Easy DIY Valentines Gift

Here’s hoping you came back after I posted an embroidery tutorial.  Yes, I’m a big geek.  However, embroidery is a great way to create some unique DIY gifts and home decor.

Even though embroidery requires a needle, some embroidery floss, and a little patience, it is easy enough for anyone to do. That’s a guarantee you can bank on! Try it for the first time by making this Valentine for your sweetheart.

Supplies

  • Picture frame
  • Enough fabric to fit the frame
  • Embroidery floss
  • Embroidery needle
  • Embroidery hoop

First, decide how big your heart should be in proportion to the frame. You can freehand a heart or print an image from your computer and lightly trace it in pencil onto the fabric.  Lightly pencil in your names in the middle of the heart.  (If you want to get fancy, you can print the names in a word document and trace them onto the fabric so that your font is consistent.)

Second, secure your fabric in your embroidery hoop so that the fabric is taut.

Third, thread your needle and stitch the design using a back stitch.  Remember: There’s nothing to be afraid of with the back stitch! Follow the lines and you’ll be just fine.  If my photo tutorial didn’t help, try this video tutorial.

Third,  frame the fabric in your frame and deliver to your Valentine.  Revel in all the thank-you kisses.

Do you have any DIY Valentine ideas?

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10 responses to “Easy DIY Valentines Gift

  1. this is so cute! i did some stiching this week too! will post soon :) love your site…lots of fun stuff!

  2. Mom

    I love the simple-ness of this. So cute.

  3. Pingback: As Seen On Etsy: Embroidered Valentines Gifts | DIYing to be Domestic

  4. I love this! You are so crafty, I wish I was more like you!

    http://madebyjulene.com/ Have you ever seen this lady’s site? I’m OBSESSED with her work..and really want one whenever I get married. She’s like the crafty queen!

  5. Great project think I will try this with the kids this weekend.
    Thanks for sharing.

  6. Betsyboo

    what if your valentine doesn’t believe in thank you kisses… :) haha!! I loved your toilet bowl posts too. I’m going to try both ways! Miss you!!

  7. Ashton

    So cute Tasha! Your blog is amazing!!!

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