Hearts á la Carl Larson: Vintage style Christmas ornaments. Stuffed hearts made out of second hand textiles (shirts, tablecloth and tea towels) embellished with yoyo’s, lace or cut out pieces of embroidery. Great for decorating your home for Christmas – hang at the door or cupboard handle – or wrap nicely and use as an informal hostess gift.
How to do:
Draw a heart template on a piece of cardboard and cut out.
Place the heart template on your fabric and cut out two hearts. If you want to add lace or embroidery – do it now then stitch together the two pieces.
Put the two hearts right to right and pin to keep in position. Make a loop of (5-6 inches long) of ribbon or string and insert it at the top of the heart – in between the two layers. Be sure both ends of the ribbon/string will go to the edge.
Stitch the two fabric pieces together, taking a ½ inch (1 cm) seam (be sure both ends of the loop are in the seam) and leave a 1 ½ inch opening.
Turn right side out. Stuff the heart and stitch the opening by hand, voila!