December 6, 2011

DIY Whimsy Heart Ornaments

Hi everyone! I'm so thrilled that Amy is featuring this project over at Mod Podge Rocks! If you are coming here from her site and you'd like to see my updated Valentine's post with a few new ornaments I made, please click here! 

I am so excited to share my craft experiment with you that actually turned out amazing! I have been fascinated with photos of paper quilling and got the idea to reproduce a similar visual effect using strips of felt. In my earlier tutorial about  DIY Felt Monogram Ornaments, I showed you how I stiffened felt circles using liquid starch. I wanted to experiment a little more with this process since  it turned out so well with the circles. 
Before you get started, you need to know that the starched hearts will take about a day to dry. Ok, now are you ready to see how I made these too- cute- to- put- away -after -Christmas ornaments? Here's what you'll need and the steps you'll need to take: 

I used a glue gun to carefully glue small sections of the delicate fabric together until it felt secure. I added a generous amount of glitter Mod Podge to help firm up the felt and add a little holiday sparkle!

I love the look of whimsical hearts so much, I plan on putting them somewhere in my house after Christmas so I can admire them beyond the season.

 If anyone decides to try and make these, I'd love to see what you come up with! Just send me a link below.

Thanks for reading!
Linking up with these parties and this party.


  1. What a creative and pretty ornament! Thanks so much for linking up! Merry Christmas!

  2. My girls would love these - how cute!

  3. This is the most innovative idea! Thanks for sharing!

  4. OMG!! Those are beautiful. What a neat idea.

    P.S. I have a giveaway going on. Come over and check it out.

  5. Great job wifey eveything is looking amazing on your new blog. Keep up the good work!

  6. This is perfect:) I am seriously loving your post! It is so inspirational and informative. I think my subscribers would really enjoy reading this. I would love for you to come share it at Frugal Days, Sustainable Ways on Frugally Sustainable ( I really hope that you will put Frugal Days, Sustainable Ways on your list of carnivals to visit and link to each Wednesday!

    Andrea @ Frugally Sustainable
    Here's the link:

  7. I would love for you to link up your ornaments here:

  8. Those are so sweet! :) Found this post via Your Whims Wednesday!

  9. Very cute! Would you be interested in guest posting some day? I'd love to have you!

    Great job!

  10. Kristina,
    Thanks so much for sharing your ornaments at the Rock 'N Share! I think they look great...I like the non-traditional colors too!

  11. Great tutorial! Thank you for linking to Wicked Awesome Wednesday!

  12. Hi Kristina,
    Brenda featured you at Cozy Little House so I popped on over! I love all your crafty tutorials and will keep poking around for even more ideas. I'm now a follower. Love your blog!

  13. I'm popping over from Brenda's Cozy Little House to say hello. You've got some great fun and easy craft stuff going on over here. I do love hearts! Will be back for more inspiration, but for now, it's way past my bedtime on this side of the world. Have a great weekend. Tammy

  14. Seriously clever!

    Thank-you so much for adding your creativity to our Pin'Inspiration Party this week.

    Happy follower and would love if you popped by and grabbed a button.

  15. How clever! Thanks for linking to Things I've Done Thursday!

    Sew Rugged @ bear rabbit bear

  16. i love this idea! I can use my cookie cutters

  17. Thanks so much everyone for the kind comments! Yes, this works great with cookie cutters!

  18. These are so great! I am pinning them and will be using them in a featured post this week. Thanks for linking up and sharing:>

  19. I just love this idea! I love the white and turquoise too! I would love for you to share it at my Shades of the Season party.

  20. These are SOOO adorable. I featured you today on Pin'Inspirational Thursday's and Pinned these beauties.. Please stop in and have a look/grab a button.. THANKS again for linking.. Hope you come back again today.. THANK YOU.. Wishing you an amazing rest of the week.. xoxo.. Marilyn ..

  21. They look great Kristina.
    Thanks for linking to the Simply Christmas inspiration Party at Shabby Art Boutique.
    Festive hugs ~ Kerryanne

  22. These are fantastic! What a great project!


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