I had seen a crocheted heart garland on-line (click here for directions) -- we did ours in pink.
Also made a few crocheted hearts using variegated yarn.
R1 Chain 1, sc into loop 7 times - join with slip stitch into chain 1
R2 sl st into 1single crochet, 5 hdc into second sc, hdc in next two stitches, hdc, chain 1, hdc in next stitch, hdc in next two stitches, 5 hdc in last stitch, sl st in original sl st.
Pull up a loop on your finished stitch to hang it by - weave ends into back
Wendy (over at Wendy's Hat) inspired me to make some felt ornaments with her beautiful heart creation --
I actually made three valentine ornaments like this ---- here's the other two
The vintage images came from Clearly Vintage (love that site - Cora does a great job collecting vintage images and putting them up for all of us to use!) I ran the images through my Cuttlebug with the Script Embossing folder (Provo Craft) and lightly inked them with brown ink (to age them a little).
The crocheted hearts are exactly the same as the ones above - only difference is I used the single crochet stitch instead of the half double crochet stitch - in this way they were a little smaller and fit on my felt heart better.
I hot glued some vintage lace (that I picked up at a thrift store last year) around the edge.
For this one I used a cream felt and made a little pocket on the front. (Also inspired by Wendy at Wendy's Hat). Used another Clearly Vintage image and added some pleated ribbon around the outside edge.
Used my Martha Stewart leaf punch for those leaves and the rose came from ?????? --- just something I had in my stash.
This was inspired by Pam (over at Our Sheltering Tree) ---- as soon as I saw her beautiful embroidered bird I knew I wanted to try it. I free-handed this...but having never embroidered before I wasn't sure how to do the blanket stitch around the edge......this page helped with that. I think I'm hooked -- it was so much fun making this!
Wanted to link to this post I just saw on Made with Monday -- come extra cute stuffed felt hearts!!
Hope you've enjoyed my homemade Valentines' tree --- I enjoyed making it!
This post linked to:
Made With Love Monday
Take A Look Tuesday
Valentine's Link Party at The Shabby Creek Cottage