Monday, January 24, 2011

My Valentine Garlands

I enjoy decorating for holidays. This year, I have recycled a few older Valentine Banners (this one and this one) and garlands, and have added them to a few new ones. Here is a display of the garlands in my foyer...
One of the garlands I really had fun with this year is the paper heart chain. Start off with a folded sheet of 5.5" x 8.5" piece of cardstock...
Cut the cardstock into half-inch strips. Feel free to alternate colors like mine (red and pink)...

Using the fold, turn the open ends inward and staple. Simple as that!

Chain one onto the next...

And you'll end up with a ton in no time at all...

I used the garland all over my house, and made a bunch for two of my children's teachers too! Give it a try...
Be sure to also check out this garland made with photos, along with this one that inspired it! How cool!!

Enjoy your Monday!

15 comments:

Rita said...

I'm gonna surprise my little guy with Packer garland!!! He was beside himself after the game yesterday.......and I think that GB garland on the mantle would be the perfect decor for our superbowl party!!!

Cat said...

Very cute idea! I'm loving your blog!

Cat

BabyBokChoy said...

Thank you so much for this brilliant idea! I can't wait to decorate with DD who has asked for Valentine decorations :)

pickmepam said...

too cute, too cute, too cute!!!

Cammy said...

Love all you banners and garlands!! What's the very bottom one made out of? It looks beads of some type.

jamie said...

your so ingenious.
love the garlands!

Mary Ann Jenkins said...

I'm going to make the heart garland, it is sooo cute! You guys always have the best ideas :)
Thanks!

Cindy Liebel said...

oh i am SO making these now!! very cool Trish!

Chris said...

You always have great ideas, Trish! I'm going to try to use up some pink and red heavier weight patterned papers, I think....Maybe some cardstock too

Tricia said...

I love this idea! Thanks for sharing!

Cassie said...

This is such an amazing project!! I would love it if you linked to our Valentine Party! http://paperissues.blogspot.com/2011/01/valentines-day-party.html

kristine said...

This was a great "snow day" craft for Jillian. She loved doing it :)

Sabr said...

So cute and easy! Your garland looks amazing!

JLH said...

What are the pom pom garland pieces made of that's in your photo?

Trish said...

The pom pom pieces are made of yarn. HTH! Trish