Faux Patchwork Heart Wreath

This weekend was cold and dreary, perfect for crafting.  I had my first round of prolotherapy injections in my back on Thursday and was given orders to rest for four days.  Not being able to exercise over the weekend gave me plenty of time to craft and I enjoyed it so much!

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and I decided to make a “wreath” to hang over our fireplace.  I had most of the supplies that I needed on-hand and only had to buy an inexpensive sheet of foam board to complete this project.

Supplies:
Foam Board
Sharpie
Utility Knife
Mod Podge
Foam Brush
Coordinating Fabrics Cut into 2.5” Squares
Pipe Cleaner

How-To:
Use a Sharpie to draw a heart onto the foam board.  I drew on the wrong side in case I messed up, then I’d still have a clean “good” side.  Cut heart out with utility knife.
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Brush the back of a fabric square with Mod Podge and smooth into place.  Press fabric over to the back with your fingers when covering the edges.
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Vary the position of the fabric squares to resemble  patchwork.
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Allow to dry for several hours or overnight.
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Since this is very lightweight, I made a hanger out of a pipe cleaner and adhered it with packing tape.
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Hang and enjoy!
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As a cute embellishment, I made a flower with heart shaped petals using this pattern.
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I am so pleased with this project.  This cute heart makes me smile and really brightens up my living room.  Please keep visiting as I’ll soon share my Valentine mantel.

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Comments

  1. I sure hope the injections help because they sound painful. This heart is so cute. I love the colors in the fabrics that you used.

  2. Love this. How excited was I when I realized it was no sew! Great idea. Pin, stumble, tweet, fb…

  3. Hi Paula! Oh, poor thing! I hope those injections help you really fast! Well, you made good use of your down time as the heart is so pretty! You’re very talented.
    Thanks for popping in tos ee me.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  4. Super cute! :) Love it!

  5. Wow! I really really love this- the beautiful look of patchwork without all the sewing! Pinning this! Hope the injections work well for you!

  6. Paula! That is fabulous! I love it. Honestly, when I saw the first picture I enlarged it to see if I could figure out how you made it and I couldn’t! But it’s so super simple and easy and inexpensive. You should teach a class or something, you come up with the best ideas!

  7. What a cute idea for a Valentine’s Day craft! I love the patchwork heart, Paula. Too, too cute!!!

    xoxoxox,
    Ricki Jill

  8. Love the patchwork treatment. What a cute project, Paula!! Hope those injections work and that you’re on the road to good health very soon. :)

  9. love all the variations of pinks! perfect for v’s day!

  10. That is so cute! What a fabulous idea! I’m so behind. I have exactly zero Valentine’s Day decor out.

  11. Love the patchwork idea and the felt flower is adorable!

  12. That is so stinkin’ cute! I love it! i am going to try it with somes varying reds…anyway new to your blog – so cute!

    Please visit me at LoveItSewMuch.blogspot.com

  13. I hope you don’t mind, I shared this on my blog today.

    Take care, Laura

  14. Thats a great idea . My daughter would love to do something like this. Thanks for the idea!!!!!
    http://maddisworldcrafts.blogspot.com/

  15. great idea! your very crafty.

  16. I found you on Tater Tots and Jello and I would love it if you would share this with our readers too for Fun Stuff Fridays! http://www.toysinthedryer.com/2012/02/14-days-of-valentines-fun-stuff-fridays_10.html

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