tutorial: felt heart magnets
Make this tutorial felt heart magnets for Valentine’s Day or any day you want to share some love!
You will need:
Various colors of felt, upcycle small scraps if you have them.
Start with a bag of various colored scraps of felt or purchase squares of felt, in colors you love from your local fabric or craft store.
As I cut up hearts, I found it was easier to cut out the smallest heart first then use it as a guide when cutting the other colors of felt to go behind it.
After about an hour or so of cutting, I had used up lots of tiny scraps of felt and had quite a few heart stacks. Experiment with various color combinations.
You can glue on the sequins but I think it’s a lot easier to sew them on- less messy glue gun web and burned fingers but, if you’re skilled with the hot glue gun it’s definitely an option here. When stacking sequins, use a bead at the top to hold all the sequins in place. Bring the needle up through the sequins and bead then past the bead and back through the sequins and felt.
On a few of the hearts, I tacked down the edges with a thread or embroidery floss whip stitch. I like the embroidered look but couldn’t help still adding a little sparkle every time.
Magnets (like the one’s pictured here) can be purchased at craft store (maybe even hardware stores too) in various sizes and strengths. Make sure you get the strongest magnets, nobody like precious papers and pictures falling off the fridge when you breeze past.
The sky’s the limit on design, experiment with colors, beads, and shape of sequins. You could even use buttons.
For an equally charming, simpler look, leave off the sequins and just hot glue or sew the felt into place. I hope you enjoyed the tutorial felt heart magnets.
Good luck and enjoy!
For more Valentine ideas check out my heart wreath tutorial.