Wednesday, January 23, 2013

DIY Heart Garland

I'm not really one for going overboard with Valentine's Day decorations but I couldn't pass on these adorable felt heart stickers at the craft store for $1.99 a bag.  My DIY heart started to pitter patter when I saw them!  They worked out perfectly for a quick DIY string of garland.  And when I say "quick", I mean it.  I started working on this while watching "The Chew" -  I heart that show - and was able to make the garland, take all my pictures and string it on the mantel before the show was even over.

Here's how...  I used a needle, 2 strings of baker's twine (red and pink) cut to the length of our fireplace mantel and of course these cute little hearts. I actually used two bags of the sticker hearts (only one pictured here).

The funny thing is, the hardest part of this little project was threading the damn needle.  My sewing skills are clearly lacking.  Anyway, once the needle was threaded I strung the twine through one of the little felt hearts.  Urrmm side note, Girlfriend desperately needs a manicure!!!

Since the larger felt hearts are stickers, I "sandwiched" them (super technical sewing term) onto the baker's twine.
1) Take the sticker backing off and place it face down on your workspace.  Place the twine over the sticky part of the heart.
2) Take the other sticker backing off
3) Place it on top of the bottom heart and twine
4) Continue the process by alternating between stringing the little felt hearts with the needle and sandwiching the sticker hearts until your garland is the desired length

Then string it up on your mantel, sit back and admire your craftiness!  How easy is that?!

I'm kind of in love with my new V-Day garland!  What are your thoughts on decorating for the upcoming "Hallmark Holiday"??

I'm sharing this post at these fab blogs...
{W} Creations by Kara * Ginger Snap Crafts * Lil' Luna Primp Sew Much Ado Someday Crafts Southern Lovely * Sugar and Dots {F} French Country Cottage * Happy Hour Projects * It's a Hodgepodge Life * Nap Time Crafters * Serenity Now * Simply Designing * Tatertots & Jello * The 36th Avenue * The Romantic Home * Truly Lovely


  1. This is so cute. I would have never guessed they were stickers. When I first saw your photo on Tatertots & Jello, I thought you'd make each heart from felt.

    I like your way much better. Much quicker, and I'm all about quick and easy crafts.

    Thanks for inspiring me.

    Atta Girl Amy

  2. super cute, and your mantel is beautiful. TWO boys, wow! :o) I have two (two years apart) and I'm busy... can't imagine with twins... Amazed and inspired :o)


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