The heart patterns I've showed you in my previous post have proven very useful for making my heart shaped picture frames/Valentines/decorations for any occasion. HELP, I'm addicted. I honestly can't stop making them, look:
NOTE: the round picture frame above (with my photo in it) was made with a recycled shower curtain ring, so when I run out of heart bracelets, I can use those...
These are some of them (yes, I have more) from the front view. All they need is some embellishments, i.e. ribbon, beads, buttons and a hanger OR you can attach a magnet to the back and make them stick to the refrigerator. I still have a bunch of plastic child bangle bracelets in the shape of hearts to use up. I got them at the Dollar General Store. They were in the Party Favor section and cost $1.50 for a pack of 12.
And that's a view of them from the back side. That's where I crocheted the hearts and sewed them to the backside of the frame to keep the photo or note in place, but they look great without anything in them.
You see now why I'm so addicted to making these? Here are some reasons why, because:
1) It's the perfect project for using up scraps and the specialty yarns look great for the outside edging.
2) I love playing with color and it gives me an opportunity to switch colors and try different schemes.
3) They don't take very long to make, so you can sell them for cheap (if that's what you want)
4) Working with heart shapes makes me happy - it's just an all-around "happy" project!
Also, these are not restricted to Valentine's Day, but could be used for any occasion, either for hanging or sticking on to the fridge.