this project with a free printable pattern!
  8. Paint a few guide stripes then fill the area in.
    It's easy to make your own string art projects with these helpful tips! Design your own or make this project with a free printable pattern!
  9. Let it dry, then peel off the tape to see how it looks. If you need to do any touchups, now’s the time.
    It's easy to make your own string art projects with these helpful tips! Design your own or make this project with a free printable pattern!

Now for the string art

  1. Print your design, line it up where you like it on the board, and tape it down.
    It's easy to make your own string art projects with these helpful tips! Design your own or make this project with a free printable pattern!
  2. Hammer nails around the edges. I put mine about 1/3″ apart.
  3. Work across your board, hammering the nails firmly enough in that they won’t tip with a little pressure,
  4. Once you have the nails in, pull your paper off. You don’t want to skip this step – it would be really hard to get off after the thread is on.
  5. Tie your thread tightly on one of the nails. Outline your project by threading around each nail, with the thread on the outside of the outline.
    It's easy to make your own string art projects with these helpful tips! Design your own or make this project with a free printable pattern!   It's easy to make your own string art projects with these helpful tips! Design your own or make this project with a free printable pattern!
  6. Fill in threads with a pattern, or randomly. I love the look of random for this project!
  7. Work your way all around, change colors if that’s part of your plan, then tie off tightly when finished.
    It's easy to make your own string art projects with these helpful tips! Design your own or make this project with a free printable pattern!
  8. Outline your project again to give a clean finishing look. Pull your threads to the inside of the work to hide them.
Enjoy!

It's easy to make your own string art projects with these helpful tips! Design your own or make this project with a free printable pattern!

Tips for string art projects

  • Use softer wood to make it easier to get the nails where you want them.
  • Avoid wood with knots.
  • Be sure the nails aren’t going through the back of the board.
  • Start with outlining your project by taking the thread around the outside of the nails, wrapping around each nail as you go.
  • Finish your project by outlining again. This gives it a nice, clean look.
  • Wrap the thread around each nail before moving on or occasionally throughout the process. It will help you keep the thread taut so you won’t have to pull as hard.
  • Every so often, look at the board at an angle. The nails should be going in pretty straight. If they aren’t, fix the problem ones.
    It's easy to make your own string art projects with these helpful tips! Design your own or make this project with a free printable pattern!
  • Throughout the process, place your hand on the nails you’ve already put in to see if any feel way higher or lower than the others. It will help you stay consistent.
  • If you need to take a break, keep the thread taut and wrap it around your board a few times so you can set it down without the whole things loosening up.
    It's easy to make your own string art projects with these helpful tips! Design your own or make this project with a free printable pattern!
  • Work from one side of your board to the other. It can be really awkward to get nails in the middle of an area that already has a few nails.

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Silver Snowflakes

Silver Snowflakes

Make your own silver snowflakes in 10 minutes using floral wire! It’s an easy craft that brings an elegant touch to your decor. Use different colors of wire for various looks.

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Supplies

Floral wire

#15 Knitting Needles

Hot Glue Gun

Craft rhinestone

Clear fishing line or ribbon

Make your Silver Snowflake

  1. Wrap floral wire around a knitting needle, leaving about 1/3′ between wraps.
    Make your own silver snowflakes in 10 minutes using floral wire! It's an easy craft that brings an elegant touch to your decor. Use different colors of wire for various looks.
    Experiment with different colors of wire for different looks!
  2. Cut wire when you get to the end of your knitting needle.
  3. Do this twice more so you have three wires.
  4. Arrange them across each other to form your snowflake.
    Make your own silver snowflakes in 10 minutes using floral wire! It's an easy craft that brings an elegant touch to your decor. Use different colors of wire for various looks.
  5. Add a blob of hot glue to the middle to secure.
  6. Add rhinestone in the middle to cover the blob of glue.
  7. Wrap wire around the knitting needle in lengths of three inches and cut wire. Make six of these.
  8. Gently bend each 3″ length of wire into a “V” shape.
    Make your own silver snowflakes in 10 minutes using floral wire! It's an easy craft that brings an elegant touch to your decor. Use different colors of wire for various looks.
  9. Set each “V” onto one of the snowflake arms. Add hot glue to each to secure.
    Make your own silver snowflakes in 10 minutes using floral wire! It's an easy craft that brings an elegant touch to your decor. Use different colors of wire for various looks.
  10. Pick up gently to be sure glue is dry.
  11. Add ribbon or fishing line if you’d like a hanger.

Enjoy your silver snowflakes!

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