Thursday, January 9, 2014

Love Blooms Here

  My second Valentine's themed craft was inspired by this post at Just Crafty Enough.  I had a stack of fat quarter squares that were given to me about 2 years hanging out in my craft stash and I thought they would be perfect for this.
  I started off with buying a three pack of mini plant pots, Styrofoam balls and floral grass at my local Dollar Tree.  I painted the pots with Martha Stewart Paint color Habanero.  Using my Silhouette I cut out the saying (font is BoyzRGross and can be found here) The saying is painted with Martha Stewart Paint color Wedding Cake.  (You can see where I messed up a little bit on the letter 'e' when removing the positive vinyl piece)  **If you do not have a vinyl cutter you could always use a stencil or even letter stickers.  Or even leave the pots blank with just whatever color you decide to paint them.  The only limit is your imagination**

   While my paint was drying for both the pots and the saying I cut out heart shapes from fat quarter squares.  Once I had two hearts cut out I hand stitched them together (my sewing machine is still in its original box never taken out to be used because well, I do not know how to use it maybe some day but today is not that day)  Stuffed the hearts with cotton batting and sewed them closed around a kabob skewer.  I cut the skewers at different lengths to create height adjustment.  The nice thing about using the fat quarters was none of my squares matched.  So my little blooming hearts are reversible!

  I used hot glue to adhere my floral grass but the hearts/sticks are removable so you can change which hearts you want showing with the saying (I only painted it on one side of the pots) I also painted my skewers in the Wedding Cake color. Here it is again all finished.
Til Next Time

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Anonymous said...

I love this

Deanna McCool said...

This is such a cute project! Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

I love this. But I still don't get how you did the hearts. What are fat quarter squares??

Mia said...

Amanda,Fat quarters refer to cloth that's been cut into 18 inch by 22 inch blocks. Basically just a square a fabric. I traced a heart onto the backside of the fabric square then cut it out. Using two hearts from two different patterns I sewed the two hearts together turned them inside out so now the front of the fabric is outside, stuffed them with cotton stuffing and then sewed them shut around the skewer. I hope that helps some. I am terrible at explaining myself.

Anonymous said...

Thank you!! It helps out a lot!!

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