DIY Upcycled Vintage Quilt Decor Wand Heart

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DIY Vintage Quilt Decor Heart Wand

Over the last year or so, I have become pretty passionate about shopping at antique barns and vintage shops. I, of course, use Poly-Fil from Fairfield World to bring these wands to life. I can’t wait to show you how. I don’t have the words to describe how much I LOVE this project. I made about twenty of them and send a few out to my favorite people to use in their Valentine decorating. Collecting the pieces to make the upcycled Vintage Quilt Decor Heart Wand was as much fun as the actual crafting. Let’s make some wands with this old quilt new life project.

Vintage Quilt Decor Wand Heart

Materials and Supplies Needed for Vintage Decor Heart Wand

  • Vintage Spool
  • Poly-Fil from Fairfield World
  • Vintage Quilt or Bed Cover (White or Beige
  • UNICORN SPiT® Stain
  • Sewing Machine, Thread
  • Scissors
  • Fabri-Fuse Adhesive
  • Twine

My Favorite Sewing Supply List

These are the sewing supplies that I keep on hand at all times. They get used over and over again and again in so many of my projects.

Directions to Make Vintage Quilt Decor Heart Wand

Step One:

Dye the quilt using UNICORN SPiT®Stain. It works in amazing ways. Make sure it is totally complete and dry before taking the next step. The best idea is to do this several days in advance.

Step Two:

Cut two hearts from the dyed quilt. If you want the exact same heart that I used, here is a free pattern that you can dowload.

Step Three:

Sew the two hearts together leaving about 1/4 inch around the edge. Leave the bottom of the heart unsewn with at least a two inch opening. Use either a zig-zag or a decorative stitch for a fun look.

Step Four:

Stuff the heart full with Poly-Fil. There are two kinds of Poly-Fil that I would recommend for this. The Crafter’s Choice Poly-Fil is dense and creates a stiffer feel to the finished wand. Traditional Poly-Fil will create a softer feel.

Step Five:

This step is really important. Be sure to have your twine cut and ready.  Apply a larger than usual amount of adhesive (Fabri-Fuse is the BEST) to the top two inches of the spool. stick the spool into the opening, pressing it into the Poly-Fil.  Be ready for the next step immediately.

Step Six:

Right after sticking the vintage spool into the opening, tie the twine around it at the base of the heart and knot it. I love that this project us upcycling two different vintage items!

Tie the twine into a bow.

I think these are perfect for using as home decor! They are so gorgeous, classy and festive. How much do you love old quilts to buy and turn into something new? Vintage Quilt Decor is so much fun. I love the aspect of reusing and upcycling so much.

Vintage Quilt Decor DIY Heart Wands #heartwand #vintagequilt #polyfil #farmhouse #valentine

More Valentine’s Day Ideas

This pillow is made from fabric scraps. I love finding a good way to use all of those little pieces that get leftover from larger projects. Grab the details and directions and make one of your own.

Fabric Scrap Valentine Pillow Decor #fabricscraps #diypillow #valentinedecor

Another great DIY is this conversation heart garland (also stuffed with Poly-Fil.  This is a great beginner project for using that electronic cutter you have hiding in the closet. Get all of the directions to make the garland.

FREE Heart Pattern Printable

Free patterns are the best. Grab the free Heart(s) and use them for this project and tons of other fun crafts too.

Best Ways to Use Free Printables

You might have seen this list from me before but I think it is worth sharing over and over. Sometimes the people in the back need to hear things a few times, right?  There are so many great ways to use free printables.  Here are some of my favorites.

  • Print them and mail in an envelope with a stamp. Snail mail rocks.
  • Batch some up to make an activity book.  This is great for a road trip!
  • Print and use at a place setting on the table to create a conversation starter.
  • Add them to goody bags.  By the way, goody bags are not just for birthday parties.
  • Package them up with your favorite markers and crayons to give as a gift.
  • Drop a few off at the local coffee shop with fun pencils to spread some happy.
  • Cut them up to make cards, gift wrap and decorations.

BEST Tools For Working With Free Printables

These are my favorite tools and art supplies to use with free printables and why I love them too.

  1. Printer – This Laser Printer is inexpensive and works like a charm.  It even works with Alexa.  Bonus!
  2. Scissors – Lots of printables can be cut up to create decorations and cards and things like that.
  3. Markers and Crayons – All thing ooly work the best for me.  I LOVE all of their markers, pencils and crayons.
  4. Colored Pencils – For adult coloring, PRISM makes the colored pencils that I love to use most.
  5. Twine – For creating banners and garlands from printables, I love this twine best.
  6. Adhesive – Lots of printables have pieces that get cut out and put together.  This is my fave tape runner!

Cheers to Sewing Decorations for Everything!




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