Can you believe it’s already February? Time sure does fly! As much as I hate wither (which we’ve established many times already), I love February for two reasons: it’s my birthday month (yay!) and Valentine’s Day.
If you know me, you might be laughing at the last reason because to be completely honest I am not a very romantic person and we don’t really do too much for Valentines. So you’re probably wondering why I love it now, right? Well, it’s because of everything pink, red and all of the cute shapes like hearts and the delicious candy. (Side note: Conversation hearts are my favourite and if you follow me on Twitter you’ll know I’m absolutely beside myself that there aren’t any this year.) I’ve also always thought of Valentine’s as a day to celebrate everyone who you love; not just your partner, but your friends, family and pets too.
In the spirit of Valentine’s Day (or Galentine’s), I’m back with another super simple 3-step DIY that I did using my Cricut Maker – a heart elbow patch sweater!
If you don’t have a Cricut, don’t worry you can still do this DIY by cutting out two hearts freehand! Here’s what you’ll need:
- Red iron on material
- A sweater of your choice, mine is from H&M
- An iron or the Cricut EasyPress2 (for a more professional seal)
- Cricut maker or scissors
- Cricut essential tools
Step 1: put on your sweater and mark where you would like the four sides of the elbow patch to hit. Remove the sweater and measure the length and height so you know how large to cut your heart.
Step 2: If you’re using a Cricut machine, place the iron on material shiny side down onto your grip mat and load the machine. Using the Cricut Design Space search for a heart shape and add two to your project, adjust the size to fit your measurements and fire up your machine and get cutting! If you’re using scissors, cut two identical hearts.
Step 3: Iron on your heart elbow patches with your Cricut EasyPress 2 or with a regular iron. The benefit of the using the EasyPress is that you will get a longer and more professional seal.
That’s it! I told you this one was easy, didn’t I?
I find Valentine’s is one of those days that people either love or hate. I’d be curious to know how the majority of you guys feel about it, so let me know which type of person you are and why you love or hate it. Happy February everyone!
For more Cricut DIYS, check out the “Cricut Made” category on my blog.