Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Joyful Creations - Easy Heart Table Runner

Hello Fellow Thrifters and Friends,

    I don't know what it is about Valentines Day this year, but I am excited. I just love being married to Mr Joyful Thrifter, so I love that this holiday celebrates being in love. I know I can show him how much I love him all year, and I do, but it sure if fun to get into a holiday that celebrates pink, white, and red. Three lovely colors!

I decided to actually put those heart doilies to good use this year, and turn them into a table runner.

I laid out my hearts on my table to get the correct measurements of how many hearts would actually fit on my little table. After I knew the count I laid them on the floor to decide which direction the hearts would go.

I used the tips and ends of the hearts as my guide. I wanted the heart to still look like a heart after I sewed it. 

I carefully  pinned the hearts together.

After they were pined I sewed a straight line right down the middle of the hearts. Be very careful not to rip your lacy hearts. 

TA DA!! A very simple table runner. Plus its so easy to make that  you can toss it and recerate it next year. I plan on leaving notes on the hearts throughout the month for Mr Joyful Thrifter. 

I really like the final product!

    Stay tuned tomorrow for the rest of my Valentines tablescape! Its very festive, and very sparkly. I would like to take a moment to say that I love Mr Joyful Thrifter for putting up with all of my crazy decorations. He is a great guy!

Do you enjoy decorating for this lovey dovey holiday?

The Joyful Thrifter
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  1. Such a super cute idea! Scarlett x

  2. That is really adorable and I love the part about leaving notes on it. I do enjoy this holiday of love and pink, red and white! hugs, Linda

  3. This is really a cute idea!! What a wonderful thing to think of, leaving notes on the hearts. Awesome!

  4. CUTE!!! I never think to sew things together that are made of paper...I wonder what new clever thing I can sew together to make the cutest thing out of!!! You did a great job.
    Thanks so much for joining me for Pearls and Lace Thursday! I love your creativity!
    Blessings, Doni


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