Here's a sweet little idea for you to make using scraps, cardboard, and paper. The verse reads:
Roses are red, Violets are blue.
Here are some things I love about you!(You can then use the remaining pages to list the things you love about the recipient. Maybe you can even use some photos!)
This is a very easy project. Here's the tute:
|1. Cut two heart shapes from cardboard. (You can use a cookie cutter for a pattern or cut one from paper first.)|
3. Cut out the fabric hearts on the seam allowance. Clip almost to the line on the curved edges.
|4. Use a permanent glue stick to glue the seam allowance over the edge of the cardboard heart. Make two. These are your covers. On the front cover, leave about 1 1/2" open for stuffing.|
|5. Use a craft stick to stuff a small amount of fiberfill under the fabric on the front cover to slightly puff it. After you get it the way you like it, glue the open edge closed.|
|6. Cut two hearts from felt. Glue the felt to the back of each cover to hide the turned over seam allowance.|
|7. Print out or write your chosen verse and cut your pages from paper. Stack them up and trim to fit inside the booklet.|
You could also use this idea for a little booklet of inspirational thoughts or uplifting scriptures. Use your imagination! There's no reason the shape has to be a heart. You could use any shape that you can cut out and turn your fabric over. It doesn't even have to be a Valentine. It could be a fun little autograph book for a little girl, or a book of coupons for Mother's Day, tiny watercolored sketches or even a Get Well gift for someone who needs it.
Have fun, and .....
What a cute idea. I have everything needed, so I just may make a couple of these. thanks!ReplyDelete
very cute idea, I am going to have to give this a tryReplyDelete
Adorable!! So easy but it could mean so much to that special someone. Thanks for sharing the great tutorial.ReplyDelete
Your little heart booklet is very sweet. Thank you for sharing your technique. This will be a wonderful little gift for any gender or occasion. Happy Heart Hugs...ReplyDelete
What a neat idea! It would make a fun project to do with my granddaughter! Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
This is so cute...such a sweet idea for a gift. Thank you for sharing it with all of us!ReplyDelete
You are always so creative Linda! Looks wonderful!ReplyDelete