Sunday, 16 May 2010

Raggy Heart


Here's a quick project you can do in front of the TV in an evening.  It's so easy and so much fun, even the kids could make one of these.  And the best part, it's really cheap.

I picked up this wire heart for about $3 from Spotlight.  But you could make you own shape from an old wire coat hanger if you wished.  Good recycling as well.

Those bins of scraps that never seem to get used are just perfect for this project.  Just find fabrics in suitable colours or go for a jumble multi-coloured mix like I did.

Cut narrow strips about 15cm long and fold them in half.  Wrap them under the wire and loop the ends through the loop.  Push them really tightly together for a nice firm look.  The ends seem to stay up straighter this way too. 

You could hang a fabric heart down from the centre too.  Not sure whether or not I will.  I quite like the simple look of the bare wall.  I've had another three orders for these already - thanks girls!

I'm on a bit of a craft roll at the mo.  I have another project to show you next time that I really, really love.  I'll give you a clue.  It's made from some really old fabric.

13 comments:

Aunt Spicy said...

I love that you made this out of a heart...I have made round ones but the heart is so sweet! I followed a link from Itch2Stich cause I love red gingham...and am hooked on your blog! What a great site you have created!

Widge said...

pretty!

sallgood said...

A fun project, and I love using up scraps!

Maria said...

What a great use for scraps, it looks really affective, think I will give that a go..

Baa-Me Kniits said...

That is so effective isn't it!

Lululiz said...

It looks fabulous! No wonder the other girls want one as well. You are a terrible tease though, whats the other project?????

Nadine said...

Lovely idea, I am producing loads of scraps, but not doing anything with them!Love the pillows from the previous post too, very sweet!

Kate said...

That looks divine! What a clever and gorgeous way to use up scraps.

Megan said...

CUTE idea!
By the way, I blogged about the apron swap today :)

Damaris said...

this is lovely. what a fabulous idea.

patchworkpalace said...

This is so lovely...I just love the heart and it is so simple.

Septembre said...

lovely...thanks for sharing this!!!

Wendy said...

Love this! Such a cool use for all of those little bits and pieces...