Valentine’s Day Heart Garland

With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, I thought I would help everyone get in the lovey dovey mood with some DIY heart garland. I found These super simple guys on How About Orange. This would be perfect for decorating a classroom or even an office. It is a great way to celebrate without having to say, “Will you be my Valentine?” in sparkly glitter. it is much more subtle.

Supplies

  • Quilting fabric
  • Fabric stiffener
  • Sewing thread

Directions:

First you must treat the fabric.

Spray both sides of a piece of quilting weight fabric with fabric stiffener until it was thoroughly wet and do as directed on bottle. Or if you are super impatient, lay the fabric on a paper towel and microwave it for 30 seconds. Press it for a couple of seconds with an iron to smooth out any bumps.

Once all your fabric pieces are stiff, start by making a set of paper templates. I layered and cut four identical heart shapes, then progressively shaved more off the sides of each one.

Trace the four heart shapes onto the back side of a piece of stiffened fabric and cut them out. Fold all but the largest piece in half, then layer them onto the largest heart. Stitch a seam up the center to create a “book” and tie off each end. Press the folds with an iron if desired. Once the ironed fabric cools, it will hold its shape nicely.

Use these as Valentine package decorations or string them into a garland by running a thread through the bottom-most heart shape.

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Comments

  1. Cute garland! I am doing a “12 Days of Valentines” project with lots of crafts and treats. You might enjoy it. http://dslrfairytale.com/

  2. Reblogged this on TheForeverRemember.

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