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Hi Readers! I’m back! I’m really excited about my latest DIY because it was a spur of the moment project brought on by a JoAnn Fabrics trip. Meet my inspiration: fuchsia and fuchsia polka dot burlap material! Love love love!
I was randomly walking through aisles and the material caught my eye. Then I noticed it was 30% off. I knew it was coming home with me and I knew something Valentine’s Day related was going to be involved. By the end of my shopping trip I had a basket full of stuff and tons of ideas. The one that stuck: Valentine’s Day goody bags for my sisters!
Next stop: Pinterest! (sigh…I love Pinterest…) As I was searching I found some really great ideas, so I decided to combine a few of them.
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To start I had to make a trip back to JoAnns and Michaels to pick up some cool V-Day related stickers, paper and stamps. I found a heart shape online to get the right size and traced the burlap to cut it out with the word design I wanted. I had to be careful as I was cutting because burlap frays really easily.
I started sewing the heart shaped buttons and glued the edges together with fabric glue. I left the top open so I’d have room to shove the stuffing in. Make sure you give the glue plenty of time to dry (I let it go overnight). This will help keep the burlap from fraying!
After that I decided to do a gold blanket stitch, I just Googled blanket stitch and a bunch of tutorials came up. I stitched the edges, added the stuffing, and then stitched them up! NOTE: I started with gold thread, but I was trying to use several strands to make the stitches more pronounced. THIS WAS WAY TOO DIFFICULT. Try gold yarn instead.
The last step was hot gluing the flower embellishments and the gold ribbon loops. I let them dry about 10 min and they were ready to go!
I decided to make a CD of my favorite Christian songs to send in the package too. I’ve been listening to KLove radio station on the way to work, and it’s been so uplifting! Plus what better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than with a reminder of God’s love!
I love to send little things in the mail, so I thought these would be awesome gifts to send to family just to say “I’m thinking of you”!
It’s amazing what a girl can do when she’s snowed in. :)
Happy LOVE Day, until next time!
My goodies are sitting proudly at my office desk :)