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Topic: Portrait + Hearts garland  (Read 880 times)
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perches
« on: February 13, 2010 02:40:58 PM »

Inspired by Elsie's DIY Celebrity Valentines(1), I decided to make something personal and pretty to hang on the wall for Valentines.



I selected family photos with good face shots & cropped them to focus on the head/neck. Then I traced each photo with a black fabric markers (I use the Crayola markers - you can find them in the aisle with children's crayons & markers), ironed the fabric to set the ink, cut and hemmed them into mini portraits.



For the rest of the garland, I cut a small pile of hearts from two 8.5/11" sheets of felt (pink and red).



Attatch the portraits with a teeny stitch in each top corner. For the portrait hearts, I used a simple blanket stitch to attach a larger heart behind the main heart, both for color and to give it more stability while holding the "portrait." Sew all the hearts together with a needle &amp; some cranberry-colored embroidery floss and <em>voila</em>! Art on the wall for now, family memorabilia for later.



Project posted(2) on my blog.

1: http://abeautifulmess.typepad.com/my_weblog/2010/02/diy-monday-celebrity-valentines-for-pals-.html
2: http://perchesinthesoul.wordpress.com/2010/02/08/love-love-love/
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stooph
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2010 05:54:25 PM »

i love this!
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