I am always competing with my neighbor for the best front door display, I don’t know why but I just feel the need to beat them and be the better looking house! My mom and I were shopping at Gardner Village and saw this really cute heart at Upon the Shelf that would look great on my front door…. the only problem was it was $47 which I am not about to drop on something like this, when I can easily make it. The only difference between mine and the one at Upon the Shelf, is that they had wood on the back (which made it heavy) and then at the top of the heart instead of ribbon to hang it, it had a metal decorative piece to hang it (again that was heavy). Overall, I think they look very similar (sorry I don’t have a picture of the original) and mine cost a fraction of the price and took maybe an hour!
This is the final product
1/2 yard of fabric
Assorted Ribbon or fabric scraps (I used 2 varieties – 1 was about a yard and a half long and was 5 inches wide and the other was about a yard long and 2 inches wide)
1 – stapler that opens and of course staples
1/2 yard of batting
1 foam board (I used 3/4 thick but there are thinner options that are a little cheaper
A needle and some thread
Large bread knife
Then place your cut out heart on top of the batting and either trace the heart and cut the batting or just cut the batting around the foam heart.
Look at those straight lines! HA!
Place the fabric right side up over the batting and foam board. Flip it over and start stapling the edges. I did a few staples on one side and then switch to the other, keeping the fabric pulled tight so it had a nice even look on the fabric.