This sparkly door adornment let's everyone know exactly where your sentiments lie.
You will need:
1000 5mm red sequins (give or take a sequin)
100 5mm pink sequins
Pink glitter paint
1 ball of Vanna's Glamour® in Diamond (white)
1 ball of Premier Spangle Yarn in Pink Punch
1 yd red grosgrain ribbon
12" of 1/4" satin ribbon
large eyed blunt tapestry needle
4 ball headed straight pins
Download Heart template
1. Paint the Smoothfoam™ disc.
Paint 4-5 layers on oneside allowing the paint to dry between layers. Repeat for the other side.
2. Glue down first line of sequins.
Download, print and cut out the heart template. Center it on the disc. Hold in place by securing the paper to the disc with a few thumbtacks. Trace the edge with a line of glue. Add one sequin at a time using the Sticky Micro Stix. These are available online or at local hobby shop and make this part go quickly and easily. If you don't have one, use a toothpick with a dab of glue on the end to pick up the sequin and position it.
3. Remove paper template and fill in the heart with more red sequins.
Remove the thumbtacks and carefully remove the paper template. Working in a concentric manner from the outside in, add a line of glue and then the add the sequins. Continue until the heart is filled.
4. Add the pink sequins.
Add a line of glue around the perimeter of the circle and add the pink sequins. Add random dots of glue and place pink sequins between the red sequined heart and the pink sequined circle.
5. Add the ribbon along the edge of the disc.
Cut the ribbon to 33 inches. Make sure to cut the ribbon on an angle on both edges to prevent fraying. Add dots of glue along the side of the disc. Starting at the bottom (the side where the point of the heart faces), position the ribbon in place, adding more glue as you may require
6. Make a large tassle.
Cut one foot of Vanna's Glamour® yarn. Thread the needle. Put it down. There is no need to make a knot at the end. Now take a book the length of which will be the size of you tassel. My book was a 5" x 7" sketchbook. Holding both the Vanna's Glamour® and Premier Spangle yarn in your hand and wrap the yarn 20 times around the book. The more yarn you wrap, the bigger the tassle! Take your threaded needle under the top of the wrapping. Pull tight and knot at the top. Take your scissors and cut the yarn at the bottom. Now take another 12" of Vanna's Glamour® yarn and again thread your needle. Hold the long end down with your thumb so it blends in with the rest of the tassle. With the needle end, wrap the yarn several times about an 1" from the top. The yarn will poof like a ball. Use your needle to weave the tail in and out of the bit you just wrapped to secure it. Trim excess. Trim your tassle so the bottom is even.
7. Attach the tassle to the bottom of the disc.
Trim back the edges of the knot you made at the top of your tassle. Add a dot of glue at the top of the tassle. Attach tassle to the bottom of the disc with two pins. Once the glue has set, you could remove the pins or leave them in like I did for an extra bit of sparkle.
This is a quick easy project for children of all ages!
You will need:
12" x 6" x 1" Smoothfoam™ rectangle
1 sheet each of emerald green and turquoise blue tissue paper
1 1/4 yards of emerald green grosgrain ribbon
18" piece of 20 gauge wire in silver
8mm sequins in assorted colors
small seed beads size 11/0 or 10/0 in assorted colors, including white or silver
1/2" snowflake punch
1 sheet 6x6" white glitter paper
Modge Podge® Matte
awl / large tapestry needle / skewer
9"x12" light blue craft felt
1. Sketch out the tree. Measure the center of the top of your Smoothfoam™ rectangle. Mark it with your pencil. Line up your ruler between this mark and the bottom right corner. Draw a line. Repeat from the bottom left corner.
2. Collage the tree and sky. Cut each color of tissue paper in half. You will only need one half of each, so save the rest for another project. Cut the tissue paper into small rectangles. Spread a small amount of Modge Podge® Matte onto the tree shape with your sponge brush. Press green tissue paper into place. Repeat until entire tree is covered. Smooth out any wrinkles with the sponge brush. Allow the green to dry before preceding in the same manner with the blue tissue paper for the sky. Allow the blue to overlap along the sides. Give a final coat of Modge Podge across the entire surface and allow to dry.
3. Trim the tree. Pick up a bead and then a sequin with one of the pins and push into tree. Continue in this manner until the tree is "decorated."
4. Add snowflakes. Punch 10-14 snowflakes out of the glitter paper. Pick up a white bead with the pin. Position the snowflake and press the pin through the center. Push the pin until the bead and snowflake are firmly attached.
5. Add the bow. Cut the edge of the ribbon on an angle. Spread a thin amount of white glue along the edge of the rectangle. Press the ribbon into place. Trim excess ribbon, cutting the edge again on an angle to prevent any possible fraying. Cut 2" off the remainder. Form the remainder into a loop and glue the edges together. Take the 2" section and wrap it over the center of the loop and glue the edges together. Glue to the center top of the rectangle. Use a few pins to hold it in place while the glue sets and dries. Remove pins.
6. Cover the back with felt. Measure and cut a 6" x 12" piece of felt. Spread a thin amount of glue along the back. Press felt into place.
7. Add the wire hanger. Wrap the wire around the pencil. Remove the pencil and spread out the "spring." Punch holes on each side of the top a 1/2" in from the edge. Push wire tips into the holes until they are snug.
Hang your decoration on the wall, a door or set it on a table.
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
Hearts paper pattern
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.
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.
Grandma loved to make ornaments using sequins, pins, and ribbon on a Smoothfoam base. She'd buy intricate kits and then spend all afternoon making her "treasures" as she called them. This is my version with a contemporary twist using craft tape to cover the surface before adding the sequins. My version takes less time to make (approximately an hour) but still has a colorful sparkle. Try your own tape and sequin combo or make my winterberry.
You will need:
1.5" Smoothfoam ball
craft tape (also known as Japanese tape or washi tape in a green check)
8/0 red silver-lined beads
gold sequin pins
1/8" double-faced red satin ribbon
Westcott's Titanium 4" nonstick scissors
awl, crewel embroidery needle or skewer
1. Cut small pieces of craft tape. Stick them to the ball in a random order. Each piece of tape should be approximately 1/2" in length for best coverage.
2. Use the awl to pierce a hole into the ball. Push the eye pin into the hole until the eye is flush with the surface of the ball.
3. Pick up a bead and then a sequin with a sequin pin. Push into the ball. Scatter more sequins and beads around the ball. Don't worry about being precise. You want a balanced look - ie not a cluster of sequins on one side and none on the other.
4. Cut 4 6" pieces of ribbon. Hold 3 together and pull them through the eye until the ends meet. Tie a knot and then tie a bow.
5. Thread the 4th ribbon through the eye. Tie a knot at the end to form a loop.
This post is from December 2013. I switched blogging platforms and migrated my most popular posts. I lost all the comments in the process. So if you've seen this pattern and made a comment in the past, I do apologize. Leave me a new one! As always, if you see an error or have a suggestion, let me know.