Usually my 10 year old daughters take in a little Valentine’s gift or treat for all the kids in their class (last year’s treats here). But this year things have changed a little. It seems as though the thought of giving the boys anything to do with love or fondness is something that makes their little cheeks turn pink. They say the boys are silly, not interesting, noisy and smelly. In other words, they’re starting to NOTICE them. Oh gosh.
So together with my daughters we came up with a these little puffed heart necklaces that they can give to all the girls in their class. It’s a quick and simple project that my daughters helped with and the result is absolutely adorable. I can just imagine their little group of girlfriends walking around school on Valentine’s Day with these little coloured fabric hearts hanging around their necks.
I cut the cotton batting heart slightly smaller than the cotton hearts so that there was no risk of it poking out after being stitched.
Now you just have to layer all the hearts and string. Put the first cotton heart right side down then place the cotton batting heart on top. Next place the string across the middle (or slightly higher up) and then the last cotton heart on top (good side facing up).
Now you just have to simply stitch around the outside of the heart. For some I used the zigzag stitch instead and it also gave a nice effect.
We then took some heavy card stock to make little Valentine’s Cards in which to give the necklaces. We punched two little holes near the top to pass the string through and used Washi tap to fasten the rolled string on the other side. You can add little messages and notes inside the card as well.