Thursday

Ruffle Heart Craft Project

What You Need
Felt (10 pieces of 12x12 squares) your color choice
Cardboard (or light wood) cut into a heart shape ( or pre-made heart shape) This project uses a cardboard heart measuring 4 ½ inches in diameter
1 piece of paper Ribbon about 8 inches
Scissors
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Compass or something to draw a circle (use the bottom of a shot glass or something similar)


Before your Start: Draw  and cut out a small circle template using your compass , shot glass or something similar that measures approximately 1 inch in diameter.

Let Make It! Lay your template onto your felt and cut out 100 felt circles (you may need more if your cardboard heart is bigger, it takes about 6-8 circles to fill approximately a 2 inch area. Heat your glue gun. Glue your ribbon onto each side of the heart to form a loop.  To make the ruffles fold a circle in half and then in half again. Place a dollop of glue on the bottom (see image below) .




Apply the  felt ruffle to your cardboard cutout ruffle side up. Continue this process until your heart is covered. This takes time. Snuggle each piece up against each other (not to snug) and move across the cardboard heart until it is completely filled.


Then cover the edges using the same method. Turn the heart over and repeat on the back. Hang it up for Valentine ’s Day or just because.




*Katie’s Tid Bits Add a little bit of  glitter  to the edges of some of the ruffles for a little extra sparkle.




29 comments:

Odie Langley said...

Great project & very pretty.

Sherri said...

Katherine, what a great project!! I love it and I'm going to make some! Thanks for sharing the directions!

WobiSobi said...

I love this, I can't wait to make some!!

Jennifer Richardson said...

What a clever little beauty!
I love your idea
and applaud your patience:)
Inspired I am,
Jennifer

Heather said...

What a cute little heart! :)

BonjourRomance said...

How pretty! Okay, off to buy some felt.
Bon journée,
Mimi

RPRP said...

Beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kat said...

Very cute project and just in time for Valentine's Day!

Hugs,
Kat

Mina said...

Too sweet! What a lovely idea for a Valentine's decoration

Nicole Mariana said...

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XoXo Nicole Mariana

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A multi-dimensional life said...

That is just beautiful! Thanks for sharing this sweet idea!

TracyP said...

Great idea!! I so want to give this a go!! Thanks for the tutorial!

Alison said...

I absolutely adore this project! I would love for you to link it to my Fridays Unfolded at http://www.stuff-and-nonsense.net/2011/02/fridays-unfolded-4.html

New follower too!

Dee said...

Cute...easy...great gift giver with a box of chocolate. ♥

Posie said...

Hi, just catching up with your blog, thank you for visiting my blog. Wow what a lovely heart, my youngest will love this project. Best wishes,
Posie

Donna said...

Great project for V day!!! I love you playlilst too and Dave Koz's song is PERFECT for then also!!! Love your taste in music...it's mine too!

Cranberry Morning said...

That is a great idea for a really cute craft project!

Thanks for following Cranberry Morning. So nice to have you with us. :-)

caterpillar said...

I got to got to got try this....thanks for the directions...

beth said...

So many talented and crafty people in the blog world. How did i miss the craft gene?

Donene said...

Love this heart!! I am your newest follower! Thanks for your nice coments!

Jean said...

That is such a cute heart. Great idea.

Survey Junkie said...

Hi Katherine,
I'm your newest follower from Spotlight Saturday. Thank you for joining us. I love the heart, its gorgeous and what a fun project!

Have a great weekend,
Stacy
www.sjunkie.com

Sarah, Three Boys said...

I love your blog! Found you on the hop. I hope you will stop by ThreeBoys and follow along as well:)

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Amanda said...

This is so cute, thank you for sharing!

Thank you for the comment on my blog, have a wonderful weekend

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Thank you

Angela McInnis said...

So cute,Katie! I am your newest follower! Please, stop by and visit me again soon!
Angela

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Lin said...

Super cute! And it looks easy, too...like even I might be able to do it! ;)

Mom In Orbit

Jemm said...

This is really cute! Glad you stopped by to say hi :)

Anonymous said...

Love it!