Sunday, January 30, 2011

Valentine Garland

 Making a Valentine's Heart Garland

Supplies :  
Cardboard heart cutouts
Asst. Red, Pink, etc. scrapbook paper
Valentine stickers, misc. hearts, pom poms, ribbon, flowers,etc.
(anything you want to use that basically is pink or red)
Solid red ribbon
Hot glue gun
Hole punch

To Make The Hearts :
The first thing you do to each heart is to cover them with a piece of scrapbook paper. To do this trace each heart onto the backside of the scrapbook paper, cut it out and then glue to your cardboard heart. Next punch two holes in your heart, one on either side near the top, for the ribbon to go through later. 

Once all of your hearts are covered with the paper it is time for the real fun to begin! Plug in the hot glue and get creating! Gather up all of your misc. valentine / red and pink goodies that you have collected and start glueing. The first thing that I like to do with each heart is glue on the border. For the borders I used flowers, ribbons, plastic hearts, stickers, yarn, chenille stems, etc,  anything that I felt would make an impact. After the borders are all glued on it is time to decorate the insides of the hearts. There is no right or wrong way to do this - just have fun! Each heart will be different and unique! After you have completed the insides of your hearts, the final step is to thread your ribbon through the holes on either side of the hearts to create the garland. I spaced my hearts about 6-8 inches apart. After you have strung them all together - hang and enjoy!

Wishing you peace, love and a little pixie dust,

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