Sunday, January 18, 2015

Valentine's Day Garland

Are you looking for a simple but adorable way to spruce up your house for Valentine's Day? I am in love with this craft - my house will probably have paper garlands draped everywhere!

My sister over at The Life of Jennifer Dawn has a special knack for garlands! Make sure to check out some of hers. 

3" heart punch (or any shape / size)
cute paper (double-sided is best)
sewing machine

Making the Garland:

1. Punch out all your hearts. It is better if the paper is double sided - just in case the hearts spin around when you hang the garland. 

2. Lay out your pattern - it will be easier when you are sewing if your pieces are already lined up. 

3. Adjust your sewing machine - you want a longer stitch and to turn down the presser foot pressure. {Remember that sewing with paper will dull your needle - so you'll want to set this needle aside specifically for paper.}

Pull the thread out to leave a tail before sewing the first heart. Begin stitching right through the paper cut out -- no backstitch needed! Make about 6-8 stitches in between each heart. Continue sewing until your garland is the desired length. Leave a tail of thread at the end for hanging. 

4. Hang your garland!

Didn't I tell you these were easy? You'll be addicted! 

I also made a moustache garland! They just make me smile.

Happy Crafting!



  1. This is such a cute idea! I have a ton of scrapbook paper that could be used up in a project life this garland.

    (ps. I just found you through the Blog Bliss group. Added to my reader.) :)

    1. They are so fun! I am addicted to making them. I'm going to end up with a pretty large punch collection!

      So glad you found me! :-) Happy to have you.

  2. Super cute! I just got a sewing machine of my own for Christmas. Looks like a great way to put it to use!

    1. Yay! I love having a sewing machine. Make sure to send me a picture if you make one!

  3. Hello cute lady! I’m loving it. Pinned and tweeted. Thank you so much for partying with us. I hope to see you tonight at 7 pm. We love to party with you! Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls


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