My mom made these Felt Valentine Hearts for us when we were kids and we’d wake up to them filled each Valentines morning. I've decided to keep this 30+ year tradition of ours going and now it can be yours!
Valentines traditions are hard to come up with especially ones that are meaningful. It was always a treat to wake up to these filled felt hearts every Valentine's morning in our house. I knew I wanted my kids to experience this as well.
We always got a new shirt to wear, some treats, a handwritten card and a little stuffed animal. The girls also got fresh flowers. But the possibilities for filling them are endless. We love doing Valentine's Day books for kids now. Here are my siblings young with theirs...
Here are some other things to stuff the Valentines heart with:
- Valentines books
- Bracelet making kit
- Valentines straws
- Red and pink candies
- Valentines shirt to wear to school
- Valentines bows for little girls
- Heart shaped jewelry
The greatest part about these Valentine's hearts is you can decorate them however you would like. You have the opportunity to let your creativity shine.
These charming little hearts also make great Valentine’s day gifts. Or you can even use them in place of Valentine cards. They can even be a fabulous addition to your usual Valentine's decorations.
Felt is a great medium to work on with your kids as well. There’s really no limit to how you can make these hearts. That makes them great to either make with children or by yourself or for a craft night, depending on your plans.
Don’t you just love all the things you can do with felt? Seriously, the options are endless. Not only that, but it’s soft and fun to work with. That’s why I love making these adorable felt hearts for Valentine’s day.
What materials do I need to make felt hearts?
Colored felt - This is the most obvious material for these felt hearts. Pink, white, or red felt will work or completely different colors. Honestly, you can use any color you like because these are your creations and there’s no right or wrong.
Heart template (multiple sizes) - We make ours out of paper first and they should be about 18 inches in width.
Hot glue (or fabric glue) - This is to glue your two hearts together. You can easily add them to a ribbon to hang as part of your Valentine’s Day decor.
Scissors - This might be obvious, but you’ll want to use sharp fabric scissors to cut out the felt hearts.
Fabric paint - We use this to write the name on the front
Lace - We outline the heart with this.
How do I make felt Valentine hearts?
I start by tracing the heart shape onto the felt then I cut them out. I also like to make a second heart for the base and lay them on top of each other to create the design before I glue or stitch anything together.
I then use the fabric paint to write the name on the top heart. I like to do it in cursive.
Once I have the design figured out, I glue the two hearts together except the top opening, about 8 inches.
I then add the lace to the top heart and glue it on making sure to cut and trim where needed.
Ta da! You’re done! You now have an adorable felt heart that you can give away as a gift or decorate your house with them.
I hope you like making these fun Valentine hearts. If you want to make them with the kiddos, then I recommend letting them create designs for themselves and then using fabric glue or hot-glue to bring the whole design together.
However you make them and whoever you make them with, I hope you enjoy this family tradition that we all love.
Happy Valentine’s Day!