This project is very easy and is something you can work on while watching television or while riding (not driving!) in a car. It makes a great decoration for Valentines day and holds up well from year to year.
- 1 heart shaped childs “slinky. (If you can’t find one locally you can purchase them online at novelty web sites.)
- cotton fabric torn into 1/2 inch strips. I usually tear them from 1 yard of fabric and then tie the strips together.
Step 1. Cut the slinky apart one heart at a time being careful to leave some overlap on each one as illustrated in picture.
Step 2. Wrap each heart with fabric strips. Leave some excess as you begin wrapping so you can use it to tie a knot when you finish wrapping each heart.
Step 3. Tie hearts together with fabric strips until chain of hearts is the length you want.
These slinkys come in various shapes and I make similar chains with stars for the 4th of July, and join 3 hearts together to make a shamrock for St Patricks day. (I will demonstrate this in March. )