DIY Valentine’s Day Heart Garland

Valentine’s day is upon us and whether you celebrate it or not, it’s always nice to spread some holiday cheer with a little DIY. This loveheart garland is easy to make and takes about 15 minutes from start to finish. It’s made with love and would be perfect to gussy up your romantic meal for Thursday!

You will need:


– Floral card. You could use scrapbooking card stock, old valentine’s cards or anything that is pretty!
– A heart shape cutter. (Or alternatively, you could cut out the hearts free hand)
– String, tapestry thread or sewing thread.
– Darning Needle.
– Sharp Pin.
*Optional* Roses or buttons for either end.

What to do:


Cut out your heart shapes, as many as you like to make the garland as long as you wish. My heart shaped cutter is from X-cuts and was about £6 from a craft store. I recommend using card rather than paper, just to make sure the hearts don’t rip when you pierce them. Pierce two holes in the heart at the top and bottom. I used a cutting mat for this, but you could also use a spongey surface that doesn’t show the pin pricks!

Thread your string or thread through your darning needle and thread through the front of the heart. Then go in the hole at the bottom of the heart and bring your thread out to the front. Leave a gap and then thread your next heart in the same way.

Continue this process, moving the hearts up the string as you add more.

Once you feel you have enough hearts, snip either end of the string.. leaving about a 10cm tail at each end. I added little cream roses to the ends of my garland for extra decoration. But you could add buttons, bells or just leave it plain. You can get little roses from any haberdashery shop for about 5p per flower.

Once you are happy with your garland, choose a beautiful place to display! Happy Valentine’s Day all. x

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2 responses to “DIY Valentine’s Day Heart Garland

  1. Oh my goodness! I have just found your blog and I absolutely love it, it’s so cute. I will definitely have to make this sweet heart garland :).

    Rachael xx.

    http://theteacozykitchen.blogspot.co.uk/

  2. Hey! This is my 1st comment here so I just wanted to give a quick shout out and say I truly enjoy reading through your posts. Can you suggest any other blogs/websites/forums that deal with the same subjects? Appreciate it!

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