Satin Heart Box

February 12th, 2013 posted by Heidi Ott

Make this beautiful satin heart box for Valentine’s Day. All patterns included and plenty of step by step photos to help you along in this project.

What You Need

1/4 yard ivory fabric 1/4 yard red satin fabric 1/8 yard red velvet fabric 2 ½ feet of ivory decorative edging Scrap of quilt batting 4″ of 1/4″ red ribbon Large cardboard cereal box Silk flowers and ribbon for decorating the top Glue gun 1 doz. hair pins Masking tape Pattern

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What you do

Trace pattern pieces 1 – 4 onto cardboard and cut out. Cut pattern piece 5 from red velvet fabric. Cut pattern piece 6 from ivory fabric. Cut pattern piece 7 & 8 from red satin fabric. Cut pieces 3 & 4 from the quilt batting.

Lid & Base

1. Lay one ivory fabric piece (6) on the table with right side down. Lay batting (3) in center of fabric and place a cardboard piece (3) over the batting.

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2. Fold the edges of the fabric up and over the cardboard and glue in place using the glue gun. (Fig. 1) Continue around the heart. (Fig. 2) This piece will be the top of the lid. 3. Repeat steps # 1 and # 2 for the other three pieces of ivory fabric (6) and cardboard (3). You will not need a batting piece for these pieces. These three pieces will be the bottom of the lid and the top and bottom of the base. 4. Glue the decorative trim around the inside edge of the padded ivory heart and one other ivory heart. (Fig. 3)

5. With raw edges together, glue 1 heart with trim and one heart without trim together. (Fig. 4) figure 4

6. Lay one satin fabric piece (7) on the table. Lay batting (4) in center of fabric and place a cardboard piece (4) over the batting.

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7. Fold the edges of the fabric up and over the cardboard and glue in place using the glue gun. Continue around the heart.

8. Lay the red satin heart created above on the table with the raw edges up. Cut 1/4″ red ribbon into 2 – 2″ pieces. Glue these pieces to the red satin heart as shown in Fig. 5. 9. Glue the raw edge side of the red satin heart to the center bottom of the lid. (Fig. 6)

Sides & Interior

1. Bring the edges of cardboard side (2) together and tape with masking tape. (Fig. 7.) Form into a heart shape and place a strip of masking tape temporally across the bottom to hold in place. (Fig 8) figure 7 figure 8 figure 9

2. Turn heart over so the tape is on the bottom. Push the center of the lining fabric (8) down into the heart. Gather the edges of the lining and fold over the rim of the cardboard heart. Hold in place using hair pins. (Fig. 9) Glue the fabric edges down to the outside of the cardboard heart.

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3. Set the lid over the lining piece and glue ribbon in place. (Fig. 10) Set aside. 4. Lay velvet fabric (5) on table with right side down. Center cardboard piece (1) over the fabric. Fold the edges of the fabric up and over the cardboard and glue in place using the glue gun. Continue around the cardboard. (Fig. 11) 5. Glue inside of the velvet piece to outside of lining piece. Remove the temporary tape and glue bottom edge to base.

Finishing

Arrange flowers and ribbon on the top of the box and glue in place. (Fig. 12)

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Heidi Ott is the creative and crafty designer and owner of CraftersCommunity.com


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