Do It: Sewn Heart Garland
Ah, Valentine’s Day. The first few February 14ths with your boyfriend/girlfriend are filled with chocolates and pre-fix menus at your favorite restaurant where you pay twice the price for the same food. After being married a while, you get smarter and go out on the 13th for the cheaper menu, save your money, and buy the expensive pint of ice cream as a special treat. And let me tell you, that $11.99 artisanal pint of salted caramel ice cream is WORTH IT.
As you stay home shoving your face with ice cream, relax under a handmade paper heart garland chandelier. Produced for HGTV (see it here!),this paper heart garland project is easy, fast, and cheap. Hopefully not like you on your first date.
- Three pages of printed or solid paper per garland strand
- 3″ heart punch
- 2″ heart punch
- Clear tape
- Sewing machine
- White sewing thread
- Punch out the hearts. I punched all of the same size heart on the same color paper.
- Sew your garlands together. One strand will be all red hearts, another strand will be all striped hearts…etc. Use the longest stitch setting on your machine.
- Tape each garland to the ceiling above your dining table set for two.
- Set your table: My favorite pink candles!
Photos by brklyn view photography