WOW #181: Valentine’s Day Garland

12 Feb

Valentine’s Day is only a few days away – have you taken the time to add a little love to your home decor?  If you haven’t, or if you’re up for adding a little bit more, here’s a quick and easy way to do it – with a fun little garland!


I used these cute little die cuts (dies from Top Dog Dies) with fun patterned papers (from Fancy Pants Designs) to create my little garland.


Here’s how:

1.  Use the die (you could do the same thing with digital dies or even punches) to cut a BUNCH of shapes…


I cut my paper into 6×6 squares and just cut and cut and cut…using as much of the paper as I could.


Until I had a pile like this:


Then I sat down in front of my trusty old sewing machine, loaded it with gray thread on top and a white bobbin and just started feeding the pieces through:


Use a straight stitch and just feed the pieces through, one after another.  This is super easy, but takes a little bit of time.  Eventually, this is what I had:


That’s it!  Now I have a fun, festive garland to decorate our home – and add a little more love for Valentine’s Day!wow181_detail1

This same garland would be darling wrapped around a gift box – can you picture it on a white or kraft wrapped box?  lovely!


Do you decorate for Valentine’s Day?  We’d love to see your ideas!

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Gorgeous! I made a Valentine's banner last year and it made me so happy to get it out again this year.

TracyM 6773
TracyM 6773

One word - WOW!!!

OK, six words - WOW - your hearty garland is BEAUTIFUL!!!