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My hubby has this bottom drawer full of white under shirts. He wears one almost every day, especially on work days under his dress shirt. Then he usually wears it to bed. These things really get a work out. Eventually, after washing them over and over…they start to lose that fresh look. They also start to get holes. Not sure how that happens, but lets just not go there.
I needed white fabric for this idea I had for a heart wreath. I knew some of his shirts were on their last leg, so I grabbed one. Had no idea how awesome this would work.
Presenting my Hubby’s “Old T-Shirt Heart Wreath”…
I decided a white heart would be just as pretty as red, or pink. Possibly even prettier because it would be unique. When I was making it, it reminded me of a cake. This thing looked like a cake!! (maybe I was just hungry)
Every picture I took looked gorgeous. Who knew an “Old T-Shirt Heart Wreath” could be so photogenic?
And to think…this was my hubby’s SHIRT!!!
Hubby + Shirt + Heart + Love = Heart Wreath
So, this is how I did it.
- 1 old white cotton t-shirt (I used almost 1 large shirt for this heart)
- Make it Fun® Foam from Floracraft® (1 sheet, 1 inch thick) (found at Jo-Anns, Michaels, Hobby Lobby, AC Moore and WalMart)
- Floracraft®StyroCutter Plus (to cut the foam) (found at Jo-Anns or Michael’s) -or serrated knife
- 1 sharp tool, like a nut picker, or a screw driver
- sharp scissors
- ribbon to hang
- glue or push pins
- permanent marker
- Draw your heart on the foam with a permanent marker by tracing one or doing it free hand. It doesn’t matter if you mess up, because no one will see that part.
- Cut the shape you desire with a serrated knife or a Floracraft®StyroCutter Plus (see above).
- Cut your fabric squares with sharp scissors, but they don’t have to be perfect-see photo.
- Insert the fabric with your sharp tool by centering it on the fabric and pushing it in about 1/2 inch into the foam.
- Fill in entire heart, including the sides, I left the back plain.
- Tie a bow with white ribbon and make the ends long enough so you can glue them to the back. I actually used push pins to get mine to stick. 5 push pins on each end did it.
You can see my other “Make it Fun® Foam Wall Art Challenge” project here: “Electric Love Sign“.
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