I hate Valentines Day. I have either been terminally single or tragically in a relationship for every Valentine’s Day ever, and either way it is pretty sucky. And boring.
But then I discovered the world of crafting valentines, and now it actually has a purpose! For the first time I have signed up to #auntpeachesvalentineswap, and I am super excited by it!
I decided to go with a garland of hearts, mostly because I want to hang one up above my studio window. So, according to the rules I would be sending three, so that makes four garlands. Fun fun fun!!
This is so simple, and took around half an hour per garland.
I started with a cardboard template of a heart, as I wanted some consistency in my garland, but with such a simple shape I could have just cut them freehand and had them varying a bit in size and shape.
I pulled lots of pink and red papers from my stash, and started drawing around my heart template on them.
Snowflake wanted to help me with this process.
Once I had a good pile of hearts cut out, I put them in bundles and punched a hole in each side.
Then I cut lengths of curling ribbon and tied the hearts together.
Here is mine hanging above the window. It’s not a great photo, I don’t have a good camera, so it never likes taking photos of windows, but I think you’ll see how it looks.