Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Valentine Garland

Well, after several weeks of withdrawals, I caved to the cravings of the drug known as Pinterest and now I'm totally hooked again. Since Christmas is over, it is time to peruse Pinterest and glean ideas for the next holiday.... Valentine's Day! Since most of the winter days in Seattle are rather dreary, I like to have lights up after Christmas is over, so I hang up red and pink lights and some valentine garland, and voila! Valentine's Day decorations! I saw an idea on Pinterest for a very cute heart garland that I thought I'd try using just felt, embellishments, and thread. I had to try it.

First, cut two rectangles of felt-- I chose red for my hearts.

I cut mine with pinking shears since I think it adds a little pizazz. :) 

Then, sew the two rectangles together down one of the long sides.

That seam will be the top indentation of your heart. Fold the unsewn sides back over the seam and sew.

Can you tell that we have a chihuahua? Besides the hair on the heart, the chewed up pencil might be a clue also! ;)

Now you will have a heart tube that looks like this:

Cut your heart tube into strips. Again, I used pinking shears for the zig zag edge.

And the last step... use a needle and thread to string your hearts. Feel free to add embellishments like pom-poms and bows.

Ta-da! A heart garland to hang for Valentine's Day.

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