Bead Embroidery Arrow DIY Valentines Card

Not a fan of hearts for Valentines day? How about this bead embroidery arrow design, perfect for a DIY Valentines card topper!

DIY Valentines Card Bead Embroidery Arrow

You Will Need:

Valentines DIY bead embroidered arrow

-red felt fabric

-20 x size 8 seed beads, silver lined crystal

-8 x 7mm bugle beads, silver lined crystal

-size 10 beading needle

-nymo beading thread

-scissors

-blank greetings card

-fabric glue

How To:

1.Cut out a piece of felt to fit your card- my blank card is 10×15 cm, so a piece of felt 5×7 cm fits perfectly. Thread a size 10 beading needle with an arms length of beading thread and tie a knot in the end. Bring the needle up through the felt.

Valentines DIY bead embroidered arrow

2.Thread on the 20 size 8 seed beads, lay the out in a line so they sit flush on the felt. Take the needle down through the felt to secure. Optional: to make the line of beads sit better and more securely, you can use a beaded backstitch or couching method, but they are not essential. 

Valentines DIY bead embroidered arrow

3.Bring the needle through the felt to the front underneath the the end bead and thread on 1 bugle. Stitch it down at a 45 degree angle.

Valentines DIY bead embroidered arrow

5.Repeat step 4 on the other side to complete the arrow head.

Valentines DIY bead embroidered arrow

6.At the other end of the line of beads, stitch another two bugle  beads in the same fashion, this time, about 4 beads from the end.

Valentines DIY bead embroidered arrow

7.Repeat step 6 a further 2 times, moving towards the end of the line of seed beads, Secure the thread on the back to finish.

Valentines DIY bead embroidered arrow

8.To attach to a blank card, use some fabric glue, spread very thinly on the back and allow to dry!

Valentines DIY bead embroidered arrow

If you have a go at creating your own bead embroidered arrow Valentines card, let me know by commenting below, or message me on on TwitterInstagram or Facebook! I love to see what you create. Happy Making!

 

 

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