This is one of my favorite posts from a few years back! With Valentine's Day around the corner, I thought some sparkly heart action was in order. I still wear these all the time too. Happy almost <3 day! I've been a fan of ban.do's sequined pieces, so I thought that I'd make my own version of their red sequined hearts today!
I started off with my supplies - red felt, sequin trim, and loose sequins, as I'm going to make two versions of these hearts.
I cut hearts out of my felt by folding the rectangular piece in half and cutting an "ear" shape out. For the shoe clips, because I wanted the same size, I put two layers of felt together before trimming. The smaller hearts were cut from the excess pieces and two of those guys are going to become earrings!
I started with the mini hearts first - I put glue down and then dropped off sequins on top and pressed them in place to stick. I repeated this step until the entire heart was covered.
The mini hearts are finished!
Now to really recreate the ban.do version, I used the sequin trim to match. I started by gluing the trim right at the center of the heart and then continued to follow the edges of the heart.
I'm almost there!!
And we're done!!
The minis are going to become stud earrings, the middle sized ones will be shoe clips, and the large one will become a headband!
For the shoe clips and earrings, I used jewelry findings - a pair of flat backed earring posts and two alligator clips (or shoe clips if you have them!) - and affixed to the back.
I added some alligator claws with glue to the bottoms...
...and had my pretty pair...
...ready to be added to my leopard flats. My version...
My earrings glistened in the sun and my headband was rocking.
Sparkly hearts overload??
Eh, not so much. It's Valentine's Day, so it totally works. And...it totally works post-V Day too!! There is never a wrong time to rock hearts! xoxo