Saturday, January 19, 2013

heart garland diy

Love day is on its way!

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.