Valentine's Day is my favorite holiday!
Pink, Pink, & more Pink....
Chocolates and Conversation Hearts...
What a wonderful holiday telling my sweeties how much I love them. To me, Valentine's Day also marks the near arrival of spring!! Flowers, Color, Dirt, Fresh Warm Air....
When I stumbled upon this heart garland on Pinterest, I had to have it for my mantle! The link on Pinterest took me to an etsy page and the garland was sold out. I thought it wouldn't be too difficult to make it myself. Here is a little tutorial to show you how you can make one (or three) also!
I used anything heart shaped around my house and traced them onto cardstock.
I purchased 1/4 yard of four colors of felt. There weren't many to choose from so I went with Red, Hot Pink, Pale Pink, and White.
(1/4 yard is waaaaaaay too much for this project, but that is the minimum amount I had to purchase)
Let the cutting begin! I cut out six of each heart, nine "X's" and nine "O's"
When I felt like I had cut out enough, I lined them up, arranged and rearranged until it all looked balanced to me.
Then, you will start stacking the hearts from right to left....
until it looks like this:
I had enough to make at least three garlands
Now, comes the super fun and easy part!
Start sewing in a contrast thread (I used PINK). Just take one off the stack and line it up as you stitch in a straight line (this is super easy for the beginner seamstress!)
When you are finished it will look like this:
Wishing you and yours a beautiful, peaceful, and Romantic Valentine's Day!