DIY Valentine's Day Heart Garland

Today I'm so excited to share with you a DIY that I've been working of for a year.  No, the project isn't a year long extensive project.  It's just that I didn't finish any part of it to this year.

One of my favorite things about the holidays is decorating and making an blank space new with fresh elements.  Since Valentine's Day is the next decorating friendly holiday I decided to get a head start and finish this project that I started last year.

Here's what you need:

 The first step is to create the hearts that form the garland, so we are going to need to cute 3 different size felt hearts and nested them in each other.

I've found it best to use the pattern on the felt like this...

After you've cut all of the heart pieces affix them together with fabric glue or hot glue.  I chose hot glue because it dries very quickly.

After you've nested the three size hearts I think it looks nice to add little adornments.  If you wanted, this craft could be vamped up by adding lace or glitter around the edges.

For my office/bedroom that style doesn't work in the space, so instead of making this project "frilly" I dressed the hearts with a button or two.

After your hearts are finished we need to affix the hearts to the twine or ribbon.  I, again, used hot glue.

After everything is dry your garland is ready to hang.  I chose to hang two garlands together for a great impact.  (For a tutorial on the accordion garland visit here.)

There you have it ladies...or gentlemen...or whoever.  It's your finished Valentine's Day Heart Garland.  

Have fun and be creative!

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