It’s February….the month of LOVE! Time to celebrate! I know a lot of Love-Day haters, but I just love it! Maybe I’m just a sappy romantic 🙂 Here’s a cute project to decorate your living room in Valentine’s Day style. This is a tutorial for “Valentine’s Day Garland”. I got the idea from my mom, who make me a Winter Garland.
10 ft twine/yarn
1-2 yards of fabric (choose 3-4 different matching pinks/reds)
Matching embroidery floss (1-2 spools)
Fabric cutting scissors/Quilting blade
3. You will need about 10-30 strips per foot of twine. I choose 10 ft to have the garland fit my mantel, but you can do shorter or longer. I ended up using 1/2 yard of each of 3 colors including the hearts. Cut out 3 hearts out of remaining fabric. I free-handed these but you can easily use a pattern or print out from online!
4. Now after you’ve prepped your fabric, the rest of this can be done in front of the TV 🙂 My motivation for this project was my new craft chair…..so I picked a project that I could sit back in my chair and work on 🙂 I started in the middle and tied each fabric strip on. 1 tie is all you need. I put mine right next to each other but depending on how much fabric you have, you can leave space in between.
5. For the hearts, I used left over fabric and short strips to fill the hearts and finished the edges with a blanket stitch. Finish each heart stuffie with a couple buttons or a bow!