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How to Make a Valentine's Day Rose Heart
Here's a Valentine's Day craft you will love making. It looks great when it's hanging up. Add a bit of class to your decor with this easy and fun-to-make felt craft project. Like any other craft, it might take some time to create this heart, but it's well worth the effort.
Like any other project, I suggest you gather all your supplies and read over all the directions, so you know what you need. You have it right in front of you, and you know what you have to do.
So, if you want to make it now, why don't you gather your supplies and start reading so you can begin?
- Gather all the materials needed.
- Draw a heart shape onto your pattern paper.
- Cut out the heart shape.
- Glue your heart shape onto the cardboard/poster paper and let it dry.
- Cut several circles in different sizes from your red felt.
- Cut each felt circle in a swirling fashion.
- Make the rose.
- Cover your heart pattern with the red roses and glue them into place.
- Cut a frame out of the thin cardstock.
- Glue your frame in place around the outside of your rose-filled heart.
- Cut a piece of red ribbon and make it 4 to 6 centimeters in length.
- Use the hot glue gun to glue the ribbon onto the back.
- Hang your work of art.
Gather Your Supplies and Start Making Your Rose Heart
Step 1: Gather all the materials needed for this tutorial:
- A thick piece of colored cardstock, posterboard, or cardboard in the color of your choice
- A thinner-sized piece of colored cardstock or cardboard in the color of your choice
- A 1.5-cm. thick red ribbon
- Red felt
- A pencil
- Short pointed craft scissors (or manicure scissors)
- Regular scissors
- X-Acto type cutter
- Pattern paper
- Hot glue
As with any craft project that involves scissors or a razor-style cutter—watch the kids! Don't let them use anything sharp or dangerous...the same goes for the hot glue gun. Those items should be handled only by Mom!
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Now it's time to make the rose. You will do this by starting to roll them from the inside end of the cut red felt swirl. Roll it (not too tight, not too loose) onto itself as shown in the picture and make a bud . . . give it a dab of glue to hold it into place. You can also use craft glue, so you don't burn yourself. When you are done, hot glue the bottom of the finished "rose." Before you glue it, check the photo to see that you have done this step correctly. The first few might be a bit difficult, but it will get easier as you make more. If you are having any problems, just study the picture. You may have to play with each rose to give it the shape you are looking for.
There's a how-to video below if you feel like you need more instruction. The video shows you how to make a paper rose, but the felt will work the same way.
Fill your heart pattern with the felt roses. Spread the felt roses out and cover the pattern completely. Use smaller roses to fill in any spaces between the larger roses. Use hot glue to secure the roses in place when you have placed them where you want them.
Use the thinner cardboard to make a "frame" for your heart-shaped rose art. You can make the border as thick or thin as you like.
Time to Decorate Your Space!
Okay, it's time to hang your work of art. I bet you are pretty proud of yourself, this craft looks more involved and difficult than it really is. I hope you like your picture.