typography heart ornaments (tutorial and giveaway)

Last week, I had the privilege of guest posting on one of my very favorite blogs, Tatertots and Jello, where I shared the DIY for these fun and easy typography ornaments. Today, I wanted to share it here with you all! Don’t forget to scroll down to the end of the post for a fun surprise…
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Use them as ornaments, gift toppers, or just display them in a pretty bowl (or maybe on a pretty pedestal?) for easy holiday decorating.

Materials:
felt
white cotton fabric
stamps and ink
embroidery thread and needle
poly fiber-fill to stuff
Step 1: Make a template for your hearts, and cut these out of felt. They can be any size you desire, mine are about 4″ wide at the widest point. Then, using alphabet stamps (or even your own handwriting!), stamp out your words onto cotton fabric (I used Kona Cotton). Some suggestions? Noel, Merry, Bright, Angel, Celebrate, Joy, Peace, Hope…or, if using as gift toppers, stamp out the recipients and the date. Wouldn’t that make a fun keepsake? Cut these out as well.
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Step 3: Using your sewing machine (fabric glue will work if you don’t sew), take each word, and sew it onto a felt heart. I used red thread because it contrasted nicely with the white (oh who am I kidding? It was what was still on my machine after sewing my son’s Halloween costume together–but, you have to admit, it does look good with the white (smiles)).
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Step 3: Now you should have your words sewn into half of your hearts. Take the other half of your hearts, fold a length of jute twine in half, and sew it onto the inside of the heart.
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Step 4: Take two of your felt hearts (one with a word on it, and one with the twine sew in), and start to sew a running stitch, leaving a gap for stuffing. Never done any embroidery or hand sewing before? Not a problem, there are many, many tutorials out there. Basically, you just pass the needle in and out of the fabric, making the surface stitches of equal length. For your first stitch, make sure to come up in between the two pieces of felt to hide the knot.

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After stitching most of the way around the heart, stuff your heart, and stitch it closed, tying your knot on the backside of your heart.
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And now for a giveaway!! I’ve been wanting to plan a holiday giveaway for you all for a while now…and wouldn’t several of these cuties be a good start? The winner will receive three of my heart ornaments…and a few other surprises. I’ve been putting aside some fun goodies (some sent to me from sponsors, some I’ve made myself), and I can’t wait to share with one of you!
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Giveaway ends in a week (due to shipping costs, US only, unfortunately)
Good Luck!!

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  1. Miriam PrantnerNo Gravatar says:

    What sweet ornaments! I really enjoy your blog and it’s so kind of you to host a giveaway!

  2. These are adorable. Thanks!

  3. I already like your FB page. Thanks!

  4. Super cute tutorial! I added it to RTG (http://random-tutorial).

  5. Congrats on being a guest on Tatertots and Jello! So exciting!

  6. Darcy GadachNo Gravatar says:

    I’m a follower, and I like your facebook page :) Cute ornaments!

  7. These are wonderful!! I love homemade ornaments
    Thanks for sharing them with one of us!!!

    lunrei(at)yahoo(dot)com
    GFC follower MoonRae

  8. I already “love” ya on FB (Sharon Siqueiros)

    lunrei(at)yahoo(dot)com

  9. I subscribe by email :)
    Silverize at hotmail

  10. I shared this giveaway on my blog
    favepaintings.blogspot.com/2011/12/holiday-giveaway-1219-burlap.html

  11. I subscribe to your blog via email.

  12. I am a fan of your Facebook page.

  13. These heart ornaments are precious! I am an email subscriber.

  14. Email subscriber. Would love to win these, thank you for the chance.

  15. Thanks alot! You’ve just added another cute thing to create before Christmas! My to-do list is growing and there is only 10 days left! Please add me in the giveaway hat so maybe I’ll win these sweet ornaments!

  16. I’m already a follower!

  17. April was in CT now CANo Gravatar says:

    These are adorable!!

  18. Jessica RushNo Gravatar says:

    This are to die for!! I love collecting and obtaining ornaments and am going to do this project today, I’m so excited!! I’m making one for everyone on my Christmas list. Thanks for this adorable post and everything you do! (I have bookmarked your how-to letter like a pro..can’t wait to try that out also!)

    Thanks for the opportunity to win this give-away, crossing my fingers!

  19. Jessica RushNo Gravatar says:

    I already follow you on Facebook :)

  20. Jessica RushNo Gravatar says:

    Jessica Rush
    Can’t wait to try these out! Everyone go check out her site, it’s adorable! burlap+blue

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  21. I follow your blog via GFC

  22. I like your fb page..These ornaments are so cute!

  23. Adorable ornaments! I’m a follower!

  24. These are adorable! I’m going to make a batch! Thanks for the idea! I just subscribed!