I came up with these heart ornaments as thank you gifts for all the wonderful women that helped me make projects for the Super-Simple Creative Costumes book. They were fun, easy to make, and used up some scraps from other book projects I had hanging around. Soon I had more than I needed for my thank you’s so they became Christmas ornaments, gift card holders and even package tags. I hope you have as much fun with them as I did.
- 2 fat quarters of complimentary fabric
- 18” x 22” piece of fast2fuse fusible interfacing*
- Thread to match
- Sewing machine
- Hot glue gun
- Ribbons, charms or other embellishments
- Template paper or die cut machine with two sizes of heart dies – mine were 41/2” and 2 3/4” h
- Pearle cotton
- Tapestry needle
*in order to use one fast2fuse craft pack (a 15″ x 18″ piece) instead of a 1/2 yard cut off a bolt (18″ x 22″), the sizes of your hearts will need to be slightly adjusted.
- Iron and fuse the fabric to each side of the fast2fuse
- With heart template, or die cut machine, cut out two large hearts and two small ones.
- Satin stitch around each heart. Tie off threads to the wrong side and trim away excess.
- Lay two of the large hearts together, wrong sides together. Using a straight stitch, sew hearts together just on the inside of your satin stitching. Make sure to leave a large enough opening at the top to include your gift card.
- With pearle cotton and tapestry needle add a loop so you can hang ornament on a tree or package.
- Glue two small hearts to front and back of ornament.
- Embellish front with ribbons and charms.
You could use about any shape you like—ovals, circles, squares—to create unique ornaments. Some other options are party favors, place cards, thank you note holders, a valentines…With a little fancy cutting, you could even make them into ornament frames and add pictures of family and friends.
I’d love to see what you come up with.