Primitive Heart Bowl Fillers

Hello everyone, it’s been a little while since I’ve made a post. I’ve been busy caring for my mom and just haven’t had the time to sit down and write one, let alone do any crafting. However, today I had some time to do this quick primitive heart bowl filler. I’m using it that way, but you could definitely tie some thin twine at the top and hang these.

To start off, I bought a package of chenille stems at the Dollar Tree, you want to make sure the package has some red stems in it. First, you take the chenille stem and twist the two ends together to form a circle.

Then you shape the circle into a heart shape.

To make these primitive, we are going to use some glue, water, instant coffee granules, cinnamon or clove (or both if you like.)

In a small cup add some glue, I just happened to have Aleene’s, but school glue would work too. Add a little bit of water to thin it and add some instant coffee granules. Mix together to form a paste.

Then using your finger or popsicle stick, spread the mixture all over the chenille stem, front, back and sides. Be sure your heart keeps it shape, if it hasn’t you can easily reshape it because once the glue dries, it will be stiff.

While the glue is still wet, sprinkle the cinnamon or cloves on your heart. Then set aside to dry.

After your hearts dry, I let mine set overnight, but as soon as they are dry you can embellish the hearts. I happened to have some dried Sweet Annie that I glued with some hot glue and then added a little twine bow that I also glued on. This is where you personalize it for your style of decor.

I really like how they turned out. I chose 3 because you should always have an odd number when decorating! 🙂

I have this sweet little wooden bowl with metal holder filled with rose hips. This was a Goodwill find several years ago.
Adding the three hearts just gives that little touch of primitive Valentine decor I needed to go along with the heart-shaped candle holder and snuffer.

Thank you for stopping by today.
I hope you will try this craft, even a beginning crafter could do this.