Creative Furniture Refinishing and Fiber Arts
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Heart and soap garland

Have you noticed all those lovely knit and crochet hearts popping up everywhere?  And it is not even Valentine’s Day..I love all those hearts, and during my vacation in Holland I noticed hearts made from wood, metal and fiber.    I actually have a great pattern for a KNIT heart and the tutorial will follow in another post.    Annemaries haakblog has a sweet crochet heart tutorial that will make your room look very happy.  Here is a picture:


Something else caught my eye at my sister’s house in Holland:  a  heart and soap garland.   This looks and smells wonderful and would be decorative in your bathroom or wardrobe etc.   Making one is easy and you can use all your small trinkets and knick- knacks.

You need to have:  1) jute rope  2) glue gun 3) needle for stringing 4) beads, pieces of soap, shells, ribbon  5) handknit heart


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As you can see from the picture,   you string the shell first and after that some small wooden beads and I cut a small soap in half.  With a knitting needle you can poke a hole in the soap.   I went right through the knit heart and I glued it (at the top and bottom) to the string. On top I made a loop for hanging.  Gathering the stuff took longer than making it. Hope you like it too!

soap heart garland



heart soap garland

knit heart sachet

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  1. These can be used as guest soap-ropes too, make sure soap is on the bottom, a visitor can pull a piece off as needed!

  2. Hi Hetty! I’ve just gone and looked at all of your before and afters…wow! You are quite the talented lady when it comes to furniture refinishing! I also like the quote on your “About Me” page, about creativity. So true! And I see you’re also talented at needlework. You’re a girl after my own heart! This is such a cute idea, and one that I’ve not seen before. Thanks for sharing it, and thanks also for stopping by my blog and leaving such a sweet comment. I hope you have a wonderful weekend!


  3. Very cute! Thanks for sharing at Pinworthy Projects.

  4. Hoi!
    Wat leuk dat je mijn hartjes gelinkt hebt op je site. Dankjewel! Ik ga gauw even rondsnuffelen want ik zie al een heleboel andere leuke blogberichten.
    Een fijne avond!
    Groetjes, Annemarie

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