I wanted to add a little Valentine's decor to our house without going overboard, or spending money. Mike discovered this great place to hang a banner when Miles was born and he hung up a welcome home miles sign. We had snowflakes for January, so we needed some hearts for February.
I took white flannel and cut 10 inch by 5 inch rectangles. Then I folded them in half and cut out a heart from both sides. I just used a heart stencil that I had, but you could print a clip art heart and trace around that.
Then I took 4 different red fabrics and cut 9.5 inch by 4.5 inch rectangles. I wanted them a little bit smaller than the white so it wouldn't hang off the edge.
I put the red fabric down on the white fabric so the red shown through the heart cut outs. (hi little boy hand!)
Then I folded the fabric in half. I thought about sewing up the sides and bottom to keep it together, but since I used flannel, it was sticking together pretty well.
I just used a basic running stitch and sewed around the heart through all 4 layers of fabric with some embroidery floss. I only went through one layer of white at the beginning and end so I could hide my knots.
Then I just strung some string through the fold at the top, going in the middle of the 4 layers. I love how it turned out. I think it'd be super cute with burlap too. I had fun making a sewing project that didn't involve my machines.