I had made the girls each a noticeboard heart when we redid their rooms last summer so I decided recently that I would like one to use as an inspiration board in my sewing room.
I had seen this heart template on sale cheaply at a local craft store and nabbed it when I saw it…it has holes pre-drilled which makes hanging it easier. I also had this gorgeous vintage fabric which I’ve been longing to use for something and thought it suited this perfectly!
// You will need a template (you could cut this out of hardboard like I did for the girls hearts), fabric, stuffing, ribbon or lace, buttons and some string to hang.
// You will also need a glue gun (not pictured).
// Thread the string through the holes and knot to allow you to hang.
// Lay out your fabric beneath the template and cut around leaving an inch seam.
// Using your glue gun, work your way around the heart, stopping at the second hole, pressing down and trimming as you go.
// It’s hard to see from this photo but I stopped just over half way round and started to fill the heart with stuffing. I wanted a very light stuffing but you can see what you prefer.
// I continued to glue gun around the heart until I had left a gap of about 5 inches. I then filled the remaining space with stuffing and glued the last gap closed.
// Measure the length of trimming you need. I did three lines in each diagonal direction, measuring carefully between each to make sure the space between them remained the same.
// Glue gun each end on to the back.
// You should end up with a criss cross pattern.
// I glued a button on each crossover.
// Cut a plain piece of fabric slightly smaller than the heart template and glue this on the back. This will keep your edges hidden and make it really neat.
You’re done…now go hang it somewhere nice!
Use it for a mood board, inspiration and ideas or photographs…it’s entirely up to you!
To see who I’m linking up with head here xx