Free Pattern :: Felt Hearts Valentine Decoration

"At the touch of love, everyone becomes a poet." -- Plato  

"At the touch of love, everyone becomes a poet." -- Plato

 

These easy to stitch felt hearts declare your love to all who see it.  

 

 

You will need:
4   9" x 12" sheets of craft felt in 3 shades of pink (You will need 2 sheets for the largest heart.)
6   colors of your choice of stranded embroidery floss
1  yd of pink 3/8" wide grosgrain ribbon
Aleene's ® Turbo Tacky Glue
pillow fiber polyfill
embroidery needle
tapestry needle
scissors
pins
Hearts paper pattern 

 Let's create!

 1.  Cut out the three felt hearts.
Line up 2 sheets of one color.  Pin in place the paper patern and proceed to cut out the largest heart. Take the next color of felt.  Fold it in half.  Pin the heart pattern in place and cut out the next heart. Repeat this procedure for the final heart.

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5.  Proceed to the second heart.
Tuck the ribbon attached to the bottom of the largest heart and pin it into place at the top of the second heart.  Cut another 4" piece of ribbon and tuck it into the bottom of the second heart and pin it into place. Embroider and stuff as with the large heart.

6. Proceed to the final heart.
Tuck the ribbon attached to the bottom of the second heart and pin it into place at the top of the final heart.  Embroider and stuff as with the other two hearts.  

7.  Finish with a ribbon bow.
Use the rest of the ribbon to make a bow. Evenly trim the ends on an angle.  Glue into place.  Allow to dry.  Hang your masterpiece from a hook.

Variations:  Add some dried lavender along with the fiberfill for a fresh scent and hang it in your bedroom.  For a 4th of July variation, use red, white and blue felt and matching threads.