Valentines Day DIY- Paper Heart Garland Tutorial

This Paper Heart Garland was such a fun & quick Valentines Day DIY project
I love the impact that it made for my Valentines Day Photo Shoot.
It came together fast and was soooo cute!

This garland would be such a sweet touch across your mantle, doorway, window frame… to celebrate Valentines Day! Or even use as a backdrop for a party!

Enjoy the tutorial..stocked full of photos. 
because i’m a visual girl. :) 
and i have a cute personal assistant. :)

Garland supplies
Scrap Book Paper: Joann’s 75% off…$3 (small square booklet)
Craft Punches: Joann’s– Bought when 40% off with gift card. (2 inch scalloped/circle & Heart craft punch)
Red & Pink Heart Doilies: Dollar Store– $1 for 30 pack
Extra Cupcake Toppers……Pretty Paperie-Already Had
Pink Thread: Already had.

I love this heart puncher! sophia enjoyed it too..she was my little helper (or so she thought) she would punch the hearts out with me and then turn it over to see all the hearts and giggle all excited! then we would count the hearts. and she would pretend like they were “friends”…anything/everything is a toy.
my sweet little sienna chilling in the background. 
and yes that is a tent in my family room…………………
i cut out a variety of colors/patterns but ended up using just the dark and light pink colors…and then the heart pattern from my valentines day printable collections
but you could use whatever pattern/colors you like! red and white would be cute.
i chose the colors i did so that i could use it for other reasons throughout the year. 
maybe a birthday party theme!
i am by no means an expert when it comes to my sewing machine… i am still learning as i go. i don’t even know the correct terms to say! but what i do know is this came together beautifully and easily. and i really enjoyed sewing them up, it was relaxing..

–I lined up in front of my sewing machine the hearts in the pattern 
i wanted so i could just grab and go!
–when i went to sew, i lined up the heart at a certain line 
so that they wouldn’t be top heavy….(pictured below)
–and then i ran them through…letting the machine go a few stitches inbetween.. 
before sliding in another heart! you could customize that to get the length you want. 
i think i let it go down into the machine 3/4 times…
and then i made up another garland letting it go down 4/5 times.
i liked the variety.
and you are done! your very own valentines day cuteness….
that you can re-use every year!
here’s my workspace…..keep’n it real.
i also made up a garland using dollar store heart doilies! sewed them up the same way…i just did the width between them wider to make it go farther.
and i also made up a garland using the extra cupcake toppers from my
 Valentines Day Collection i had already printed. 
I loved mixing the 3 different types of garlands to get the look I wanted.

be sure to check out the full Valentines Day Photo Shoot post to see how I
used the paper heart garlands!

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    allenaim photography and design
    January 31, 2011 at 9:19 am

    love love love!!!

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    January 31, 2011 at 11:33 am

    WOW…that is just beautiful! I have a feeling I am going to be looking to you for a lot of ways to become more crafty…thanks so much for “keepin it real”!!!!

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    The Iowa Farmer's Wife
    January 31, 2011 at 2:18 pm

    Love this! So easy and so adorable!

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    Emily Curfew
    January 31, 2011 at 4:39 pm

    so cute. i love this.

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    Jennifer Juniper
    February 2, 2011 at 1:20 pm

    Very sweet! I should have known this was you when I saw that thumbnail picture!

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    February 3, 2011 at 10:25 am

    So cute! Thanks for the ideas!

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    I can't make biscuits...
    February 15, 2011 at 6:22 pm

    What a great idea! I love her little chubby hands!!!! Just wanna’ bite um!
    I’m gonna stop by michael’s and see what they got on “V” day clearance….thanks for the ideas!!

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    Aiza Natasha
    January 13, 2012 at 4:37 am

    love it! im gonna try one :D

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    September 12, 2012 at 10:58 am

    I am getting lost in your blog today! I love all your posts! I have a question about the circles you used in this tutorial… how do you cut them out so perfectly and get the words into the middle. I bought a digital copy of some circle artwork for my daughters first birthday, but I couldnt get the words in the center of the circles as I cut (or you could tell I hand cut the circles) so I didnt end up using them. I want to use circles for her big day again this year, but am struggling with how to make them look so good.

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