Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Scrunchy Heart- Flashback (and a tutorial)

Hi Fellow Crafters'

Today I saw polystyrene cut out hearts that brought back memories of scrunchy wreaths I once made using polystyrene rings. I wondered if the cut out hearts would work just as well, but to no avail, so I came u with plan B. I had these

lying around from another project and the idea came to me to make the scrunchy valentine hearts using them. This is what I landed up with.

This is what I did.

Step 1: Cut a piece of fabric 3" X 60".

Step 2: Fold the cut piece in half lengthwise and sew leaving a 1/2" seam.

Step 3: Use pinking shears to cut along sewn edge. You now have the outer casing of the heart.

Step 4: Take 2 of the pipe cleaners and twist them together.

Step 5: Inset the twisted pipe cleaners into the sewn casing.

Step 6: Once inserted. Secure the top by sewing the pipe cleaners to the top (see pic below).

Step 7: Gather the remaining casing so that it meets at the opposite end.

Step 8: Pull the end pieces together to form a circle. And sew ends together were they meet.

Step 9: Now pinch in the bottom and top to form the heart shape.

Step 10: Tie a length of ribbon into a bow and sew onto heart at the top.

Step 11: Sew on a length of thread or ribbon to hang the heart on the doorknob.

Step 12: Viola your scrunchy heart is ready to hang.

Happy crafting.


Julie Bagamary said...


Veronica said...

This is adorable. I like this cute project a lot.