This heart applique is crocheted using beads and wire. This combination makes the heart shape stiff yet flexible; I like it because you don't need to starch it or add glue to it to achieve the stiffness.
There are many different ways you can use this little heart; I used mine to frame a picture of myself and my husband on a scrapbook layout. I'm planning to make a few more of these to use as appliques on various craft projects.
If you have other ideas for how to use this heart, I invite you to leave a comment in the comments area below. Thanks in advance to everyone who posts ideas!