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Valentine Heart Garland

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Last week I shared our Valentine Mantel, before time slipped away even more, I wanted to be sure to share the Heart Garland tutorial with you.

Many, many years ago, I learned to quill…you know the very thin paper that you wrap around a little tool and it makes curls. Well, I wanted to create a Heart Garland with those hearts. After making a few of the hearts, I quickly realized that they were not going to show up very well, so I decided to try another option using scrapbook and construction paper. I first saw the idea over at How About Orange, several weeks ago, but after my computer crashed, I lost the bookmarked post and thought I could re-create them.

Making them wasn’t hard at all, stringing them was a little more difficult. I thought I had remembered how Jessica strung them together, but after several hours of trying to figure it out, I gave up and did a quick search and found Jessica’s post.

I guess I need to learn not to try to “re-invent the wheel” when someone has already done it. Let me show you how I created the Heart Garland


  • Scrapbook and Construction Paper
  • Straight edge cutter
  • Glue
  • Pencil
  • Nylon Thread and Needle

  1. Cut strips of paper {1/2 ~ 3/4 or 1 inch wide} Fold in half, curl each end inward using the pencil
  2. Add a small dot of glue and attach the circles together
  3. Make 3 for each garland
  4. Thread needle with a long piece of nylon thread. Starting at the bottom, push the needle through at the fold, and up through the middle of the circles. Then add the other 2 hearts the same way. Add a very small piece of tape to the bottom to hold the heart so it doesn’t slip down the thread.

For the three dimensional Heart Garland, you will need…

  • Scrapbook and Construction Paper
  • Heart shaped cookie cutter
  • Scissors
  • Pen
  • Glue
  • Nylon Thread

  1. Trace 4 hearts with the cookie cutter on the back of scrapbook paper
  2. Cut them out
  3. Fold 3 of the hearts in half and cut a small amount off of each heart, making each one smaller
  4. Add a small amount of glue on the fold of the second largest heart and attach it to the largest heart
  5. Add another heart, then add a small amount of glue in the crease and add a long piece of nylon thread
  6. Add the smallest heart

This Heart Garland was also inspired by Jessica at How About Orange, except she used fabric to create hers. The Valentine Garland I made last year was similar, using cookie cutters, but I assembled it a little different.

Jerri from Simpy Sweet Home won a Valentine Garland from me last year and displayed it in her kitchen.

Linking to…Made By You Monday, Get Your Craft On, Show & Tell Friday, Weekend Wrap Up Party


  1. This is super cute! I love all the textures and different papers, but it’s still simple and classy. Great job.

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