Valentine’s Garland

It’s hard to believe that Valentine’s Day is almost here!    I don’t have a ton of Valentine’s Day specific home decor.  So I’ve been working on a few projects to help decorate!

Months ago I came across a fun circle garland online and made a version in fall colors (orange, red and brown) for our house.  I recently picked up some pink, red and white felt (approximately 30 cents for an 8×10 piece) and decided to make a Valentine’s Day version! It’s so simple, really inexpensive and did not take long to make.

Continue reading for a quick tutorial on making one of these garlands for you or a friend.

First, cut out a bunch of circles.  The size and quantity is up to you. My garland is 112 inches long and has 58 circles that are approximate 2 1/2 inches in diameter.

I traced a cup and used that circle as my template (note: you can cut more than one piece of felt out at the same time to speed up the cutting process).  Once all of your circles are cut, measure a piece of thread to the length of your desired garland. I doubled my thread to make the garland a bit stronger. Start weaving the needle in and out of each circle (a few times on each color, so that the circle lays flat and doesn’t spin around).  Then move onto the next color and so on, making sure you slide the dots down to the end of your string.  You can also use a sewing machine, which would also be very simple, and quick as well.  But for those non-sewers in the bunch, doing it by hand is also quick and easy. No heavy machinery needed!

Once your sewing is complete, tie a knot in the end of the thread and hang the garland in the location of your choice (suggestions: mirror, doorway, mantle, top of bookshelf, window or door frame….)

You aren’t just limited to a circle garland either!  Here are some inspiration pictures from Pinterest.

You can use the garland as ribbon on a gift…

via pinterest

Or use paint chips to cut out Easter eggs….

via pinterest

Or instead of circles, try cutting out hearts….

via pinterest

Or using book pages or newspapers to cut out hearts…..

And last, but certainly not least, mulit colored felt dots in different sizes…..The possibilities are endless!

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And one last look at my simple version.

Thanks for reading!
Jen

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Comments

  1. I love it. The paint chip garland is probably my favorite, especially since we are out of town for V-day this year. I’m now following you here, facebook and twitter:)

  2. What cute fun ideas!
    Drea
    babiesnbargains.blogspot.com

  3. Yay for the Northwest! 🙂 Love the garland, these are so easy and so fun!

  4. such pretty garlands! thank you for sharing,
    hugs, peggy aplSEEDS

  5. Love the garlands! Such fun and simple ideas. I am inspired! Thanks 😉

  6. Good morning!

    Stopping by for the first time to your lovely blog! Love the sweet circle garland and the other ideas you have shared. So nice to meet you!

    kindly, Lorraine

  7. I love this! So simple, but really stinkin’ cute! Thanks SO much for sharing this!

  8. Love it! Thanks for linking up.

  9. I made the exact same garland last year for V-Day. Can’t go wrong with a simple garland like that!! 😉

  10. I really love how this looks on the packages. And it seems so simple to do. Thanks so much for sharing at our Link It Up Thursday party.

  11. Why didn’t I think of that! So easy, so cheap, and so cute… Just my style! Maybe this could replace my strings of cranberries that have been up since Christmas… I don’t have the heart to take them down!
    Found you on Days of Chalk and Chocolate
    Visiting from Well Rounded, leahkoenig.blogspot.com

  12. ohh – I love garlands, and there’s so many here to fall in love with.

  13. Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. says:

    I love them all – so much fun!

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    blog world but I’m trying to get started and set up my
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