I am totally looking forward to celebrating Valentine’s Day this year. I have already started planning a Valentine’s Day themed craft party in my home at the end of the month. I sent each guest an invitation complete with a little handmade gift. What better way to get in the spirit of the day we celebrate love, than a heart? It was so easy to make these little heart-shaped magnets, and everyone loved them!
You will need:
* Sheets of felt in your choice of color ( The sheets I bought were 9 x 12 and they were $0.25 a piece) You’ll probably get about 20 hearts or 10 finished hearts off each sheet. This number can vary depending on the size you choose to make the hearts.
* Round Magnets ( I chose a package of 50 magnets that were 3/4 ” in size) I paid $6.99 for the package.
* Round white labels / stickers that correspond with the size magnet you choose. See step 9.
* Embroidery floss in your choice of color (Each 8.7 yard color cost about $0.25 a piece)
1. Cut out your heart-shaped pieces of felt. Use one as a template for the next so that your pieces will match up and you won’t have to trim anything once your ready to sew. Measure to make sure that your magnets will fit inside the heart-shaped felt, allowing room for your stitches. The hearts I cut measured 2 inches high by 2 inches at the widest part.
2. Place two of the hearts together. Trim off any excess felt, so that the hearts align perfectly.
3. Thread 2 pieces of embroidery thread about 36 inches long onto your sewing needle. You’ll notice that there are actually 6 different pieces of thread wound together to make the floss. Just separate 2 pieces and set the other 4 pieces aside for the next heart.
4. Tie a knot with the two pieces of thread at the end.
5. With the 2 hearts aligned, put the needle between the two pieces of felt and pull the thread through until the knot catches the thread.
6. Bring the needle to the top piece of felt and push it through about 1/4″ from the edge and 1/4″ from the first stitch. Leave a little loop at the top.
7. Pull the thread through the loop.
8. Bring the needle back up to the top piece of felt and repeat steps 6 through 8 until you’ve gotten almost all the way around the heart. Just leave enough room to put the magnet in.
9. Place the magnet in between the two pieces of felt and continue stitching. * I placed a round white label / sticker on each side of the magnets that I placed in the light color felt so that the dark-colored magnet wouldn’t show through.
10. Once you’ve stitched your way back to the beginning, simply tie off at the beginning stitch a trim the excess thread.
I sent them out in these colors.