Conversation Heart Banner

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As a kid, one of my favorite things about Valentine’s Day was getting a little box of Conversation Heart candies.  I loved them!  (I still do, but roses and chocolates are also nice!)

conversation heart banner

Here’s a simple Conversation Heart banner for Valentine’s Day.

conversation heart banner

What you’ll need:

conversation heart banner

Felt sheets
Embroidery thread
Embroidery needle
Ribbon for hanging
Sewing machine and coordinating thread
Water soluble pen
Heart pattern (I used the “Cookie” pattern from a previous project, pattern can be found here.)

Ok, print out your pattern and cut it out.  Using a permanent marker or water soluble pen, trace your pattern onto the felt.  You can fit 6 hearts total onto a sheet of 9″ x 12″ felt (which will end up being 3 hearts on your banner).

conversation heart banner

Cut out your hearts (making sure to cut just inside the lines if you use a permanent marker).  There are yellow hearts pictured above, but in the end I decided not to use them.

conversation heart banner

Using a water soluble marker, write your message onto one of the hearts.

conversation heart banner

Here are the expressions I used:
KISS ME
HUG ME
LOVE
LOVE YOU
XOXO
BE MINE
I’M YOURS
CUTIE PIE
LOVE BUG

Now, embroider your message.  I used a simple back stitch.  But you can do whatever you like.

conversation heart banner

Remember to only put messages on half of your hearts.  (The other half will be the back side of the banner.)

conversation heart banner

Now, take the plain hearts and pin them to the ribbon (ribbon on top) – spacing them as you like.

conversation heart banner

Sew the ribbon to the hearts.  If there’s a gap between your hearts (like there is with mine) and you don’t want your thread to be seen, you’ll have to sew on each heart separately.

conversation heart banner

Once all of the back hearts are basted on, pin on the front conversation heart (matching front and back colors).

conversation heart banner

Sew around the heart about 1/4″ to 1/8″ away from the edge.  Do this for each heart, using a coordinating color thread.  (Tip: Sew all of the same color hearts, then switch your thread to another color and sew all of those next, etc…)

conversation heart banner

Use a scissors to trim any parts where the hearts don’t perfectly overlap.  And then hang your banner!

conversation heart banner

conversation heart banner

Happy Sewing and Happy Valentine’s Day!!

13 Comments

13 Comments on Conversation Heart Banner

  1. Ashli
    January 29, 2011 at 10:17 AM (7 years ago)

    LOVE this! I think I know what I’ll be doing this weekend!

    Reply
  2. KJ@letsgoflyakite
    January 30, 2011 at 9:04 AM (7 years ago)

    I just saw this on Craft Gossip and had to stop by and tell you how much I love it. So precious.

    Reply
  3. Mandy
    January 30, 2011 at 11:26 AM (7 years ago)

    This is darling! Thanks for sharing!

    Reply
  4. Krista
    January 30, 2011 at 2:24 PM (7 years ago)

    This is totally adorable! I love it! Great work 🙂

    Reply
    • Lakesha
      May 17, 2016 at 9:45 PM (1 year ago)

      Clear, invrimatofe, simple. Could I send you some e-hugs?

      Reply
  5. Chris
    January 30, 2011 at 6:04 PM (7 years ago)

    So cute!

    Reply
  6. mom24boys
    January 30, 2011 at 6:17 PM (7 years ago)

    I love these. I am sharing this on my blog
    4growingboys.blogspot.
    Stop by and check it out. Thanks for the inspiration!

    Reply
  7. Apex
    January 30, 2011 at 6:53 PM (7 years ago)

    I love this and will share with the my kids thank you.

    Reply
  8. Kristy
    January 30, 2011 at 10:17 PM (7 years ago)

    Super cute!

    Reply
  9. Marjory Steele Skousen
    January 30, 2011 at 11:40 PM (7 years ago)

    You are so talented. I found your tuturiol on the endless scarf and I plan to make one this wk. Found you on the Tatertots and Jello blog. I’m now following you, I hope you’ll come on by and follow me back.

    Reply
  10. Ro Little
    January 30, 2012 at 3:03 PM (6 years ago)

    This is absolutely ADORABLE!! I’m putting together a section of crafts for LOVE month on my site … http://www.wikimommy.com … and I would love to feature this!! Please email me ro (at) wikimommy (dot) com and let me know if I may re-post this on my site. Thanks for sharing!!

    Reply

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