During a recent search for Valentine accessories, I happened across a great heart that was just screaming out for the Suzy Homemaker treatment. So, armed a reel of red satin Boutique ribbon from Dunelm, my B&M heart and I headed to the sofa for a spot of crafting in front of Sunday night tellybox.
George of the Jungle had just started.
I do love George.
WATCH OUT FOR THAT TREE!!
How to make a simple ribbon heart
- Remove any hanging hooks – mine came with an eye hook, screwed into the top centre
- Starting to one side of the hole where the hook was, tape the free end of the ribbon to the back of the heart, as shown in the image
- Keeping the ribbon on the roll, firmly and evenly wind the ribbon around the heart
- Glue in place, preferably on the back where it won’t be seen
- Re-attach the hook or attach a new one if you wish to hang it
- Add more ribbon to hang your heart – don’t forget to cut a “V” in the ends of your ribbon for the perfect finish
To stop the ends of your ribbon from fraying, take a lighter and with care, quickly pass the naked flame along the raw edge.
Like I say, simple! But I think you’ll agree, it makes a world of difference to the original heart, which now looks stylish, contemporary and elegant.
I used red ribbon, because I specifically wanted this project for my Valentine’s Day styling, but you could use any colour you like for a whole range of occasions. Think blue for a boy or pink for a girl. Silver, gold, coral, sapphire, or emerald for significant anniversaries and, of course, white for an engagement or wedding.
The possibilities are endless.
There concludes my Valentine’s Day crafting for another year. Next up, styling the mantel (and the console and the landing…!)
Will you be crafting up a storm of red and white? If you decide to make a ribbon heart of your own, I’d love to see it. Drop a comment below and direct me to your creation!
A hui hou,