You will need three shades of (wool) felt for your hearts, two sheets of white or cream (wool) felt for your background, threads to match and a set of cookie cutters in a heart shape.
You could draw hearts or if you have a single heart cookie cutter simply increase or decrease the size for the three.
Trace the heart shape with a pencil. You will need six of each size of heart.
Start sewing a blanket stitch around the smallest heart to attach it to the medium sized heart.
Now blanket stitch the medium heart to the large sized heart.
Repeat for all six sets of hearts.
Place your sets in a circle on a piece of white felt and pin in place. Now again using a blanket stitch, attach all six hearts to the white felt.
Once they are sewn to the white felt, trim the white felt to about 1/4 inch to 3/8 inch from the outer edge of the hearts.
Trim a second piece of white felt to the same size.
Trim away the middle of the white felt once again following the outline of your hearts.
By blanket stitching the edges of the felt, you will no longer see the stitches used to attach the hearts to the top white felt. First, blanket stitch the outer edge of the two pieces of white felt.
Now continue the blanket stitching on the inner edge.
For a good link to see how to create the blanket stitch, click here.
Your heart penny rug candle mat is now ready to use. I liked the idea of having a candle mat with the middle cut out. It is an easy project to make and I look forward to seeing yours finished.
"I don't understand why Cupid was chosen to represent Valentine's Day. When I think about romance, the last thing on my mind is a short, chubby toddler coming at me with a weapon."
~~ Author Unknown ~~
Happy Valentine's Day!!!