craft: fill jars with love

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

One of my employers kindly let me borrow 11 apothecary jars until May for the bridal showers and wedding. These jars look so much better when filled so I need to get creative if I'm going to make them look good without spending a fortune. I also used this opportunity to work on my blanket stitch, something that looks amazing when completed but that I never mastered.

To make this project, I purchased a few pieces of felt and cut hearts freehand. If you need a template, Disney has a good one with different sizes.

I utilized some of the extra string that I get with sweaters and shirts, practicing my blanket stitch around the hearts.

The final step is a little stuffing and one last stitch to close up the heart. These are great to make while sitting on the couch watching Season 2 of Mad Men .. I'm just saying.

Attending these Linky Parties this week:
Today's Creative Blog - Get Your Craft On
Too Cute Tuesday with Funky Polkadot Giraffe
Take-a-Look Tuesday with Sugar Bee Craft Edition
Tutorial Tuesday with Hope Studios
Sew Cute Tuesday at Creative Itch
We Did It! Wednesday with Sew Much Ado
Free For All at Young and Crafty


  1. What a cute, simple idea! Love it, thanks for sharing!

  2. I like how you turned sweet hearts into simple decor! Thanks for sharing and for the link to Stitch School!

  3. Thanks for linking up to Take-A-Look Tuesday at Sugar Bee Craft Edition - I featured you today! - Mandy,

  4. These are adorable! I love it that they are so simple, but cute. Thanks for sharing!

  5. What an easy and sweet idea! :)

  6. Very cute! Thanks for sharing!

  7. These are too cute! What a great vase filler!

    Thanks for linking up to FFA!

    Hannah @

  8. These are super darling! Thanks for linking up to TOO Cute Tuesday.

  9. Luv these! They are just adorable and so easy to make! :)

    xoxo laurie

  10. So sweet and simple!! Love them! Would LOVE for you to link up to our Uncommmonly Yours link party!

  11. Just too sweet! Pinned!Thanks so much for sharing the great tutorial! Would love to have you visit me sometime.
    Have a great week!
    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft