Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Felt Candy Hearts Tutorial

Too soon to already be thinking about Valentine's Day? Since I've been on this felt food kick, I thought it would be cute to make felt candy hearts to give Mia for Valentine's Day. I made them last night just to see what they would look like and I love them! I plan to make a bunch more. I played around with the embroidery stitches to see which I liked best. The pink one is the blanket stitch, I did that one first, and decided it wasn't my fave for this project, so I just did the basic stitch and liked that better. I didn't think about doing a tutorial until this morning, so I don't have pictures of the process, but I will do my best to explain how I did it. These are the supplies you will need. ( I forgot to take a picture of the felt, sorry!)
Supplies Needed:
1. Felt in whatever color you would like you candy hearts to be
2. Scissors
3. A dark pink fine tip Sharpie marker
4. Embroidery floss in the colors you are using for your candy hearts
5. Embroidery needle (I forgot to take a picture of that too)
6. Heart Stencil if you don't want to make your own (I got mine at WalMart)
How to:
I couldn't find my stencil last night, but I had a heart already cut out from a previous project so I used that as my stencil.
I cut out all my heart shapes (2 per color because you will be embroidering both sides together)
When I was done cutting out my hearts, I tied a knot at one end of my embroidery floss and threaded it through my embroidery needle.
I placed the two hearts together and started my embroidery stitch at the top of the heart, in the middle. You will want to push the needle through the backside so your knot isn't on the front to start. From there I just did a basic stitch all the way around the heart (ie:go up from the back with the needle, pull through, then go back up through the back again...make sense?) Once I got back to the top of the heart where I started, I tied a knot on the back. Lastly, I used my pink Sharpie to write on each heart. Taduhhhh!!! So easy and so cute! Hope you can understand my tutorial, I've never done one. if you have any questions feel free to comment and leave your email address :)



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9 comments:

Angie Neil said...

You did a GREAT job on your first tute! The hearts came out SO CUTE!! I'm gonna have to follow your tute to make some for Serenity!

karen said...

Cute hearts - now you've got me wanting to try some felt food!

Cassandra said...

These would be so cute for little decorations!... oh no not another project for the 'one day' list :) btw LOVE the little infant head band on your right bar!!

Katie said...

Thanks for the comments ladies! I love to hear from you :) Cassandra, you're right, these WOULD make great decorations! My three year old is way into felt food right now, so they are her gift for Valentine's Day. If you ever want to order a flower clip or headband, let me know!

Polly said...

Neat idea! I'll have to make some for my kids. Thanks for linking up!

Lenetta @ Nettacow said...

Did I already leave a comment? I feel like I'm repeating myself here, so if I did, please delete. :>) I love these - especially the way you wrote the messages. I'd have been fumbling with embroidery, which would have taken ten times as long and not looked nearly as nice! I linked to these on my weekly roundup - thanks so much for sharing!

Heather@ theherberfamily.blogspot.com said...

Soo, soo sweet!

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Heather@ theherberfamily.blogspot.com said...

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Chelsea said...

So cute!