On Saturday, my family and I went to Dollar Tree because I wanted to get some Valentine’s Day decorations. I’ve never really decorated for Valentine’s Day before, but I thought it would be fun for Penny, and Dollar Tree has some really cute stuff (I also stocked up on St. Patrick’s Day decorations). I got a felt heart garland, some glittery heart “table scatter,” and some floral picks of red and white roses with more glittery hearts. While I was hanging the garland, I thought to myself, “These hearts would be great for jewelry!”
I took my extra garland and the table scatter and started playing around.
Fortunately, the hearts on the garland were attached with split rings, so it was really easy to remove a couple of them. Then I started playing around with layering the felt hearts with the glitter hearts. While I was doing that, I noticed that the glitter flaked off pretty easily. So once I found a design I liked, I decided to scrape off as much glitter as I could from one side of the hearts so the glue would adhere better.
Then I got out my hot glue gun and started gluing!
After I glued all my hearts together, I simply added some jump rings and ear wires. The felt hearts already had holes in them from the split rings. I was going to use the split rings instead of jump rings, but I decided they were too big and looked kinda goofy on the earrings.
You can see how big they are in the last picture; a little too big for what I usually wear, but they’re fun. :) I’m debating whether I should make another pair to put in my shop. What do you think?
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