Friday, February 10, 2012

Valentine’s Garland

Last year I was shopping on Etsy to purchase some garland for my mantle for Valentine’s Day.  Woah their prices were much higher than I was interested in paying.  So this year I decided to try and make my own.
I purchased some festive Valentine’s scrapbook paper, red cardstock, and red ribbon.  I already had 2 difference sized heart cookie cutters which I used as a stencil.DSC_0233DSC_0234DSC_0239
I used the larger cookie cutter to trace hearts on the red cardstock, and I used the smaller cookie cutter to trace hearts on the scrapbook paper.  I wrote “Be Mine” on the  hearts, so I made 9 hearts: one for each letter (for a total of 6), one to separate the words, and one for each end.DSC_0236DSC_0238
I glued the scrapbook paper to the red cardstock and turned them over.  I made 2 slits with my scissors and fed the ribbon through.  I actually put a dab of glue on the back of each heart under the ribbon to hold it in place.  I left extra ribbon on each end so that I could tie little bows with the ribbon.DSC_0342
Then I hung my garland on the mantle.  This was pretty fast.  The longest part was waiting for the glue to dry. DSC_0350DSC_0356DSC_0355
So what do you think?  Do you like my homemade garland?
xoxo Darby

9 comments :

Meggan of Lila Grace said...

what a perfect valentine's day mantle!! you did such a great job! happy friday!

Lindsay said...

Turned out so lovely! What a fun little banner!

Kellyn Fleming said...

I think it looks great! I love it!

Danie said...

Looks adorable! :)

sherri lynn said...

SO cute! I wanted to make some sort of valentine garland but this week has just been too busy! I need to get on the ball!

{[Jessica.]} said...

so adorable!!!

xoxo
Jessica

Kristen Danielle said...

I love this!! Will be trying!

Lauryn said...

Adorable! Handmade is always better, don't you agree? :)

H2O Threadworks said...

I love how all of your crafts are on display on your mantle. I also love the encouragement you give everyone to try new things!!

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