Valentine’s Day garland

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February 10, 2017 by sek120

If you want a quick, simple and cheap way to decorate for Valentine’s Day – look no further.

This garland is simple and takes very few materials. There’s a fast sewing version or a little bit slower, no-sew one.

Materials

5 to 6 sheets of craft felt

Sewing machine and thread

or

5 to 6 sheets of craft felt

yarn

hot glue

Steps

1. Start by tracing a heart on cardboard to use as a stencil or use a heart-shaped cookie cutter. Trace as many hearts as you can on the sheets of felt. Cut out hearts.

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2. Pair mismatch colors together and lay out how you want the garland to look. I had four columns with nine hearts down, and a fifth, center column with 10 hearts.

3. Sewing version: Pull about 8 to 10 inches of thread from the machine and tie the ends. Sew down the center of the heart, then keep sewing until you have about 2 to 3 inches of just thread, then sew another heart down the center, without cutting the thread. Repeat until you’ve reached the end of the column.

No-sew version: Hot glue a strand of yarn sandwiched between two hearts down the center. Leave room at the top to tie and 2 to 3 inches between each heart.

4. Tie the long ends of each column of hearts to a curtain rod or dowel and hang.

garland

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