If you like to craft for charity, free crochet heart patterns are always a good resource to have available at a moment’s notice.
But the problem with writing about any kind of pattern for hearts is that far too many (cheesy) puns come to mind. Things like:
- Have a heart by making one for charity.
- It’s easy to make a heartfelt donation with these crochet patterns.
- Make a hearty donation using a free crochet pattern.
Yes, I have more, but you get the gist.
Plus, I just needed to get some of them out of my system so we can get back to crafting for a cause.
5 Ways To Make And Use Handmade Hearts
The beauty of a handmade heart is that you can make one from almost any material.
This means you can use it as a decorative element in the majority of your projects. In fact looking back on some of my own projects, I’ve used them a lot.
So I am sharing five different ways you could make and use handmade hearts below.
1. Make An Origami Heart
Paper hearts are some of the most straightforward hearts to make and the perfect addition to any handmade card.
Plus, you can use virtually any kind of paper: plain printer paper, colored construction paper, cardstock, etc.
If you’re looking for a new way to make paper hearts, try folding some origami hearts.
Origami hearts add some dimension and can be made in virtually any size.
For example, you could make smaller hearts and make a whole set of heart-shaped balloons.
You can also just add a large heart to decorate your card and add a fun message inside the card.
If you need some additional inspiration, here are 12 handmade card designs to make and donate.
2. Make a duct tape heart.
Duct tape is a craft material that is new to me. I’ve known about it for years but only recently started using it for projects.
One of the easiest things to make is duct tape stickers.
Then, after you do that, try making a duct tape tea wallet.
3. Make a felt heart.
If you have felt scraps in your stash, use some to make a felt heart.
You can use felt hearts as applique for hair clips or a small purse.
If you are using wool felt, add some drops of your favorite essential oils and you’ve got a DIY aromatherapy heart.
Here is a free pattern to make hearts out of felt.
4. Make a heart using a cut file and heat transfer vinyl.
If you have a Silhouette or Cricut you can add any heart design you like with a cut file and some heat transfer vinyl.
This type of application makes adding a design to a shirt or bag an easy option.
If you are pulling together a chemo care bag, you can create a custom tote with an HTV heart (like the above).
If you don’t like to work with heat transfer vinyl you could always decorate the bag with felt hearts.
If you haven’t pulled together a bag before, here are 19 things to include in a chemo care package.
5. Make a crochet heart.
And last but not least, you can crochet hearts.
This style heart can also be used as applique or it can be stuffed to give it dimension.
To get you started, I have shared six free crochet heart patterns below.
6 Free Crochet Heart Patterns
Share The Goods
How do you like to use hearts when you’re crafting?
Leave a comment below and share your favorite project.