Valentine Garland From Things on Hand

I find it easy to make little things today because of our fascination with mixing and matching color and texture and style. It seems that in art and decor . . . anything goes ! I used paper scraps and my Silhouette cutting machine to make this Valentine Garland to hang below my mantle.  Many hearts I cut by hand so that I could preserve the faces in each heart.  I cut the little hanging baskets with my cutting machine and made the handles with tiny gauge pink wire. I had the glitter clothespins from last Valentine’s Day and so I used them to attach the hearts and the banners to a length of floral wire which came wrapped in pink yarn.

The wire with hearts was a Christmas close-out from the teeny-tiny-tree aisle.  Some of the hearts are cut from corrugated paper and all hearts are layered using pop dots.




Because the embellishments are attached with different sizes of clothes pins, I will be able to take the garland apart and store it in my Valentine’s box. Everything will settle in nice and flat.  I also could have punched holes in the hearts and banners for easy “stringing” on the covered wire. Little hands like to push wire through little holes.  (that is how my Halloween garland was made and my Easter garland from last year)






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