It’s that time of year. Time to pull out all the hearts and the pink, right? This year I’m sticking with the black and white theme from Christmas (remember these trees?) and keeping my Valentine’s day decor neutral. If you love geometric and graphic designs, then this simple cross stitched heart art is for you. And if you love pink, you can easily customize to your favorite color.
- 12 x 12-inch piece of cardstock or scrapbooking paper (I used plain white.)
- Yarn in the color of your choice (You can totally go pink here if you want!)
- A big needle or a plastic bodkin
- Single hole punch (Or a Cricut machine to cut the holes for you.)
- Downloadable Heart Cross Stitch Pattern template
Start by punching out the heart holes using the pattern template. Use a single hole punch with a simple hammer to punch the hole. A long armed hole punch would also do the job.
Thread your yarn onto the needle or bodkin, tape the end of the yarn to the back of the card stock and start stitching. This is just simple cross stitch. Stitch diagonally all one direction and when you reach the end of the row cross over the stitches diagonally the other direction. Move the the next row and repeat.
The art fits perfectly into a 12-inch square frame (mine is from IKEA). I use this frame to change up my seasonal decor all the time (like the tree art I did for winter).