February 9, 2015 by bridgitgillis
I made this last year, and to my shock I just discovered that I never blogged it! So here it is a year later, but hey, better late than never!
Start by getting a small to medium embroidery hoop. They range from $1-$5 in the store, but you can get them super cheap in thrift stores. I found this red one for 70 cents.
A scrap piece of material you have in the house, or even found in a thrift store, can be used for the fabric. Make sure you have sufficient room around the edges of the circle and place it in your embroidery hoop. Don’t worry about the edges and corners yet- we’ll trim that off later.
Decide how many hearts you want and where to put them. I used one felt heart and one fabric heart. Trace and cut them out.
Using embroidery thread and a needle, sew your dashed lines across the circle, sewing your hearts in as you go.
Pencil in and sew over your “love” word, if you’re including it.
Add your buttons.
Trim your fabric around the circle so that it can be folded under without touching the main fabric of your piece. Hot glue the edges of the fabric to the inside or the back of your embroidery hoop. I would glue to the inside because gluing on the back may make it uneven when hung on the wall.
I managed to make this project from a few thrift store finds and stuff I had at home, with a grand total cost of $1.75! Not too shabby for a cute Valentine’s decoration!
The inspiration pin came from: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/99149629270195324/