As of late, I’ve been looking for very simple things I can make this holiday season that will help me teach my kids how to sew. They’re not quite ready to try the machine, but they’re definitely old enough (and patient enough) to try a bit of hand stitching. That’s how I came up with this snowflake embroidered felt heart ornament idea that I couldn’t help sharing with everyone else too because it turned out so cute.
Check out these step by step instructions complete with photos! If you’d rather follow along with a video tutorial instead of written words, scroll to the bottom of this post to find just what you’re looking for.
For this project, you’ll need:
- White thread
- A needle
- White stuffing or crafting fluff
- Red felt
- Red ribbon
- Hot glue
- A black marker
- Curved nail scissor
- White rhinestones
Gather your materials!
Turn your red felt page sideways so it sits landscape and draw a heart in the bottom right corner. Cut a rectangular strip from the same end as the heart, the full height of the page, so that the heart you draw is part of the strip at one end (rather than cutting around the actual heart shape itself).
Fold the rectangular strip you just cut in half by pulling the top back and downward so the top edge meets up with the backside of the edge below your drawn heart. Then cut the heart shape out, making sure that you’re cutting through both layers of the new folded shape. When you’re done, you’ll have two hearts!