Thursday, February 6, 2014

Burlap Hearts

We are a little burlap crazy at our house right now!  My daughter choose to make these Burlap Hearts and sell them to earn money for her Young Women Camp this summer.  I am so proud of her - she made 60 of these hearts all by herself!  What a crafty girl I am raising!!

The hearts measure about 12" square and they are big enough to hang on a front door.  Here are some of the different styles she came up with.

There were a few more, but I didn't have time to photograph them as they were flying out the door!  If you are interested in purchasing one leave me a comment and we can work something out.

If you would like to make your own, here are the basic instructions.  This tutorial is for a 5" heart, but it's the same for a larger heart.

fabric or lace
heat n bond lite or heat n bond spray adhesive

 Begin by cutting 2 hearts out of burlap.  For the large hearts I drew a 12" heart on tissue paper and used that for my pattern.

Cut a smaller heart out of fabric or lace.  For the large hearts I used spray n bond to adhere the fabric to the burlap.  For the 5" hearts I used heat n bond lite.  Here are more details on that method.

Adhere the fabric heart to the center of one of the burlap hearts and top stitch around.

With wrong sides together, sew around the 2 burlap hearts and leave a small opening for stuffing.

Stuff, and top stitch closed.  

For the large hearts we used a piece of wire for a hanger and added a lace bow.  

On the smaller hearts I made a garland (tutorial) and then also made some hanging hearts.

I had a Young Women Camp meeting and I used these as the handouts.  

 I have burlap dust all over my house!  Time to vacuum :)



  1. These are so cute. It's nice that your daughter is making these as a fundraiser. Also, right now I am obsesses with burlap. Can't get enough ideas using burlap

  2. Beautiful idea! Thank you for the tutorial. Great finding your blog!