Friday, February 1, 2013

Paper Hearts Garland


Alright, I'm going to be honest, I'm not a huge Valentine's Day fan. : /  I'm sure if I had kids and could celebrate it with them, I would feel differently. And sure, I like receiving gifts and flower, but I feel like it isn't necessary. So Chris and I don't usually do too much for Valentine's Day and I am okay with that. 

However, I did have a small change of heart this year. I wanted to add a little Valentine's day decor in our place. Paper garlands have been done over and over again on the blogosphere, but I just love the look and versatility of them. I knew that a paper garland would make a great, simple and easy Valentine's day decor!


What you need:
  • Scrapbook Paper
  • Cricut or Silhouette or punch or scissors
  • Sewing Machine
  • Thread
First, cut out the heart shapes. You can do this using a electronic cutting machine, such as a Cricut or Silhouette, a heart shaped punch, or make your own template.

I am lucky enough to have a Cricut. It was actually a gift from my sister! She knew of a co-worker selling it for a discounted price. The previous owner hardly used it so it was like new. I love it and love my sister!!



Some of the paper I used to make my hearts only had a design on one side. But I wanted both sides of my hearts to have designs, so I glued two hearts together. 

{I used the same designs on both sides, but thought about changing it up with different patterns glued together... next time ; )}



The last step is the easiest. Simply sew your hearts together!

I thought this would be a little tricky. I mean you are sewing paper together! But it was super easy. Just feed your paper {foot down} like you would fabric, leaving a little space in between the hearts, if you'd like. So easy! 



Seriously you are done! It went a lot faster that I thought it would at the sewing step. 

I love how it turned out too.





So pretty. I will definitely be making more of these and sewing other paper projects in the future!
stephanie

13 comments:

  1. That is so pretty.. i love the paper you chose.

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  2. I wish I'd seen your tutorial a week ago. I just made a heart garland, but didn't even think to alternate the directions of the heart (one up,one down, one up, one down). Your garlands look adorable! Thanks for the great tip. I'll remember for next time! Have a wonderful day!

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  3. This looks so pretty! You did a great job ;) I need to get myself a Cricut. I'm your newest follower ;)
    Jamie ~ Better With Age

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  4. visiting from southern lovely...this looks beautiful. I love how you did it!

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  5. It is very pretty. Found you at Someday crafts :D

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  6. I love garlands of all kinds! This is really pretty!! From Someday Crafts

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  7. fun! So nice to do with with the cricut!!! I made a sewn garland like this, but your hearts are better (mine were hand cut) and your paper adorable!!! I host a Tuesday link party that I would LOVE for you to come check out. http://www.nap-timecreations.com

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    1. I'm so glad that you like my garland, a cricut definitely helped make this a quick project. Of course I'll join your link party!! Thanks so much for inviting me!

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  8. WOW! Sooooo pretty!! I love love it!!! I'm a huge banner/garland fan! I'm visiting for the 1st time. I invite you to my party every week- http://atozebracelebrations.com/2013/02/link-party-6.html
    Nancy

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    1. Thank you! I'm now addicted to making garlands. :) Thanks for the invite to your link party!!

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  9. I found you from Diana Rambles Party! I'm your newest follower via GFC. I host Fluster Creative Muster Party on Wednesdays and I would love it if you would come by and party with us. Hope to see you there!

    Hugs, Smiles, and Blessings,

    Robin
    Fluster Buster

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    1. Thanks so much for the link party invite. Of course I will join!

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