SO, in an attempt to feel less ridiculous come March when the tree taking down will most like commence, I decided I’d turn our Christmas tree into a Valentine’s Day tree (no less ridiculous huh?). It was actually a lot of fun to decorate for the next season and I love how the tree looks now!
Hot Glue Gun
I started out cutting one heart out of felt. (It took a few tries to get one I liked.) Then I used this as a stencil for cutting out the rest of my hearts. Remember, you will need two hearts per ornament. So I cut out 14 hearts in order to make 7 ornaments. (Don’t throw out the scraps! We’re going to use them later.)
Once the hearts are cut out, place one heart on top of another. Starting at one of the rounded points of the heart, hand stitch around the border of the heart. Continue following the outside of the heart until you reach the top of the other rounded point.
Next, using the felt scraps leftover from cutting your hearts, stuff the inside of the heart to give it some “volume.” Once you get it nice a full, continue stitching along the edge of the heart until it is closed.
Then I cut some 6 in strands of bakers twine, tied them into a loop, and hot glued them to the back of the ornament. Be sure to attached the twine as close to the edge of the heart as possible. A few of mine hang a little lopsided because I attached the twine too low. Let them dry and they’re ready to hang! These would make great Valentine’s accents on door knobs, shelves, etc. You know, if you’re not into leaving your Christmas tree up for months. ;] xo JA