From the Heart Ornaments

Saturday, February 12, 2011
This heart-felt craft idea makes a wonderful Valentine’s Day gift for a loved-one or yourself. Felt, ribbon and assorted jewels, magically transform into a treasured keepsake with Aleene’s® adhesives and Tulip Soft® Fabric Paint.

Materials List

  • Aleene's® Fabric Fusion® Permanent Dry Cleanable Fabric Adhesive

  • Aleene's® Jewel-It Embellishing Glue™

  • Tulip® Soft® Fabric Paint

    BI15787 Mandarin Orange
    BI15789 Azalea
    BI15793 Grape
    BI15806 Platinum
    BI17213 Sunburst Yellow Neon
  • Miscellaneous

    •   Small pliers
    •   Assorted flat-back rhinestones, pearls, sequins and buttons
    •   Felt squares – hot pink, ivory, fuchsia and green
    •   Scissors
    •   Small jump rings
    •   Small paintbrush
    •   Ribbons – 3 different styles in coordinating colors
    •   Small lobster clasp
    •   3” chain for clasp end
    •   Lace, flower trim
    •   Ribbon end caps 


    1. Using different felt colors, cut out six equal heart shapes, approximately 2” high. Cut out 5-6 smaller heart shapes using different colors of felt.
    2. Cut one 16” length from each ribbon style; cut in half.
    3. Using Fabric Fusion®, glue 2 ends of same-style ribbon to the back of a larger felt heart. Overlap and angle at a “V” when gluing, so to allow necklace to hang properly. Repeat step with other two ribbon styles.
    4. Take remaining three large hearts and glue each to back of a heart with ribbon. You will end up with three double-sided hearts with ribbon ties.
    5. Glue various small heart shapes to your three large hearts as desired.
    6. Using small paintbrush, lightly dab Tulip® Soft Paints™ onto front and back of hearts, using Glitter Paint for final accents.
    7. Using Fabric Fusion®, apply lace and flower trims randomly onto hearts. Let dry.
    8. Using Aleene’s® Jewel-It Embellishing Glue™, adhere rhinestones, pearls, sequins and buttons onto hearts in desired positions. Let dry.
    9. Determine the final length desired for necklace and cut each ribbon end. You may want to stagger lengths for each heart, thus cutting ribbons to different lengths.
    10. Place all three ribbon ends from one side into an end cap and close. Repeat on other side.
    11. Using pliers and small jump rings, attach lobster clasp on one side of end cap and 3” chain on the other.
    12. Add embellishments with gems and pearls as desired.

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