As I've said before, there really isn't anything better than finding a little note tucked into a pocket or lunch pail, except maybe a love note on Valentine's Day... tucked into a sweet little heart banner of course.
So I gathered some scraps of fabric along with a few finds from the bargain bin at the fabric store, some pretty red gross grain ribbon, embroidery floss and a needle.
Next I cut lots of paper hearts until I got one I liked. I then used the template to cut out several fabric hearts, about 7-8 inches across.
I wanted this banner to fit in a doorway, so I cut out five hearts, of course if you want a longer banner you would cut out more hearts. I cut about 8 feet of ribbon so that there would bee ample room for tying on either end. Next I cut out the pockets. I eyeballed this, but 2" X 2" squares sounds about right. I then sewed them onto the middle of each heart with some white embroidery floss in a running stitch. Last but not least, I used the same embroidery floss and running stitch to sew the hearts to the ribbon, spacing them about 3" apart.
The best thing about this project, other than its ease, is the creativity with the materials. Have fun, mix and match. The beauty of valentines day is the massive amounts of pink and red and making them go together, so why not run with it!
To finish it off, tuck a little love note to your special someone, or little one in the pockets to be found and enjoyed later...
*Last time in Crafts and Imagination: Mid-Winter Warmth