burlap_heart_garland_tutorial

Hi!  It’s Amanda from Jedi Craft Girl.  I am happy to share my burlap heart garland tutorial today!  This is a fun and quick project for sure!

Supplies:

Heart Pattern

burlap
fabric scraps
HeatnBond® Lite
Glitter Dust™ Spray
Twine
scraps of lace
Fiber Fill

** a note about burlap…… Not all burlap is created equal.  I spent some time in the LA fabric district talking to different venders about the burlap craze!  The burlap I used in this tutorial is not technically burlap, but jute.  It has a tighter weave, it’s a little stiffer, and it doesn’t fray as much.  If you are not able to find this version of burlap, I am sure the larger weave will work just as well.  I do love the tight weave for this project.

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This garland has 5 hearts.  Cut out 5 sets of burlap hearts.

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Trace 5 of the smaller hearts on the HeatnBond® Lite.  Roughly cut around the hearts and iron to the wrong side of 5 pieces of fabric.  Cut on the pattern line and peel off the backing paper.

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Press with hot iron to 5 burlap hearts.

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Top stitch the fabric heart to the burlap.

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Place the fabric/burlap heart on top of a burlap heart and sew 1/4″ around the heart leaving a 2″ opening on the side.  Here you can see the stitch line, it’s in white thread.

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Put a little fiber fill in the hearts.  Don’t over stuff.

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Top stitch the opening closed.

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Spray the hearts with Gold Glitter Dust™ Spray.  This give them just a little something’ extra 🙂

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I love the Glitter Dust™ because the glitter does not flake off.  It’s a very soft dusting!

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I tried to photograph so you can see the glitter – it’s really subtle which I love.

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Measure the twine the length you want the garland.  Thread a large needle and sew through the top portion of each heart.  You kind of have to squeeze the heart to get the needle through.

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Here they are all strung:

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Now get out your basket of lace and your cat 🙂

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Start tying little pieces of lace randomly.  I used every kind of lace and all different tones of neutral.

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Keept tying until it is filled in.

burlap_valentine_garlandI hung my garland above my china hutch.  I love it!
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