This week was way to cold to go outside, so craftiness ensued. I ended up with a sweet little garland of hearts to adorn our fireplace mantle. Because what kind of blogger would I be if I didn't update the fireplace mantle for every holiday? Oh, the peer pressure.
Though the world needs another garland tutorial like it needs a hole in the head (and more hackneyed similes), I do actually really love this whole sewing paper garlands trend. And cutting out scrap paper and adding stitching is kind of what I do. (You have seen the shop, haven't you?)
So I give you... Valentine's Day Heart Garland.
If you want to create one of your own, the steps are simple.
- Cut out all the hearts. I guestimated the number I would need. I ended up with extra, hence the extra swags. It is not a science. Just cut out a bunch.
- Stack the hearts in the order you want them. This doesn't matter if you use the same paper. I didn't want all the purples grouped next to each other accidentally, so I made sure the colors were spaced out and random.
- Giving a little lead thread, feed the hearts through the sewing machine, one by one. I used a regular stitch with average spacing. Just be sure to have the next heart at the ready to feed through when the previous heart has fed passed the needle.