Handcrafted Yarn Hearts

Handcrafted Yarn Hearts

"Craft makes our homes more human."

-Ilse Crawford


Do you ever have those moments when you want something specific, but don't want to go shopping to try and find it? 

That was me recently . . . I knew I wanted a Valentine filler for one of my favorite trays, and this is what I came up with.  And, actually, I really love these sweet little handcrafted yarn hearts! 

This would be a fun craft to do with kids, too!

Here's how I did it.

What you'll need:
- Cardboard
- Yarn  (any color you choose)
- Scissors
- I used 2 sizes of heart shaped cookie cutters, but you could freehand or print a template
  1. Trace your hearts onto the cardboard and then cut out. I like using different sizes for interest.
  2. Next, this was the key step for me . . . cut a few tiny notches around the sides of the cardboard heart to help secure the yarn at the beginning of wrapping.
  3. And, just start wrapping your heart until the cardboard is covered. There is no right or wrong and the more you wrap, you'll start to get the hang of it.
  4. When finished wrapping, I just looped the end of the string through the back and tied a knot. You could also hot glue.
Let me know if you try this and share a photo by tagging @orangeturtlelane.
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