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Looking For a Cute Valentine’s Day Craft? Try These Beaded Heart Pins

There’s something very satisfying about stitching with beads. I love the meticulous work of embellishing one little bead at time. And while many of my bead projects take considerable time, these little heart pins are small enough to whip up in one sitting. Read on to find out how to make some of your own. 

Supplies
Craft felt in assorted colors
Scissors
Straight pins
Seed beads
Beading needle (or embroidery needle small enough to fit through beads)
Pin backs
Hand quilting thread

Instructions:
Cut felt into heart shapes and make stacks of about three layers per pin for stability. Pin the stack of felt together with a straight pin and begin stitching beads around the perimeter of the shape with hand quilting thread. Continue to fill in the center with more beads or a text message like “LOVE” or “Be Mine.”  After all the beads are stitched on, sew a pin back to the reverse side and you’re good to go.

A little side note… My 5-year-old daughter saw me working on these pins and asked to make one of her own. Now she’s hooked on stitching with beads. So if you’re okay with the likely possibility that you will spend more time picking beads up off the floor after  your next stitching session, invite the budding crafter in your life to make a pin, too. It’s so fun to see what the little ones create and totally worth the inevitable bead spills. : )

Below is the clip of the craft segment I did this morning on WZZM Channel 13 “Take Five & Company” demonstrating how to make these pins.

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Comment from iHanna
Time: January 30, 2010, 5:30 am

Very cute! :-)

Comment from Rachel
Time: January 30, 2010, 3:57 pm

Aww, those are so cute! Thanks so much, I’ll be linking.

Comment from nancy
Time: February 1, 2010, 3:32 pm

Love them, they look yummy ! And best wishes for a Happy Valentine’s Day!

Comment from Diane
Time: February 2, 2010, 9:34 am

Cute, cute, cute! I’ll be cutting out felt hearts today for sure.

Congratulations on being spotlighted on One Pretty Thing again! http://www.oneprettything.com/

Happy Valentine’s Day to you and your family!

Comment from Jen Parker
Time: February 4, 2011, 2:45 am

My son and I just made some great cards with his photo and candy. I love DIY projects that mean more because you make them yourself. http://jenparkerphotography.wordpress.com/2011/02/03/i-heart-valentines-day-still/

Pingback from CraftSanity – A blog and podcast for those who love everything handmade » Another Valentine Craft Idea…
Time: February 5, 2011, 5:25 pm

[...] heart pins. I made a bunch last year and found time to stitch a new one a few weeks back. Check out my tutorial, if you’d like to make some for the crafty people on your Valentine’s Day treat [...]

Comment from erika
Time: February 24, 2011, 8:27 pm

Hi, I’m also addicted to embroidery with beads, even today I finished my latest creation the show in my pages: http://www.etsy.com/listing/68769004/embroidered-bib-necklace how beautiful your heart!

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