Recycled Sweater Heart Bowl Fillers

Love is in the air! Now that Christmas is over, the hearts are coming out! Are you ready? These cute little bowl fillers are not just for Valentine's day...

wooden bowl of sweater hearts

I recently cut up an old sweater and created adorable sweater candle wraps. 

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I had a lot of leftover sweater fabric so I looked around for ideas. 

The sweater was once one of my favorites that I turned into a pillow like this one. 

This project uses the leftover fabric. 

thick sweater fabric

I made many very popular heart sachets last year and if you're local, I just added them to the local shop where I sell some of my projects. 

So stuffed, no-sew hearts it is! 

I began by cutting out a heart out of paper then transferring the heart to heavy cardboard. 

I laid the cardboard down on a doubled piece of the sweater fabric and cut around the edges. 

cardboard heart on sweater fabric

I had to be careful to hold the cardboard firmly as I cut so the thick sweater fabric wouldn't slip. 

cutting fabric around cardboard heart

sweater heart

When I was finished cutting I put a tiny dot of hot glue at the top of the heart and glued a jute twine loop for hanging. 

glue dot and twine on heart

Next, I went around the top of the heart with hot glue then glued the top piece to the bottom. 

glue around edges of heart

With just the top of the heart glued together I stuffed the heart with a small amount of pillow stuffing. 

stuffing hearts

Lastly I hot glued the bottom of the heart closed. 

stuffed sweater heart with twine hanger

pile of 3 sweater hearts

This was a pretty easy project to make, the hardest part was cutting through 2 layers of this thick sweater fabric. 

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wooden bowl with hearts and overlay

Sweater fabric frays so it is important to keep your hot glue bead close to the edge of the heart.

wooden bowl with hearts

These little hearts are perfect for filling a bowl for Valentine's Day. 

sweater hearts in wooden bowl

I like to decorate with neutrals in my home so these hearts are perfect for me! 

sweater hearts in a bowl

Another idea is to string the hearts together and create a sweater heart garland. 

row of sweater hearts and wooden bowl

I just love them in a wooden bowl!

wooden bowl with sweater hearts on counter

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bowl of sweater hearts




I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .