How to Make a Chenille Heart
This simple little heart, with a cupid’s arrow shooting through it, is made from chenille stems. It makes a nice little Valentine gift for the children to give their friends, and it is an easy enough craft even for little ones.
If desired, you can add a little note to the bottom of the heart, with a Valentine sentiment such as “Be Mine” written on it.
- 1 Red Chenille Stem
- 1 White Chenille Stem
- 12 Inches Narrow White Ribbon
- Hot Glue or Tacky Glue
These are very simple and take only minutes to assemble. I used a very fluffy chenille stem for the heart and a regular chenille stem for the arrow.
Begin by folding the red chenille stem in half. Twist the open ends of
the chenille stem together.
Pinch the folded section and push down toward the joined area to form a heart shape.
For the arrow, cut a white chenille stem to a 6″ length. Cut another piece of white to a 1½ inch length, and another white piece to a 1 inch length.
Twist your 1½ inch piece securely around the six inch length and shape the arrow point.
Twist the one inch length around the 6 inch length and shape to form the arrow end.
Glue the arrow in place, as shown in the photo.
Glue in place a six to seven inch piece of ribbon to form a hanger
Finally, tie a little ribbon bow and glue it on in such a way that it covers the ends of the ribbon hanger.
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