hearts with their own hands On the eve of the holiday of all lovers wewe are puzzled by the need to choose or make traditional for this day gifts. And what is it customary to give on Valentine's Day? Of course, valentines. Therefore, any souvenirs and handmade items in the form of the heart will be an appropriate and desirable gift. And if you like to make something, then making hearts with your own hands made of cloth or paper will not be particularly difficult for you. Beautiful valentines can be stitched, blinded, tied, glued or cut ... In general, hearts can be almost any - it all depends on your needlework skills and your desire. Here are just a few examples of using different techniques for making valentines.

Hearts made of felt

Very touching and cute gift will beheart-souvenir, made of felt. Felt is an easy-to-use material. It is soft, but it keeps the shape well. The edges of the details cut from the felt do not crumble and do not require additional processing to secure the cut. By the way, if you can not find felt for any reasons, then it will be successfully replaced by ordinary viscose wipes for household needs. Such napkins can be bought in the department of goods for home in any supermarket. Viscose, as well as felt, is pleasant and convenient in work. So, for such valentines you will need:

  • felt or viscose wipes;
  • thread of a floss;
  • sewing needle;
  • scissors;
  • cardboard for the template;
  • pencil;
  • sintepon or cotton wool;
  • multicolored ribbons with a width of two to five millimeters;
  • buttons, beads, sequins or beads for decoration.

First, you need to cut out the cardboard pattern inthe form of a heart. One template will be enough for you even for a few hearts. So put a cardboard heart on felt or on a napkin (from the wrong side of the future valentine) and circle it. For one heart you will need two parts. Try to make two different hearts. More precisely not different, but differently decorated. So, for the first variant valentines cut out two blanks in the form of a heart, one round piece that will simulate a patch and choose a nice button with a size slightly smaller than the patch. Now overlay the patch on the front side of one part and sew it over the edge with a stitch. The stitch should be neat, but it should look a bit sloppy (like a real patch). Next, sew a patch to the patch. The next step is stitching the two details of the valentine. Fold both parts of the heart with the wrong sides and sew them with even, neat stitches over the edge (like a patch). The seam starts from the top, from the notch-tick. Here we will sew a ribbon. Passing the stitches along the entire edge of the valentine, insert a looped loop into the hole and sew it with a stitching seam. Through the hole we fill the heart with a sintepon, close the seam and fix the thread. The second option is a valentine with a bow. We sew it in the same way as the first heart, but make out differently. We fold a wide ribbon in the bow and cross the sewing position. Now we apply the bow to the face of one of the details of the heart, sew it and decorate the middle with sequins or button. We connect the details, fill the heart and sew the ribbon-loop as in the first variant. By the way, instead of a bow or patch, you can use a bulk invoice from the same material as the hearts. Just cut out the multicolored flowers and leaves to collect a bouquet. with your own hands hearts

Heart made of cloth

From the fabric, too, you can make very cutevalentines. So if you know how to sew or just be friends with a needle and thread, then bravely grasp the manufacture of such a gift. Make, for example, a heart-sachet or a heart-bagel. In the first case, you need to take small pieces of cotton fabric and stuffing material. It can be dried odorous herbs, aromatic salt or impregnated with essential oil sintepon. From the fabric, cut two identical pieces in the shape of a heart, fold them with faces and sew by hand or stitch on the sewing machine, connecting the details along the edge of the future valentine. Now sew to one of the details of a loop of ribbons or braid, process (sweep) karaya and turn out the heart. Pull out the loop, and inside the heart, pour in the fragrant filling. The hole through which the heart was stuffed is sewed. If desired, decorate the sachet with lace, beads, bows or buttons. To make a heart-bagel, cut out of the fabric two pieces in the form of a large-sized heart and two smaller pieces. Now you cut out the middle of the parts too, so that you have four pieces made of cloth in the form of heart-bagels (with empty centers). Further, as in the first case, we add two large details to the sides, we spend it on the inner and outer edges and turn them out. Similarly, we connect two small parts. With the help of a long needle, we fill both parts of the valentine with a sintepon, pushing the packing inward and distributing it evenly. Close the seams on both workpieces, put a small heart inside (hollow center) large and sew it in two places - from above and from below. If the internal heart turned out to be much less than the outer one, then make the loop-jumpers from the fabric or from the ribbons for the connection. To a big heart, sew a loop-hanger and decorate the valentine with any decorative elements: braid, lace, beads or buttons. If you take pastel tones and make the workpieces in the form of elongated (elongated) hearts and fill such a valentine pad with a sintepon, then you will have a heart in the style of the Tilda doll. And from woolen fabric, jeans or tapestry, you can make a sofa cushion in the form of a heart. And if to a very small heart made of cloth or felt to sew on one side of the usual pin, and decorate the other side or make embroidery on it, you get a valentine brooch. heart with your own hands

Heart made of paper

The original paper heart can be made intechnique of facing. Such a heart will become a creative crown for the fashionable today's topiary or a suspension for the mirror on the windshield of the car. How to make such a "shaggy" heart? To do this, you need a piece of foam, glue gun and corrugated paper or multi-layer napkins. From paper, we cut the squares with a side not more than one and a half centimeters. From a foam plastic we cut out the heart of the right size. Now the most interesting. We take an ordinary pencil, put the butt on the middle of a paper square and squeeze the paper, bending its edges up. We roll a pencil, holding the paper pressed to the pencil and get a face - a workpiece for the face-off. In the center of the foam plastic heart, we drip the glue and put on it the buttock. Press the pencil to the foam and take it out of the face. We paste the following blanks around the first, trying to keep as little empty space between them as possible. We add the next number of face cuts also in a circle. Thus, we fill the whole surface of the foam core on both sides and on the sides (if the foam is thick). For topiary put the heart on a barrel-rod of a suitable size and attach it to a decorative pot filled with alabaster or ordinary clay. We decorate the pot. For the heart-pendant we attach a loop of ribbon or ribbon to the foam plastic blank. By the way, if you apply on the foam plastic contours of any pattern and do cutlets from colorful paper, then the valentine will turn out much more elegant and more fun. And you can try to tie the hearts crochet, to blind them from salted dough, plastic or cold porcelain. Valentine can be made in the technique of quilling, embroider on the cardboard isonium or cast a heart of paraffin and make an original candle. Do you want to learn how to make soap? Perfectly! Try to make a soap in the form of a heart. Do you know how to make an oven? Great! A cake or cookies in the form of a heart, too, will perfectly cope with the role of valentines. In general, a heartfelt gift with your own hands is the best gift for a loved one. After all, it is done with love, which, as you know, you can not buy for any money. Love! And be loved! We advise you to read: