When you touch someones life for a mere second
you can touch their heart for a lifetime.
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Hello, sweet friends!
Add this lace heart to your home
for a pretty feminine look that is perfect for Valentine's Day.
There are two ways you can make this heart:
with the sewing machine and without.
Let me show you both ways. . .
I couldn't decide which background I liked the best for my photos. . .
What do you think,
the red with mini flowers or the white doily?
The white background looks more romantic and shabby, doesn't it?
Okay, moving on. . . :)
To make a heart like the one pictured above you will need:
embellishment - optional
Fold over the edge of lace and sew a panel for the wire to fit though.
My fold was probably around 1/2-inch.
Cut the desired length of wire for your heart.
The longer the wire the bigger the heart.
Slide the wire through the panel.
Connect the two ends of the wire and slide the lace over.
Shape the wire and lace into a heart.
Tie on extra lace, pearls, and a pretty embellishment
onto the center of the heart for a sweet look.
I attached a simple gold heart.
Since I still can't decide about which background I like more
I will squeeze in one more picture of the red :)
I hung mine on my hutch that holds many of my tea cups.
As you can see the heart is not perfectly shaped which is the way I like it-
it looks more "shabby" this way :)
And now for the no-sew way. . .
Tear a strip of cotton fabric - my second heart was much smaller than my first one
so my strip of fabric was about 1-inch wide.
Any wider on a small heart and the fabric does not lay nicely.
Apply hot glue or fabric glue to the strip and fold over to seal.
This will create a panel for your wire to go through.
Slide the wire through the panel and follow the steps from the first heart.
* * * UPDATE * * *
A blogging friend, Kelley, made the suggestion of laying the wire on the fabric
and then folding over the fabric onto the hot glue - you accomplish two steps at once :)
What a clever girl!
I attached a key and pink pearls to this heart.
And it joined my lace heart on the china hutch.
Have a beautiful day, friends!
Hugs and blessings to you.
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