Sunday, January 18, 2015

Cupid's Arrow Heart

I have another heart shaped craft for you and this time its a little more involved than last week's wreath.  I actually had this yarn wrapped heart left over from a wreath I made last year.  You can read about that HERE.  You'll find directions on wrapping the heart with yarn in that post.

The heart you see below was made using items I had in my craft stash, but in case you don't have lots of "stuff" just hanging around like I do, it will be pretty cheap to recreate.
Since you probably don't have a yarn wrapped heart already lying around like I did, the yarn wrapping will be the hardest part of this project.  Okay, and maybe the flowers too if you don't already know how to create those.  Okay, so maybe its not so easy now!  Gosh!
Here's what you'll need to recreate my heart:

1 each - 9" foam heart form
1 roll - white/cream crepe paper streamer
1 skein - red yarn
1 square each - red and pink felt
10 each - pearl head pins
1/4 yard - Valentine fabric
1 each - 1/4" dow stick (about 18" long)
1 each - scrap of heavy card stock or cereal box
Hot glue gun and glue
Quick Dry Glue - I use Zip Dry or Aleen's Quick Dry Tacky Glue

Don't pay any attention to the roll of ribbon there, I change my mind a lot! I didn't end up using the ribbon.  To make the flowers from crepe paper, look HERE.  For the fabric flowers you can look HERE.  This is how I made paper roses, but its about the same thing only using fabric instead of paper.
To make the frilly little felt flowers you see on the right of the heart, you need 8 pink felt squares that measure 2" x 2".  First fold one point to the opposite side like you see above.
Then bring one of the free corners to the middle
Then the other free corner to the middle.
Now place a pearl head pin through the bottom point.
Push the pin into the foam heart form.
Using a hot glue gun, add the flowers you created with crepe paper and fabric.
Then using the above steps for folding the little felt squares, add about five more squares here and there around your flowers wherever you feel it needs to be filled in.
I took two small pieces of fabric and a few pearl head pins and added to the "flowers" on the right side of the  heart.  I felt it needed a bit more something else here.
To make Cupid's arrow, you'll need the 1/4" dow stick, red felt and a small amount of heavy card stock or cereal box.  I used my Nestabilities and Cuttlebug to cut out my hearts, but you can free hand them as well.  You will need two (2) hearts for the arrow.  Glue the felt heart onto the card stock for sturdiness.
Of course leave one heart intact, but cut the second heart in half and then place one piece on the other as you see above and glue together.
Hot glue your dow stick to the foam heart form in the position you want and then hot glue the full heart on at the top end of the stick and the half heart on the lower end of the stick.
This turned out stinkin' adorable if I do say so myself!  I hope you try one too.  Let me know if you do, I'd like to see it!  What kind of  Valentine's Day decor are you making?

It doesn't have to be done all at once.  It is a slow process in the works! C-ya next time!

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5 comments:

  1. Your cupids arrow heart is adorable! We would love for you to share your tutorial via a link with our readers at www.craftfoxes.com. We are always looking for creative fun ideas. Hope to see you there! #foxalert

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  2. Your wreath came out really nice. Would love if you shared this on the Merry Monday Link Party and the Spring Craft Blog Hop.

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  3. This is really gorgeous! I love your sweet wreath! Thank you for sharing tutorial!
    Hope you have a wonderful day!
    Hugs and love from Portugal,
    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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  4. What an adorable and absolutely doable project! Love It! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at The Mommy Monday Blog Hop... YOU make #MondayForMoms!

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  5. Love this Valentine's Wreath! Thanks so much for the inspiration and for sharing on Show Me Saturday!
    ~ Ashley

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