I love decorating for the holidays but unfortunately I just did not have the time to get Valentine's Day decorations up this year. With V-day being this Thursday, I felt it was necessary to have at least one decoration up so I decided to make some last minute heart garland with supplies I had lying around the house. Not only is this garland the cutest but it is also super simple.
Heart punch or stencil
First I punched out all the hearts needed for my garland. I decided on 9 hearts which were made up of three different cardstock colors. Depending on the size of your garland, you may choose to use more hearts. To cut out the hearts, I used my Martha Stewart heart punch but if you don't own one no worries. Just use a heart shaped stencil instead.
I decided to coat my red hearts in red glitter. I used a paint brush to apply the glue to the heart and then poured on the glitter. I must say I love glitter.
Since I was going to use thread to hang my hearts, I needed to put a tiny hole in the top of each heart. Just find something pointy around the house to make these holes.
Now hang each heart on a piece of thread. I then attached all my hearts to a piece of ribbon by poking a hole in the center of the ribbon and pulling the thread, which the heart is hanging on, through the hole. In the back of the ribbon make a knot big enough that the thread won't slide through the hole you created.
And there you have it! A quick and fun Valentine's Day decoration.
What do you think?
St. Patrick's Day is right around the corner. How cute would shamrock garland be!!