Pinterest has been my new addiction and as soon as I saw this doily heart tutorial I knew I HAD to make one.
First was to find all of my supplies on Amazon. I really don’t know what I’d do without Amazon. Living in Hoboken with a baby its not so easy to just go to Michaels, and with all our wonderful stores in town, a craft store is not one of them. Yes, this project, did call for red and white bakers string, yes I should have just ran down the block to Carlos Bakery (aka Cake Boss) and used it as an excuse for some cake…. too bad I just thought of this while writing up this blog post… sigh.
So anyways, after about a week of waiting all my equipment came in… heart doilies, bakers string, um, thats about it for this project, but I AM going to be making a backdrop with some more so got some rope, cloths pins, and mini hot glue gun with sticks…. I didn’t really need to order that last one, but realized I lost mine in the move, so got it while I was thinking of it 😉
So I got all the doilies and string cut up and sewing needle out (didn’t have to buy this- yay for hotel freebies), and realized my needle eye was WAY too small for the string. So I improvised and tied normal string to the end of the bakers string. This actually worked, yay!
First I embroidered the inner heart. It was actually pretty tricky not ripping up the thin paper. About half way through this first part I started to day dream about all the things that I could be doing with my time instead of embroidering a paper heart. So yea, don’t see many of paper embroidering projects in my future.
After that was done, I repeated on the outer heart. This one was much easier because the holes were bigger, so I might cheat on future hearts and just do the outsides 😉
I do have to say that the finished product came out very pretty! I’m going to use these for some Valentines day shoots, but decided to not let all my paper heart embroider work go to too much waste and decided to turn it into a .png heart and a photoshop brush. I’m thinking I might just use these to cheat and not have to do this project again, haha!
You can find the Brush/.png set here: Click Here