Thursday, 11 December 2014
Upcycled Festive Heart Decorations
Yesterday I made these Scandinavian-inspired heart decorations for our Christmas tree. They're very simple to make, and almost completely upcycled!
The method is so easy it's guessable, so I didn't make a proper tutorial, but here's a quick run down.
Template (from junk mail)
Fabric (old pillowcase)
Filling (from knackered old pillow)
Embroidery thread (from charity shop)
Using the template, I cut out hearts and sewed them right sides together, leaving a gap for turning.
Then I turned them so the right side of the fabric was facing outwards, and stuffed them with filling.
After sewing up the gap, I threaded a darning needle with 5-6 inch lengths of embroidery thread and pushed it through the top of the hearts, tying the ends in a knot to make a loop.
Here they are on our tree! Also seen here are several homemade items I've posted about in the past:
Recycled Magazine Garland
Tin Can Tea Light Holders
Felt Doves and Peace, Hope & Joy Stars Decorations