Scrappy Denim Hearts

In the new issue of Somerset Studio Gallery you’ll see some hearts that I made using denim scraps and such (the article includes the how-to instructions).


Here’s a mini pillow that can be used as a Christmas tree ornament.


This heart has a sweet message of everlasting love.


And on the side of this heart I decided to repeatedly “tie the knot” all along the heart’s edge to represent marriage.


Below are two more hearts.


Here’s a close-up of another one in a pillow form.


This time the love message is handwritten.  And I chose to highlight the words by surrounding them with contrasting bits of light and dark elements…


…such as this pin holding shiny rounds of this n’ that.


Below is a look at a flat heart.


This time the message of love is more subtle.  I did this by adding hand stitched x’s and buttons for 0’s.


Lastly, here’s a hanging heart that I made using a scrap of denim mounted onto corrugated cardboard.


This piece celebrates our home…


…which is where the heart is.


Wishing you much love in your hearts and home.










14 Comments, Comment or Ping

  1. Jeanette in Illinois

    What darling denim hearts!! I love how youv’ve incorporated all the elements and what they represent. So very fitting.

    Sending oodles of love and merriment to you and yours during this magical season and always.

    December 8th, 2013

  2. Vicki

    Hello, old friend! Vicki at Rusty Rooster Vintage here. It has been way too long. I have really enjoyed reviewing your posts from the past few months and taking in your creations. You always inspire me! I hope you and yours are well. I’ll be back for a visit soon.

    December 8th, 2013

  3. Becky, I LOVE hearts! I’ve been making them for family and friends for my entire life! Your hearts are perfect; they represent so much feeling!

    Once again, you’ve inspired me to approach my creative process with more depth of heart.

    Thank you for sharing your time and Blessings to you and your family,


    December 8th, 2013

  4. Laura

    I love your hearts! These are wonderful for Christmas ornaments, or Valentine’s Day….well anytime of the year. I am glad that you mentioned the instructions are included, as often there are only the pictures. I will look for the magazine.
    Thank you!

    December 8th, 2013

  5. Jani Howe

    There you go, doing Wonderfulness again! And I did see your article! Our elder daughter loves hearts so much, I’ve made her various heart-things over the many years — she has them in every room of her house, I think! Your ideas are beautiful, as always, Becky! Thank you so much for sharing, and caring. I know you’re a wonderful as a Mom and wife!

    December 8th, 2013

  6. Those are so wonderful! You are so incredibly creative,Becky! I love all that you do!

    December 9th, 2013

  7. I love your denim hearts , I will try to make one for myself !
    Love from the Netherlands ♥Catharina♥

    December 9th, 2013

  8. Becky Shander

    Thank you all for the sweet words ladies. And please feel free to contact me if you have any questions regarding the how-to’s for this project…I’d be happy to help.

    December 9th, 2013

  9. Congratulations on your published hearts. They are very special. I was reading this post very late last night in bed with my nook and then my mind was all a-flutter with the possibilities of hearts and all they stand for. Thank you my friend for such sweet simple blessings of creative bliss. December Delights Dear…

    December 9th, 2013

  10. Laura H

    love these, so perfect for letting the ones you love know how special they are by giving them your heart. getting ideas and so many possibilities. thank you and may you and your family enjoy the season. enjoy

    December 10th, 2013

  11. Your hearts are all so pretty Becky… I love the sentiments, and I especially adore the knot edging – very inspired!

    December 12th, 2013

  12. LOVE your denim hearts! I have so many pairs of jeans that I’ve saved for when I want to use them in a creative way…thanks for the inspiration!

    December 15th, 2013

  13. Wendy Miley

    LOVE these! I am making these for Christmas gifts! I’m curious what you used to attach the heart to the cardboard. Thank you!

    December 23rd, 2013

  14. Becky Shander

    Hi Wendy, I just used regular craft glue (Aleene’s) to adhere the heart to the cardboard.

    December 23rd, 2013

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