I used to not like Valentine’s Day. But I think I didn’t like it because I thought I wasn’t supposed to since I’ve always been single on Valentine’s Day. But that’s just ridiculous. Who doesn’t love love? Even if you are single. So now I wholly embrace the day, the decorations, and the candy. Oh my gosh I love Valentine’s candy. It’s seriously the best holiday candy ever with all the cherry sours, cinnamon lips, chewy cherry hearts, strawberry jelly-beans & candy corns. Oh mercy. Have I told you that I’m off sugar as of two weeks ago? Yeah. Note to self: don’t go off sugar right before Valentine’s Day.
So anyhow, to kick off the countdown to the day of LOVE, I thought I’d share a simple craft tutorial for a couple of Valentine Garlands.
They’re sweet and simple to make and are a LOVEly addition to your decorations. All you need is an assortment of felt in your desired colors, scissors, and a sewing machine.
1. Cut out circles of all sizes from your felt. I chose a light pink, hot pink, and white, and I cut my circles anywhere from a 1/2 inch to 2 inches. If you were going to make this “jumbo” size, I’d cut your circles anywhere from 3 to 5 inches.
2. Lay out your circles in a line, alternating colors to create a pattern. Mix up your sizes to create more visual interest.
3. Sew them together. Like ducks in a row, one right after the other.
4. Keep sewing until you’ve reached your desired length. And then you’re done! Easy peasy right?! Now decorate! These look darling strung from just about anything. Lampshades, mirrors, across the piano, curtain rods, banisters …
You can also change it up and instead of circles, do hearts. For this garland, I used cranberry and cream felts.
Or you could do jumbo-sized hearts…
It’s really up to you. Happy sewing!
Oh, and come back at 1:00 p.m. MST today when I’ll have news on this month’s give-away.
If you love these garlands, but don’t want to make your own, I have a few up for sale in the shop.
Pink polka-dot garland here (This one would also look cute in a little girls room all year round.)
Small red heart garland here
Large red heart garland here