I decided that I want to start decorating for every holiday possible. And by possible I mean every holiday that Lucy naps so I can craft for.
So far in 2013 we have successfully accomplished one project. It takes about 30 minutes and can easily be done during a babynap.
I got the idea from here. In case you like the look but don't feel up to DIY-ing. Yellow Bird + Yellow Beard has some super cute garland you can buy.
Print out a heart and trace it on cardstock. (Make your life easier and stack the cardstock). If you happen to have a fancy cricut machine I'm sure this is where it would come in handy.
Otherwise, you can use a pen and scissors. And be frugal. Like me. #wishihadacricut
I ended up with about 25 hearts.
Set your sewing machine to the longest stitch, leave some slack at the beginning, and sew across the heart. I just pulled the thread about an inch or so in between hearts to make a gap in between them. No backstitching required.
and...voila! Hang your pretty heart garland.