Puffed Yarn Hearts

Here’s one more easy Valentine for you – definitely something different for the 14th…

Tin foil is shaped into a heart, wrapped in yarn and given a tattered message of love.

Grab a sheet of aluminum foil and shape into a heart; the bigger the sheet, the bigger the heart.

Using a glue gun, tack down the end of a piece of yarn and start wrapping to cover the entire heart. I used dabs of glue here and there to help secure the yarn.

Secure the end of the yarn with glue.

Embroider your message onto a piece of fabric, cut it out and pull the threads to fray the edges. If embroidery isn't your thing you could always stamp out your message with rubber stamps or write it on paper.

Attach embroidered message to yarn heart with a hot glue gun.

You could also string these for hanging - but I love the way they look lying flat. They have something about them that makes my kids want to pick them up and hold them, so I leave them out on the table in our living room.



Comments (5):

  1. fee@chippernelly

    February 10, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    Foil? who knew?!
    Have packed my crochet for the hols tomorrow – am sure I can hunt down some foil and add this crafting activity to my list!
    fee x

  2. Miren

    February 16, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    I really love everything in this site! Itยดs magic! Thanks for sharing your gorgeous ideas with us! Miren from Spain.

    • camilla

      February 16, 2012 at 8:31 pm

      Gracias Miren! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Anne

    June 4, 2012 at 2:30 am

    Wanted to let you know that this was an inspiration for a preschool craft project. My son’s school asks parents to come share a part of their culture. I’m from Arizona and was trying to figure out something. Came across your post and was inspired to use foil to make saguaro cacti. The kids made two rolls of foil, wrapped them in green tissue paper, well coated with watery glue. Tied them together like a cross and turned up the arms. Broken angel hair pasta became the “spines”. They were so cute!

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