Step 1: Make a heart or envelope shaped template. I used card stock and the good old trick I learned in grade school, fold the paper in half, draw an “ice cream cone” shape along the crease and cut away. This worked great and this way you can choose the size you want based on the size of your chairs.
Step 2: Use your heart template to make another template, only this time cut the top half of the heart off. This is going to be used to make the pouch for all the goodies.
Step 3: Use your heart template to cut 2 hearts, 1 of the soft felt and one of the sturdier.
Step 4: Use your half heart template to cut 2 half hearts, 1 of the soft and one of the sturdy.
Step 5: Write, paint or embroider names on your soft felt half hearts. An easy way to do this is to go to your computer, choose a font and size you like and type all the names out on paper first. Then, place the paper with the typed name behind the piece of soft felt and hold it up against a window. The name will show through and you can trace it on the felt using a marker to better help you paint, write, or embroider. (They have these great disappearing markers at the craft store that I use for quilting. The ink just disappears after so many hours. Its awesome)
Step 6: Start assembling, Glue or sew the two half heart together with a piece of ric rac between the two. Then determine where you are going to place your ribbon.
(My chairs have no wooden bars going across the back. If yours do, feel free to insert your ribbon at the top and bottom or just at the top if you like.) Using a straight pin, secure the ribbon just until you are ready to glue or sew it. Then begin to glue or stitch the ric rac between the full hearts and then glue and secure the ribbon. (The pictures are better at explaining this than I am!!!)
Step 7: Glue your half heart sandwich onto the full heart, leaving the top open for the pouch.
Extra: I use a lighter on stray threads, ric rac, and ribbon to keep them from fraying. To do this simply bring the flame close enough to only melt the strays away. The flame will not touch the fabric but the heat from the flame will do the work. If you are nervous about this you can always use the fun stuff they sell at the craft store to accomplish this same goal.