Saturday, January 5, 2013

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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29 comments:

  1. That's adorable - thanks for sharing!

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  2. Thank you for always being such an encouragement! It means so much! Thankful for you!

    Brooke

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  3. So cute! I love how "homey" they look and make you feel.

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  4. I love this! You are simply ADORABLE! Hope that the first weekend of 2013 was good to you. :) Just popping over from Sugar and Dots to say hello. Come say hi sometime! XO!!

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  5. This is SO cute!!!
    I love how you used the natural twine to hang it...gives it a rustic/vintage look!
    Lisa
    lisastuf.blogspot.com

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  6. That is so cute and creative! Thank you so much for sharing them at SHOW-licious Craft Showcase! :)

    Happy New Year!
    Marti
    http://sew-licious.blogspot.com

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  7. This is ADORABLE, Danette! I love it! You're so crafty :)

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  8. i love this.. super super cute... i really wanna try to make a garland.. i never have before..

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  9. Best of both worlds....cute and simple. Nice!

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  10. This is adorable!! Thanks so much for linking up to Share IT Saturday. I'm pinning!!

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  11. Your garland is so adorable! You did a fantastic job. Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent!! So thrilled to have you share. So glad I found you and your awesome blog!! :) I am featuring your garland tonight.

    Have an awesome weekend!
    Hugs
    Kathy

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  12. I think it came out great! I love garlands. I like that you didn't make it frilly-this is more my style.

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  13. I love how you use a chalk board to write the instructions. Very creative. Love the garland!

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