How to use scrap pieces of an old, tattered, cut-up quilt? I cut out a heart, sewed some buttons on it and then did a blanket stitch around the edge of the heart. The cute ornament is now hanging on my door knob. Here is how I made my Quilted Heart Ornament. Make yours for Valentine’s Day, Christmas or anytime you want to share some love!
This is an easy project for kids to teach them the basic blanket stitch and how to sew on buttons. You can use an old quilt or even pull out some of your fabric scraps and a little bit of batting and let them layer a heart ornament for themselves! You would probably want to secure all three layers before doing the blanket stitch. That can be done either by teaching them a running stitch, or on your machine.
Pull out that button box that was your mom’s (or grandma’s) and let them dig through to find the perfect buttons for their project! You know you are never going to use those loose buttons. They aren’t that precious – so let them be the shining star on a little ornament.
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Have them make a special ornament for Christmas, too. That will become a memory they enjoy putting on the tree through their adult lives! And, who knows, might pass it on to another child in their life.
Check out all of the ideas for Valentine’s Day and Christmas on Create Whimsy.