I felt bad that it was already the 6th of February and I hadn’t done a thing about Valentine’s Day. It’s another one of my favorites because it celebrates love and kindness, and I’m a hopeless romantic. I also just really love hearts (girly girl!).
I remembered I had made a garland last year, and had even pinned a picture of it (pre-blog), so I went in search of my already made mantle decor. I found it in amongst my ribbons and thought what a great post it would make because it is so so easy to put together. Even those of you that don’t have a crafty bone in your body can do this one – and it really only takes 10 MINUTES.
I took some pictures and made a little tutorial to share the love… I haven’t finished my mantle yet, so don’t judge! I’ll try to get some pictures of the finished love-fest up next week. :o)
Quick & Easy 10 Minute Valentine Heart Garland Tutorial
- Scrapbook Paper — whatever strikes your fancy! You could even get the sparkly kind if you’refeeling fabulous
- Twine — I used red and white, but you can use whatever you want! I got my ginormous spool from The Shipping Guru on Etsy, but you can find it everywhere in the stores now
- Heart Punch — Mine is a 2″ Heart Punch from Michaels. If you don’t have one, or don’t have time to get one, print some hearts out on paper and cut them out!
- Regular Hole Punch
Step 1: Punch Your Heart(s) Out!
Punch as many as you need – my garland is about 6 feet long and has 21 Hearts on it. When you’re all done punching you have some great scraps left over with the heart silhouette that can be cut into squares and used on Valentine’s Day cards or other decor for the house!
Step 2: Punch Your Holes!
Don’t worry too much about placement, just aim for the top of the heart and in the center of each bump.
Step 3: Cut Twine & Thread!
I inserted the thread on the front of the hearts, went around the back and came back through the front. You can do it the opposite way as well, just make sure you do them all the same or your garland will look and hang a little funky.
Step 4: REPEAT!
Nothing like a super quick & easy DIY craft project. You can even enlist the kiddos to help or do it all themselves – you don’t even need scissors!
Have fun and send me your pictures if you make one!
This post has been linked up to The Party Bunch!