Saturday, 30 April 2011

Mother's Day Craft Ideas - A Heart for Mom

OK, so we are almost there. I love Mother's Day!
Try this:


This felt heart filled with lavender or rosemary (my choice this time) is a great little gift that will be loved and used. Placed in a drawer or hanging in a closet, this sachet will keep your clothes smell fresh and natural.
It is easy to make and looks so cure, mom will be glad to have it or even choose to keep it as a room freshener just to let her visitors see her precious little gift.

Here is how to create this particular heart shape:


I cut two identical pieces of red felt and one smaller in pink.


To achieve this naive and rustic look, I chose rough stitches and chunky yellow yarn. I first attached the pink heart to one of my red hearts. Then I added the other red heart to the back. I made a 'pocket' which I filled with dried rosemary and than sewed it all together. You can also glue the edges together, but I preferred to put some more work ( read: 'love') into this.
At the end, I added these lovely beads to the design. Just because they look like m&m's.


Enjoy it! I hope Mom will too :)

Love,
DK

12 comments:

  1. Cute idea and I love your method for making that sweet curvy heart! Gonna use it, too.

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  2. This is so sweet... and would be sweet smelling, too! Thanks so much for sharing this cute mom's day idea at The Mother Lode linky party over at I Gotta Create!
    <3 Christina
    http://igottacreate.blogspot.com

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  3. This is darling! I love it! I have a ton of lavender growing, and have been wondering about how to use it, now you've got me thinking...

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  4. This is a really cute idea, I bet it smells great! Thanks for linking up to Party Time at So Very Creative!

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  5. So cute! Thanks for linking up to Mauvin' Monday!

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  6. Cute. Thanks for sharing at the Sunday Round Up.
    Rose @ http://www.arosiesweethome.com/

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  7. Cute idea and nice and clear explanation, I'm going to try this one myself :)

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  8. I have never seen a heart shape explained like that. it is utterly logical. cool!

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  9. You're awesome! What a great idea and I love how you showed how to make the heart! If you only knew how many times a tried to make a heart pattern using paper and folding it in half and cutting! Thank you!

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  10. Cute.. :) Thanks for linking up at friday fun party..

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  11. How cute. My kids would love to make some of these for their grandmothers. Thanks for sharing with us at Link It Up Thursday.

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  12. Hello! I’m stopping in to invite you to join us at the Clever Chicks Blog Hop
    this week!

    http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2012/11/clever-chicks-blog-hop-7-country-craft.html

    I hope to see you there!
    Cheers!
    Kathy
    The Chicken Chick

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