Valentine’s Day Decorations | Easy Craft | Apostrophe S | Love Struck

Valentine’s Day Decorations | Easy Craft | Apostrophe S | Love Struck


Hi, this is Jill with Apostrophe S. Today
we’ve got a brand new kit for you that we want to show you for Valentine’s Day. It is
called Love Struck. This is a picture of it that shows it’s kind of a mobile hanging against
a wall. And I have the actual. You can see that it’s kind of large for this space, but
at least you kind of get an idea of the product itself. All of the hearts are made with hand-made
mulberry paper. Then you can see at the end of each string there’s one of these little
beads and it’s actual real shell that’s been carved. So that’s great. Then it’s got this
bling on the top of this square dowel. So let me show you some particulars with this.
What you’re going to get in the kit is you’re going to get all of the hearts that are cut
out of the paper, the thread, the little beads and needle.Then these dowels are square and
you will also get the paper. You’ll notice that the glitter paper isn’t quite long enough.
So you will need to cut it. Whoops, I’m completely off the camera there. Sorry. You will need
to cut it and piece it to fit the dowels. Okay? All you’ll need from home is you’re
going to need a pair of scissors and you are going to need a hot glue gun. Okay, so let’s
get started. What we did, first of all, is we took each one of these hearts and I’ve
threaded this needle here to get ready to sew them, but before I sew them, I want to score
each one of the hearts so that they’re easier and straighter to fold. So all I’ve done is
I’ve taken the dowel and I just line it up with the point at this part of the heart and
at the very, very end and you just score it with the needle like that and it folds perfectly
like that. So do that with all of the hearts before you get started. Okay? Then the next thing that we do is I’ve taken
the thread at the end of the needle and I’ve tied several knots in it, so that they don’t
go through the hole in the bead. Then what I do is I take this little bead and I string
it all the way. I take it all the way to the end of that and then I loop it. I do it one
more time. Hang on here, like that. Okay? And then you can just trim this end right
off. Then what I’m going to do is I’m going to take each of the hearts and I’m going to
take them in sets of two, pink and red and I’m going to sew them. And I’m just going
to go up and down, and they can be fairly far across, excuse me, spaced, you know, wide,
like that, so that when you’re done sewing them, they look like that. And you string
them along the threads. And you get all of them strung. So let me show you again
with the actual – whoops, sorry about that – with the actual one here. These long strings
that I’ve got five hearts on, those run about 21 inches long. Then there’s four hearts,
five hearts, four hearts, five hearts. So there’s five rows straight across. So they
go varying lengths. But you can do it however you want to do it, but that just tells you
that we did 21 inches and then a little shorter with just the four and we have plenty of thread.
Okay? So once you get all of your hearts strung
like this and you can, you can adjust them. You can see that they move on the string like
this. You can see that before I put the paper, the glitter paper on this dowel, I just tied
a knot with each of those threads and then I glued them to make sure that they stayed.
Then I also did a string like this that you can hang it. And once I had all those glued
on, then I took the little strips of the paper and simply put them on with the hot glue gun
to finish it off. Now this one isn’t glued on this back side because it’s hung against
the wall. Let me grab our picture again. So you can see it just had the flat edge against
the wall, but didn’t need to be covered. But if you want it hanging freestyle in like a
room and it’s going to spin around, you’d want that back side also covered with the
glitter paper. Okay? So when you’re done, that’s really all that
there is to it. Now let me offer one other suggestion. One thing that you can also try
is this is the dowel cut in half. If you do it this way, you can glue them and string
the hearts in different ways so you have more of a three dimensional mobile and then cover
them with the paper. It takes a little bit more time, but has an awesome effect. So there
you go. Love Struck from Apostrophe S…make it yours.

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