Valentine's Day is my favorite holiday. Do you want to see some super fast, easy and inexpensive decorations? Okay, keep reading.
Do you remember the vintage mirror that I turned into a Christmas wreath? Well, it's back as my Valentine's wreath. You'll notice that I kept the rag garland, burlap bows, and red berries. In 15 minutes I made the XO letters and heart garland to complete the look.
Heart Garland and X O Letters
- white yarn
- pink pom poms (aka puff balls)
- X and O
- pink spray paint
- sewing machine and red thread
- stiff red felt sold in sheets at the craft store
X and O Letters
- Wood, cork, metal, paper mache or chipboard X and O (I found the X and Q in the clearance section of Hobby Lobby)
- Pink Spray paint
Felt Heart Garland
To Make Hearts
- Cut stiff felt in 2 strips of 4" x 12".
- Sew strips together with a 1/4" seam along one 12" side.
- Make the top of the heart by opening the sheets and flipping them around
- Make the bottom of the heart by sewing with a 1/4" seam along the other 12" edge of your felt
- Now you have a heart tube. Cut tube in 3/4" increments.
To Make the Garland:
Using a large needle, thread yarn through pink pom poms and then the sides of the hearts. You can play with the heart shape here and adjust the distance between the hearts and puff balls. I suggest making an even number of hearts for your garland.
Attach the ends of yarn to an old picture frame (or former mirror) or hang on your mantel or over a window. It's been almost 15 minutes so your letters should be dry by how so you can hang them in your frame, too. If not, zap them with the hair dryer to stay under the 15 minutes.
You may also enjoy the Free Love Printable and Heart Table Runner tutorial.
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