I'm kicking it up a notch for day 2, going big and going outside!
Please ignore the ugly brass lighting, needs to be painted or swapped out.
First, the inspiration. Or should I say, Pin-spiration.
The original project features a painted burlap shape, stapled together, stuffed with plastic bags. Cheap and cute.
I used off white canvas/duck cloth. I have a bolt from a thrift store that has come in handy for a number of these type of projects. I primed the cloth with white gesso then painted with regular acrylic paint--but just one side. The back side is plain, no need for extra effort since this is hanging on an exterior door.
I freehanded the heart and the wings in pencil directly onto the cloth. Cut out your pieces (front and back). Stitch with a sewing machine~I like the detail. Then stuff.
I love the idea of using plastic grocery bags for stuffing. Who knew?? I did use regular polyfil for the wings, too small and fussy for grocery bags.
Hopefully you can get a sense of the dimension in this photo. Pleasantly plump, I'd say.
To attach the wings to the heart I used a combination of hand stitching and hot glue. Again, not pretty but also not visible.
There you have it, a fun, whimsical winged Valentine decoration for your front door.
Even if Ebby says it looks like a giant blood spot as you drive up the driveway ;-).