Thursday, February 11, 2010

Craftastic Valentine Project: Sleepytime Love Eye Mask

Here is a quick project that makes a perfect crafty gift for the object of your affection--a sleepytime mask filled with rose petals!

To make your very own mask you will need:
  • 2 pieces of wool felt (1 pink and 1 red)
  • 1/2 yard of elastic
  • rose petals
  • rice
  • sewing machine (or you may handsew your mask)
  • scissors
  • pinking shears
  • thread

Draw a heart about 4" x 4". Cut it out and use this for your pattern. Trace two hearts onto each color of wool felt and cut out your four hearts.

Sew your first heart together, leaving about a 1" opening to fill it.

Trim the edge with pinking shears for a cute finish. Repeat for other heart, leaving an opening in that one as well.

Place one heart on top of the other, overlapping the edge just a bit. Stitch the hearts together by stitching-in-the-ditch of the previous seam.

Now fill one of the hearts with a bit of rose petals and a bit of rice. Don't fill it too full, you want it to be soft on your dear love's eyes. Insert one end of the elastic into the opening and pin everything in place. Now stitch the opening closed.

You can now check the elastic band length. Hold the mask up to your face to determine how long you want the elastic to be. Cut it to that length.

Now you will fill the other heart, insert end of elastic and pin in place. Stitch the second opening closed.

Voila--super-cute sleeping mask!

Happy Valentine's Day my lovelies, and sweet dreams!

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