DIY Valentine Heart Garland

I love decorating for the different seasons and holidays.  With Valentine’s Day approaching, I decided to make a Valentine heart garland.  This craft is super easy to do with kids who are old enough to use scissors and glue.  You can hang it from a fireplace mantle, or the tissue paper in the middle creates a beautiful stained glass effect when the garland is hung on a window.

DIY Valentine Heart Garland - themangobungalow.com

DIY Valentine Heart Garland - themangobungalow.com

Supplies:

DIY Valentine Heart Garland - themangobungalow.com

  • 4 sheets of red and pink patterned paper (the paper featured here is from Michaels…check the scrapbook paper section of your crafts store)
  • red tissue paper
  • glue
  • scissors
  • tape
  • baker’s twine or other string to hang the hearts from

 

Directions:

1- First determine the length of your garland.  Use a tape measure to measure how long it should be depending on where you will hang it.  Take into account how much the garland will drape down.  Then cut the baker’s twine to this length, plus 6 inches extra on each side for hanging.

2- Determine the size of the hearts you want.  I recommend 5-6 inches.  Fold the first piece of paper and draw half a heart, with the center being at the fold (remember doing this in elementary school?).  Note: My paper is double-sided, which is why you can see the pattern on the other side.  The other side won’t be visible, so don’t worry if yours is single-sided.

DIY Valentine Heart Garland - themangobungalow.com

3- Draw a smaller heart inside the larger one.

DIY Valentine Heart Garland - themangobungalow.com

4- Now cut out the large heart.

DIY Valentine Heart Garland - themangobungalow.com

5- Refold the heart, and cut out the smaller heart.  Now you will have a heart with a heart-shaped cut-out.

DIY Valentine Heart Garland - themangobungalow.com

6- If you’re happy with this heart, use it as a template to cut out more hearts.

DIY Valentine Heart Garland - themangobungalow.com

7- Cut out as many hearts as you want for your garland, taking into account the desired length of your garland.

DIY Valentine Heart Garland - themangobungalow.com

8- Next, cut out a rectangular piece of red tissue paper large enough to cover the heart cut-out.

DIY Valentine Heart Garland - themangobungalow.com

9 – Glue the tissue paper to the BACK side of the heart.

DIY Valentine Heart Garland - themangobungalow.com

10 – Flip it over, and you have your first completed heart.

DIY Valentine Heart Garland - themangobungalow.com

11 – Repeat gluing the tissue paper to the back side of all of your heart cut-outs.

DIY Valentine Heart Garland - themangobungalow.com

12 – Using clear tape, tape the hearts to the baker’s twine.  Leave about 1 inch of space between each one, so the garland can drape down properly.

DIY Valentine Heart Garland - themangobungalow.comDIY Valentine Heart Garland - themangobungalow.com

13 –  That’s it!  Now you’re ready to hang up your garland.

 

DIY Valentine Heart Garland - themangobungalow.com

DIY Valentine Heart Garland - themangobungalow.com

DIY Valentine Heart Garland - themangobungalow.com

I hope you enjoyed this DIY project.  Happy Valentine’s Day!

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