On to the tutorial! I have no Valentine's decor. Nothing. How? Why? I have no answers. I needed to whip something up that was quick, easy and expressed some love in my home in honor of the fast approaching holiday.
Here is what I came up with.
I literally used things I had already, but I will provide a list of materials so you can mimic the garland exactly (almost...although there are so many different avenues you can take this craft!!). And I added the non-traditional color of mustard just so it would blend better with what I already had going on.
- equivalent to 1 sheet of felt (all same color, different colors...I used half a sheet of mustard and half a sheet of red)
- scraps of fabric of choice
- embellishments (small silk flowers, heart felt cut-outs, lace trim, rhinestones, etc)
- sewing machine OR needle and embroidery thread (I used the machine, but hand stitching would be darling!)
- three different styles of lace (54 inches in length for each style)
- hot glue gun
- tacs (for hanging)
TWO // Cut out a piece of felt that is bigger than your heart. Make sure you leave enough room for the color to show from behind. Sew the heart to the felt using your stitch of choice. Trim the felt to your liking. Mine is intentionally off center a bit. That's just how I like things sometimes. Repeat for your other two hearts.
THREE // Embellish those babies! This is my favorite part. Be creative. If this part intimidates you, just work in groupings of threes and keep the same color scheme throughout the hearts so they balance. Although you can change it up for the middle heart if you want. I added a crushed paper lace doily (just center it in the palm of your hand and then close your hand and smush your fingers around. It's fun.) and a velvet leaf to my center heart.
FIVE // Hang it up!