So I used my embroidery machine and made each of my girls a banner for valentines day. They love them and agreed that they are BOOTIFULOn each heart there is stitching to resemble lace, so cute-
and friends really loved them but i know not everyone has access to an embroidery machine so i wanted to come up with something similar using VERY VERY VERY
Felt in your choice of colors. Get it from the bolts at your local craft store. It is thicker and just a better quality than the precut squares.
Now I suggested sewing this but you can also use glue. I dont like using glue and felt, it can get messy but if you dont have a machine or want to have your littl
I used a simple straight stitch. I also used pins to attach the doily to the felt so it wouldnt shift around while stitching.
Just stitch around and now it is time to make the letters. Now I did them freehand, while my girls were screaming at me and trying to steal the felt. So please excuse the haphazard letters, especially the E. The E is really bad.
Now Felt is VERY forgiving so you can just do a straight stitch around. I did a satin stitch aka an applique stitch because I love me a good zigzag.
Now you need to heat seal the edges. This is when you use the lighter. Just place the lighter close to the edge of the hearts NOT DIRECTLY TOUCHING. This helps cut down the fuzziness and gives a nice clean edge to the felt.
You now have to attach all the hearts together. I am making a vertical hanging blogger so I am going to basically use the ribbon to weave it in and out of the hearts.
Cut a small slit in the top of the first heart and then the bottom. Dont make it too big because it should snuggly hold the ribbon.
At the bottomof the last heart, you will need to glue the ribbon to the heart and make a loop so you can hang the banner.
If you want to make the banner hang horizontally, then cut small slits on the sides of the hearts and use ribbon to tie them together. That is what I did in the banners I made with my embroidery machine, so use that banner as a reference.
Hang and Enjoy!
If you find that the ribbon doesnt fit snuggly and the hearts shift around, just fix that with a bit of glue.