Make a sweet Valentine’s Day Table Runner with a bunch of felt hearts, to add a little love to your table!
I’m sure I’ve said this before, but I’m not a huge fan of decorating for Valentine’s Day. To be honest, I’m still recovering from Christmas, and I enjoy the look of having Christmas put away. But hearts are fun and I’m all about spreading a little love around, plus the kids enjoy it.
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This Valentine’s Day Table Runner is really just a bunch of felt hearts glued together. I know it seems like it would take such a long time to cut out ALL. THOSE. HEARTS. But it didn’t, because of my magic machine. Okay, so it’s not magic, but it is a machine. I pulled out my Spellbinders Platinum machine and used this Contour Heart Felt Steel Rule Die. The die has six hearts on it, in all different shapes and sizes. The hearts kind of made me laugh, because you know when you are a kid and you are cutting out hearts and no two look the same unless you traced them? Yep, they totally reminded me of that.
The felt that I used is slightly thick. Not as thick as wool felt, but thicker than the kind of felt that is precut into 8.5 by 11 sheets. Use what you’d like though. I found this felt in the fabric section on bolts at Hobby Lobby. It was $5.99 a yard, so it didn’t break the bank. Of course I used a coupon! I cut the felt into sheets that covered the die, and I can get 3 layers of felt through the machine during one pass. Friends that’s 18 hearts being cut at a time!
The felt hearts are mostly gray on this Valentine’s Day table runner, but I decided it would be fun to throw in a couple red hearts into the mix. So I cut some red felt too. That added another two minutes to my project. Now it’s been 10 minutes.
Need more Valentine’s inspiration? Check out this Dancing Hearts Garland!
The part that took the longest for this Valentine’s Day table runner was laying all the hearts out. The hearts needed to go different directions, yet still touch. After that, they just need to be glued together using a hot glue gun or fabric glue. Since the glue can seep through the felt a little, it’s best to use a bit of waxed paper on top and underneath the felt, then put a book on top until the glue dries. I used the hot glue gun because it is a quicker process, despite my dislike of the glue strings the hot glue gun creates.