A simple DIY Valentines Day Decoration easy to make. You do not have to follow the video instructions exactly. You can use your available and preferred materials. I’ll add a tutorial about the scented candles soon. If you want, you can also return for this tutorial.
For the text message on the heart, you can be creative and use any method you want. You have many text options. You can buy vinyl stickers, wood letters, you can cut them out of cardboard then paste them, etc. In the description below you have a link to the vinyl I used.
The heart shape and text
Here you can download the heart shape in two halves, used as in the video example. The text is also included if you want to follow the tutorial accurately. The text is mirrored so it will display correctly after you print it on the heart.
To shape the heart, stick the two halves together. Cut out the shape of the heart and draw it on a piece of cardboard. I personally paint the cardboard in black with acrylic paint because it offers a pleasant contrast. In this tutorial, I used tempera paint. If you use any other non-visible textile material, there is no need for the paint.
Then cut two identical hearts of fabric as in the example, 1.5cm larger than the heart. We will use this excess material to create the fringes at the end. Glue them on both sides of the cardboard after the paint has dried.
The heat transfer vinyl
The one I used in this example is SS Shovan that comes in an assortment of colors. I used this method because I had this for more than one year. I was curious to see if they were still good enough to make some T-shirts. I will also come back with a tutorial on how to print on T-shirts using this material.
As I said at the beginning of the article, here you can become creative. You do not need to use the same message as the video tutorial. If you follow the example closely, start by transferring the printed text ( mirrored ) onto the back of the vinyl sheet. Then use a sharp cutter to cut the text carefully. Remove the excess vinyl from around the text, then paste it onto the fabric. Depending on the vinyl used, follow the manufacturer’s recommendations for heat bonding it. Once it has cooled down, remove the protective foil.
The decorative accessories
And here you can be creative using your available or preferred materials. In my case, I decorated the heart with rhinestones that I glued as shown in the tutorial.
Displaying the decoration
If you want to have your heart hanging on a wall, follow the video example. Create the holes with which you insert the hook string. If you want to use it as a decoration for a romantic dinner with your loved one, at the end of the tutorial you can see an image of the version I used.
I’m wishing you a Happy Valentines Day and I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. If you have any questions or suggestions feel free to leave a comment on this article. Thank you for watching and reading this article. I’m waiting for you to visit again !