Thursday, January 21, 2016

Delightfully Sweet Hearts

Dear friends, 
it's always a pleasure to have you visit The Enchanting Rose
so thank you for stopping by and brightening my day.

With Valentine's Day just around the corner
I have something "heartsy" up my sleeve today. . .
delightfully sweet hearts hanging from a wooden hanger.




I had great fun making this little project 
and I have my mom to thank for the inspiration.
You see, my dear, sweet mom gave me a big ol' bag full of wooden hangers
and at first I thought, "What in the world am I going to do with these?!"
But with a smile on my face I told her "Thank you"
and tucked them away for. . .well, at the time I didn't know what for.

Now I am tickled pink that my sweet mother gave me the hangers
since they have proven to be useful and perfect for unique projects
such as the one that I'm going to show you today.
So yes, thank you mom, for the wonderful hangers {{smiles}}




Supplies Needed:

wooden hanger
fabric
tulle
lace
pearls
buttons
batting
satin seam binding or ribbon
shabby roses or fabric flowers




Cut out three hearts from your chosen fabric.
My hearts were about 5 1/2-inches in size.

With right sides together sew along the edges
and leave a small opening.




 Cut a slit up to the seam in the center of the heart.
DO NOT snip the seam!




Turn hearts right side out
and fill with batting.




Sew the opening closed.




Match the ends of two hearts
and sew together.




Go around with the needle and thread several times.
Knot the thread when you're done.
Repeat with remaining heart.




Cut small strips of tulle, lace, and seam binding or ribbon
and tie around the bottom of the hanger.




Sew on a strip of folded seam binding or ribbon to the end hearts
and tie onto the hanger.
Apply a button to the end of the seam binding
so that it covers the fold.




I added a shabby rose and a heart button to the top of the hanger.




I also tied some satin seam binding onto the metal part of the hanger.




Decorate your hearts as you so desire.




I applied a shabby rose to the center of each heart.




And you can see I put a heart button on the end hearts
where I sewed on the ribbon for hanging the hearts.




I also tied on long strands of seam binding
along with a strand of pearls to the ends of the hanger.






Wouldn't this look sweet in a nursery 
or young girl's room?

I have the hearts hanging in my craft room
and I must say that the soft pastel colors are a welcome sight
during the cold and "blue" month of January :)




Happy creating, sweet friends.
May you have a beautiful and blessed day!
Love and joy to you!




And now abideth faith, hope, charity, 
these three;
but the greatest of these is charity.
- 1 Corinthians 13:13 -

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I have a similar heart wreath available in my Etsy shop.
You can check it out by clicking here.




Sharing with these lovely parties:

Tuesdays With a Twist

Share Your Cup Thursday

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76 comments:

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Very pretty and fun to make! Thanks for always taking the time to show us how! Hugs, Diane

Conniecrafter said...

Oh my Stephanie that is just Beautiful, love those fabrics and the pretty flowers and all the tied ribbon, so sweet!! You are so sweet to share how you made it too! I think it would look great also to paint the hanger white and do some distressing on it, give it that shabby chic feel :)
Hope your week is going well, hugs!!

Sylvia said...

I love your heart banner,Stephanie, and yes it would look good in a baby girls nursery or young girls rooms. You have the neatest ideas.

magnoliasntea said...

Those hearts are adorable! What a picker-upper to lift the spirits on these dreary days of winter.
Have a great Thursday!
Toni

mamasmercantile said...

A great make, so inspirational. Thank you for sharing such a beautiful idea.

Michelle makes and bakes said...

That's is so amazing, I love the colours and the pretty lace. You are very talented. Thanks for bringing bright colours to my dayxx

Lowcarb team member said...

Yes, Valentines Day will soon be here (I will be planning a special meal).
These are so pretty, love the colours you've used.

Happy Thursday Wishes

All the best Jan

Melanie said...

Such an adorable idea!! I have a couple of wooden hangers so I'm going to try this. I never would have thought of it. Please give my love to your mom.

Andrea Ostapovitch said...

I remember my Grandma making something similar, and scenting each one with rose water. One for each hanger, which were often decorated as well. She also made extras for tucking in with her lingerie and towels, anything in her drawers.
I used to love going into her bedroom, opening up each drawer one by one and allowing myself to daydream about growing up and how I would keep my own home.
Now, when my sisters visit me, they often say, "You remind me of Grandma, the way you do things".
She was a very strong influence on me.

Elizabethd said...

So pretty Stephanie, I'd like one in my bedroom! I'll have to get busy.
I remember years ago saving wooden hangers to cover. They looked so sweet.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Stephanie, this is so pretty. Love the colors.

hugs,
Linda

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

What a creative use of the wooden hangers from your sweet mom, my friend! The darling adorned hearts are so soft and feminine. You always add so perfect detail to enhance your projects! Yes, this would look so cute in a little girl's room! Thanks for sharing your inspiration with us, Stephanie! Big hugs are sent to you!

Mary Hutchins said...

Love, love, love when you create!! This is so pretty and would look adorable in a little girl's room. I'm already thinking of doing one with country gingham in reds and blues for my kitchen. Would love to see it hanging on my pantry door. Enjoyed visiting with you this morning, hope you have a very blessed day! Gotta go see if I can find a wooden hanger! lol

Miss Val's Creations said...

This is such a beautiful wall hanging Stephanie! You are so creative!

Lydia S. said...

That's an interesting idea Stephanie! I especially like the flowered fabrics you chose. Lovely product!

Bernideen said...

That's very special. God gives you special ideas!

Norma Ruttan said...

what a sweet and delightful idea to decorate a bedroom!

Debbie Harris said...

Haha!! I knew you would come up with something unique, just lovely, Stephanie.
I liked Connie's idea of making them look shabby chic. Oh...You will come up with new ideas and eventually use them all. :-)
Enjoy your day my dear~~

Huckleberry stitches said...

How absolutely adorable!!!! It would look really cute hanging in a window from fishing line for Valentines!!! Cute inspiration.....tell me , where do you find those shabby flowers? Thanks!

mari said...

They are just darling Stephanie :0) especially the hearts in such lovely colors :0) mari

Michelle Palmer said...

Oh they are so pretty, I must do some sewing.
Fondly Michelle

Simply Linda said...

Breathtaking beautiful, Stephanie...all your items are...thank you for making me smile. Many Blessings to you, friend.

Linda said...

Beautiful and so creative, Stephanie!

Debby Ray said...

How adorable! I have a ton of these hangers and never dreamed of doing anything like this! What a cute idea :)

Amy at love made my home said...

So very pretty!! What a lovely way to use the hangers! xx

Roosterhead Designs said...

Absolutely delightful Stephanie!! I thank you for sharing your details with us! I have had a sm stack of hangers for awhile; should try to do this : ) Love your fabrics (look a bit like Elyse Majors, do you know her?; from Tinkered Treasures...)
And all your soft details. What a great idea to fill the center w/pretty tulle and ribbon. Your work inspires us! Thanks So much~ Karen O

Gail @Purple Hues and Me said...

This is so sweet, Stephanie! Your mom knew you would create something beautiful when she gave the hangers to you! Blessings!

Cranberry Morning said...

That is so cute Stephanie. You come up with the sweetest ideas!

domenica.60 said...

What a wonderful hanger that gives joy to a sweet lady , too !
A big hug,
Franca

20 North Ora said...

Stephanie - What a sweet project! Thanks for sharing with us.

Judy

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Sweet, just like YOU!
warmly,
deb

Mimi said...

Dearest Stephanie, does your imagination know no bounds? So sweet and pretty and want-able! Mimi xxx

Gina said...

I absolutely love this, Stephanie! Thank you for the tutorial!

Paiges Pages said...

How Beautiful! <3

Shoregirl said...

What a BEAUTIFUL way to re-purpose those hangers!! You certainly are creative -- I never would have thought of dressing them up with pretty hearts! Lovely project!

Ana Love Craft said...

Such wonderful project, dear Stephanie! The fabrics of all hearts are just lovely!
Have a fabulous weekend!
Hugs and love from Portugal,
Ana Love Craft
www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

Beatrice Euphemie said...

These are so charming, sweet Stephanie, and thank you so much for the tutorial! I just love the rose fabrics. Hope your weekend is sweet, too. Hugs xo Karen

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Very sweet Stephanie and a good use for the wooden hangers. They really are girly and perfect for a little princess. :-)

Denise said...

I love the hearts

Lynn Bean said...

What a sweet and romantic idea! Love the sweet little hearts!

Margie said...

What a pretty way to repurpose wooden hangers!

Susan said...

Oh Stephanie, those hearts are the sweetest! You are so crafty and clever. Fabulous job and just in time for Valentine's Day! Susan

Mrs. Chrissy T said...

So pretty and sweet!!!!

Patti said...

So pretty! I love the pretty rose and gingham fabrics you chose. Very sweet! Valentines are so fun to make!

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Stephanie,

I love the sweet hearts you have made, such pretty fabrics you have used too.
always great to see the inspiration you and others share, thank you for showing us.
Also appreciate your kind visit and thanks for looking at my daughters video and the kind note you left her.
Happy weekend sweet friend
Hugs
Carolyn

Mari said...

Those are so cute, and you are so talented!

Naomi said...

Stephanie...hey friend. Now that is so beautiful and may have to make one. :-) Thank you for sharing. Blessings.

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Stephanie,
You created a sweet feminine decorative d├ęcor accent. The 3 hearts are precious and remind me of Springtime.
xoxo,
Vera

Wanda said...

Stephanie ~ Your blog, your crafts, your life speak of purity. I see it in eveything you do. You are such an example of the Titus woman. Your wholesomeness, and purity of heart shows in every thing you do.

Think of you often. Sending love and hugs....

SpicingUpIdaho said...

My goodness, your creativity knows no bounds! I'm in love with what you did with those hangers, such a lovely project that looks gorgeous, yet simple and do-able. Where do you get your shabby roses? Do you make them? They are adorable, and add such a special touch to your projects. Always a joy to visit you here in your sweet beautiful space Stephanie... much love to you my friend! :)

Kim said...

I love wooden coat hangers. They hold so much scope for the imagination. How serendipitous your mom gifted them to you. Who would've thought a coat hanger could look so lovely. The sweet, pastel fabrics, the lovely roses and the little, 'a little bit of this and a little bit of that' are all gorgeous!

Alex said...

What a very, very charming project, Stephanie! It expresses something of your sweet heart.You are so resourceful! Love the hearts and , oh!The fabrics!..the fluffy, knotted -on row of trimmings is a clever idea.
I think it could even be a bridal keepsake, with more white in it?

Thanks for a little breath of Spring, we sure could do with it!! X

Christine said...

Lovely, lovely, lovely! Such pretty colours for these hearts! Thanks for sharing your wonderful creative flair Stephanie!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Absolutely darling, colorful, bright and happy! Sweet Stephanie, your creations are a gift to behold. LOVE YOUR PHOTOS!

JES said...

I LOOOOVE this project! Thank you for sharing!

P.S. My daughter made the Bible cover inspired by your tutorial and it came out lovely :)

Little Treasures said...

Absolutely stunning! A sweet and eye-catching accessory every romantic girl should have :)
Thank you so much for sharing!

Anna said...

So, so, so, so sweet !!!!!!!!!
Have a lovely weekend !
Hug
Anna

Kelly-Anne said...

Oh so creative, dear friend! Love all the tulle as well...it goes perfectly with the fabric hearts and my! The fabric you used is delightful...your decorated wooden hanger is lovely, dear Stephanie!
Hugs to you!

Vee said...

Just checking in comments and I see that mine did not take. Sometimes I run off too fast. I think that I said something about your creativity and I know that I said that these are so pretty as well as timely. Hearts are always timely.

Daniela said...

What a delightful, festive, cheerful garland of hearts, in everything you do you put so much love that what you creat expresses it by turning it into joy, which is the firts thing we see when we watch at your art, my darling Stephanie, bless you !
May your weekend be blessed with Joy
sending so much love to you, with gratitude
Dany

Cathy @ My 1929 Charmer said...

Seriously I love them...but I also love the fabrics, where did you find the fabrics? Please share :-]

Gail Dixon said...

You are still creating the most wonderful projects. Thank you for being such an inspiration to so many. I could only dream of being as crafty as you. God bless, Stephanie. Thank you for your valued friendship over the years.

Anne Payne said...

Wow, Stephanie!!! That is gorgeous! Your creativity continues to amaze me. And aren't mom's just the greatest for supplying us with some pretty nifty craft items?! I know my own mom was always giving me things that I had no idea how I would use them. Even now, I am finding uses for them years later. Have a blessed weekend. I hope you are staying warm and cozy with a nice cuppa. {{hugs}}

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

Sweet indeed! I just love the pastels and it would be such a cute item for the nursery. Those hangers all by themselves are great sellers on Etsy in my shop...how much more all embellished by you in your shop! I think your buyers will love them.

Cheryl said...

How lovely! You always come up with the sweetest, most precious things! Thank you ever so much for sharing, and I hope you and your sweet family and Mom have a wonderful weekend!! :)

Red Rose Alley said...

Stephanie,
I have a thing for hearts, so when I saw your heart garland it just made me smile. I really like the material you used for each one. The colors are soft and sweet. And they are perfect for Valentine's Day. They look so cute on the hanger, and I love the rose in the center of each heart. Such a creative project, Stephanie.

Have a fun weekend.

love, ~Sheri

Kerin said...

"Sew" cute!
I love how vintage and sweet looking they turned out and the hanger idea is charming!

Have a sweet weekend.
~K.

Barbara Neubeck said...

... A beautiful project Stephanie... I love it...

So pretty and feminine.....


Have a great day....
Hugs.. Barb xxx

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, dearest Stephanie, somehow I know your dear mom knew that you would come up with a way to use these hangers! And what beautiful decorations they will make for a darling little girl's room! I love the sweet fabrics and how you've dressed them up so beautifully and all girlie and frilly! And I also love Connie's idea of possibly painting the hangers and making them shabby chic...of course, for another day! Hugs, sweet friend, and thanks for another delightful "visit" with you today as you always bring beautiful both in photos and in your loving spirit!

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

It's such a pretty project!

Deborah Montgomery said...

What a sweet project Stephanie! Perfect for a cheerful, lovely touch for your craft room. You do make the loveliest things!
Blessings to you. xo Deborah

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

Stephanie, it's pretty! Yet so whimsical and feminine. xoox Su

Julie's Lifestyle said...

Hello Stephanie,
You always make the prettiest crafts and tutorials! I really like the hearts and the floral fabric you used.
Thanks for sharing this with us at Cooking and Crafting with J & J.
Enjoy your week.
Julie xo

Tamara said...

Dear Stephanie..
This darling project is so beautiful and cheery! Your mom must be so pleased to see what you've made of the hangers. And yes, I can imagine one of them gracefully decorating a girls room. Such lovely colors and soft shabby roses. I really like the way you fray the edges of your roses. Thank you for sharing your wonderful talents with us. Blessings and hugs to you!

Love,
Tamara <3

Jess said...

Oh my gosh. These are so pretty!

Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

Stone Cottage Adventures said...

These are so pretty! Thank you for sharing this post at Tuesdays with a Twist! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

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