Valentine's Heart Garland

I packed away all our Christmas decorations the other day (except for the Christmas tree which I predict will remain in the corner of the living room for a few more weeks). Our mantel was looking very bare without the cheery Christmas crafts Finley worked so hard on, so I decided it was time for some more Valentine's decorations.

I found this cute and easy heart garland on Pinterest a few weeks ago. This really isn't a craft meant for toddler hands. But it's the perfect time to put on a little music and shoo them into the living room for a dance party while you get your craft on. If you have older kids I'm sure they can help out but my kids are a little too young and I am a little too impatient.

  • Paper
  • Scissors or paper cutter
  • Stapler
I made long strips that were 1 1/2 inches wide, though 1 inch strips might work a bit better. I seem to remember that I did the same thing with our Paper Ring Advent Calendar just last month. I'll never learn, will I?

You can definitely do this with scissors but after one or two strips I pulled out the paper cutter. Things went much faster after that.

Fold each piece in half.

Then loop around.

And staple.

Then connect them just like paper rings. Rinse, lather, repeat. Or loop, staple, repeat.

I looped some pretty ribbon around three of the hearts and taped it to our mantel. And that is what I call a crafting win.

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    1. Thank you for the great idea! It's made our living room very cheerful for the past few weeks!

  2. So cute! Shared this sweetalicious tutorial over on https://www.facebook.com/pinkalicious :-)