Gift Ideas,  Valentine's Day

DIY Heart Pendant – Just in time for Valentine’s Day!

Spread The Love

Whether you want to show your love to a friend or make one of these for yourself, these little hand stitch pendants are wonderful!

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These guys are so quick and easy to make. This would be a perfect DIY project to do with your kids or grandkids.

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I used this wooden circle blank.

Pink Ribbon Petites Thread Collection

And Sulky 12 Wt. Cotton Petites. I used two of the colors from our Beat Cancer Petites Thread Collection, the Hot Pink #1109 and Blendables color Vintage Rose #4030.

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With the Vintage Rose Blendables thread I used just one strand. Sulky’s 12 wt. cotton is equal to 2 strands of embroidery floss. I outlined my heart shape first and then did a cross stitch pattern on the inside.

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The single strand gave the pendant a more delicate look and I like how the Blendables color change gives it some dimension.

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For the Hot Pink one, I used two strands of Sulky 12 wt. cotton thread.

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This not only made the heart really stand out, it also meant that I didn’t have to tie a knot on the back! Thread the needle with the loop at the end.

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Once you take your first stitch, and you poke your needle back through the pendant, put your needle through the loop of the thread.

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Pull it tight and this will secure your thread without having to do a knot! (Sorry for the blurry pic. This is the best I could do with the camera on my phone, but hopefully you get the concept.)

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When securing the thread after you have stitched the heart, slide the needle under a few of the stitches on the backside of the pendant.

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Once you pull the thread through, those stitches will hold the thread in place. Now go enjoy spreading the love with your new pendant!

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Happy Sewing!

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