It’s time for another month of The Creative Carousel!
This months theme is Valentine’s Day. Fitting, no?
Here’s my project:
-Tulle or ribbon
-Heat and Bond
-Iron, glue gun
-Scissors, needle, and thread
-Yarn or ribbon
Draw heart shape. (I use the fold a piece of paper in half and cut half a heart method.) Trace your heart onto the paper side of some heat and bond. You buy it at the fabric store and it comes on a roll. They sell both light duty (that you can sew through) and heavy duty (which you can’t.) Either kind will work for this project.
Set your iron to medium heat and iron the heat and bond onto the wrong side of your fabric. It only takes 4-5 seconds.
Now cut out your hearts with a pair of sharp fabric scissors. Fabric on the front, paper on the back.
Now for the cool part. You should be able to just pull that paper off, leaving a shiny back of meltable gluey stuff. Meltable gluey stuff is the actual technical term I’m pretty sure. 😉 Tip: If the paper doesn’t pull of easily, just iron it for a few more seconds, let it cool, and try again.
Now place your heart onto a piece of felt and iron it in place. This time iron it for 10-20 seconds to make sure you get a really good bond. Tip: Don’t just hold your iron in one place. Those little holes for steam won’t melt the glue, so you want to move your iron so you get good adhesion.
Cut out your heart, leaving as much of a border as you like.
If you want, you can add a ribbon to the middle. I used tulle, but ribbon or fabric would be cute too.
Now sit down, watch a chick flick, and make up a bunch of felt flowers that I showed you yesterday.
When you have as many hearts and flowers as you need, just glue them to a piece of yarn or ribbon. Tip: If you glue the yarn close to the top, the hearts and flowers will lay flat instead of flipping forward.
Check out all the fun ideas from the other amazing ladies:
#1- Felt Valentine Banner: right here!
#2-Valentine Candy Labels by Kristyn at Lil’ Luna
#3- Valentine Chair Pouch by Alison at Oopsey Daisy
#4-Pallet State Love at Lolly Jane
#5-Personalized Valentine CD’s by Amanda at Every Creative Endeavor
Amy at Positively Splendid is hosting the GIVEAWAY this month, and oh my goodness am I wishing I could enter! But I can’t. So you need to. Because I would be thrilled if one of my readers won the loot!