February 11, 2012

Felt Heart Garland DIY.

Here is a quick and easy Valentine's inspired DIY project for you on this lovely Saturday afternoon!
All you will need is some felt, invisible thread (or fishing line), a pair of scissors and a sewing needle.
Step 1: Pick 2 or 3 complimentary colors of felt. We decided to go with coral, tangerine and white.
Step 2: Cut out between 50 - 100 hearts (depending on how big you want your garland to be.) They don't all need to be absolutely identical, but try to keep them around the same size.
Step 3:  Cut about ten 50 inch long strands of invisible thread.
Step 4: Tie a double knot at the end of one of the pieces of thread.
Step 5: Thread your needle onto the opposite end of the string and sew the needle through the center of the heart (as shown in the photo on the right) until it hits the knot at the bottom of 
the thread.
Step 6: Tie another double knot 2-4 inches above the heart you just sewed on.
Step 7: Then sew your next heart on. Feel free to mix and match color patterns. Continue this until your invisible thread is filled with about 10-15 hearts, then you are done one garland strand.
Step 8: Continue Steps 4-7 on the remaining 9 strands of invisible thread.

Once you have all 10 strands full, have fun hanging them in different places! We attached ours to a long piece of fishing wire and hung it as a backdrop behind our mannequins, but they would also look great tied to a branch or a curtain rod! Happy crafting!
xo

7 comments:

  1. These are so cute :) I love how simple these are! Love it!
    xo Heather
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  2. Oh! they look so beautiful! Nice Biy.

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  3. What a lovely window display! That doesn't seem to difficult either! Thanks!

    Erin
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  4. That looks so pretty! Awesome idea!

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