Monday, January 9, 2012

5 Minute Valentines Day Garland

Day 1 of my week of Heart Day Crafts! Get excited everyone!! :)

I wanted to make a cute heart garland for my mantel, but I wanted a quick project.
So...I came up with this super cute, 5 minute, no sew, cheap garland :)

{5 Minute Valentines Day Garland Tutorial}

Here's what you'll need:

Felt heart stickers: from Joann's $2.99 but they are 30% off right now= $2.09
Bakers twine- 3 pack from Hobby Lobby- $3.99 (I'm sure you can find this a lot cheaper online or somewhere else. But I will use it in the near future for more projects!)

Decide how long you want your garland to be & cut your twine. Next choose a pattern for your hearts. This is what I chose.

The best tip for making this project go by super quick! Peel back the plastic paper on the back of the sticker starting at the bottom, but don't take it all the way off. Lay the twine on the sticky part closet to the top of the heart, just above the middle. This way the hearts will stay face out when hung up.

Then close the paper back to the sticky part. The twine will be in between the felt heart & the paper on the back. Continue doing this until you are finished with your garland! I spaced my hearts about 2 inches apart.

And the garland is finished :)
My pattern worked out perfectly for my hearts. That never happens!
I even had hearts left over for another project.

I wanted to hang my garland on my mantel, so I grabbed some glue dots. This way I can take off the garland easily & I won't have to put any nails or hooks in my mantel.

My mantel before...

I stared at one end of the mantel. Just put a glue dot on the back of the heart & push it on the mantel.

Do the same to the other end so it looks like this.

Then I found the center of the garland & put it up with another glue dot.

Then two more times. And you're done :)

My fireplace all decked out for Heart Day :)

So easy right? I love how it turned out!
What do you think?


1 comment:

  1. Cute! I have never thought of using glue dots for that purpose. Great idea!!!


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