Happy Friday friends! I hope you guys are having a great week. Mine has been wonderful! My little miss turned EIGHT months old today. Seriously, where does the time go? It seems like yesterday she was trying to get the hang of rolling over and now she pulling herself up on everything. It is so fun to see her discovering new stuff each day. She is just such a joy. That’s not the only excitement I had this week. If you follow me on Facebook, then you’ve heard that I’m the newest contributor at Mom 4 Real (still pinching myself!) I’m a huge fan of Jessica’s so it’s a huge honor for me!
I know we are starting to get into the Valentine’s Day spirit around here. I’ve already shared a couple projects including my Floating Heart Wall Art, and some delicious Valentine’s Candy Bark. How about you? Have you started any fun projects for the day of love? Valentine’s Day is probably one of my favorite holidays (if you can call it that), not because of the chocolates and flowers but because it’s so fun to craft for! I’m a sucker for some pink and red hearts and anything glittery. And since it’s my little girl’s first one, I’m going all out around here! I shared this project last week at Mom 4 Real, but I wanted to share it with you guys too! I made these super cute Sweater Upcycle Valentine’s Day Baby Leg Warmers!
If you love Valentine’s Day as much as I do then you’ll love these sweet little baby leg warmers (look at those chunky little legs! I die) I’m going to share with you. And to make them even sweeter; they cost little to nothing to make! Shall we get started?
Felt (1 sheet)
Needle and Thread (embroidery thread works best)
As I mentioned, this is going to cost you little to nothing to make! If you don’t have an old sweater in your own closet you can pick one up for cheap at any local thrift store. I had this one sitting in my closet.
To start out, cut off the sleeves. If possible, try the leggings on your baby model to get an idea of the length. I cut my sleeve down to about 12 inches for my 7 month old.
Now that you have the length you want, cut off half of the sleeve cuff. For me, that was 2 1/2 inches.
Take the cuff you just cut and pin it right sides together to the opposite end of the sleeve. Sew together with 1/4 inch seam. Now you have one completed leg warmer. Follow those steps to finish your second leg warmer.
Here’s the fun part! Grab your felt and cut out two little hearts. I used red felt but I think pink or purple would be just as fun. Tip: My hearts are about 2 1/2 in x 3 in in size. I used the top of a heart shaped paper mache box I had as my stencil but good old pen and paper would work just fine.
Pin your heart in place and grab your needle and thread to sew on your heart patch. I hand stitched the heart on because I love the homemade look. It didn’t take any time at all to sew the hearts on. Probably about 10 minutes for each heart. If you aren’t crazy about hand stitching, you can use your sewing machine.
Now, all that’s left to do is try them on your model! Here they are on my 7 month old’s adorable chubby little legs! Cute right? She’s all ready for Valentine’s Day! I’m sending pictures of her in these little leg warmers to her Daddy. I know he is just going to melt seeing his little Valentine in these cuties!
Thanks for visiting with me today, friends. Have a great weekend, xo.