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DIY Paper Heart Garland

Have you started thinking about Valentine’s Day crafts and decor yet? I think it’s just about time, so I decided to start with this super simple paper heart garland. It only took about fifteen minutes to make, and the little paper hearts are just too cute!!!

Paper Heart Garland: Make your own Valentine's Day decor in under fifteen minutes using only paper and string!

Make Your Own Paper Heart Garland

You only need a few things to make this garland:

  • colored or patterned paper
  • baker’s twine or yarn
  • scissors
  • stapler
  • hole punch

Start by cutting your paper into strips. For each heart you will need two 7″ x 1″ strips, two 6″ x 1″ strips, two 5″ x 1″ strips, and one 4″ x 1″ strip. The first six strips will make the body of the heart itself, and the 4″ strip is how you hang the heart. (You can use the same paper for all of the strips, or use a different paper for the shortest strip, or you can mix and match throughout the whole heart; your choice!)

Paper Heart Garland: Make your own Valentine's Day decor in under fifteen minutes using only paper and string!

Take one 5″ strip and gently bend it into a loop so that the two ends meet.

Paper Heart Garland: Make your own Valentine's Day decor in under fifteen minutes using only paper and string!

Then take one 6″ strip and bend it into a loop over the 5″ loop, making sure all four ends meet at the bottom of the loop.

Paper Heart Garland: Make your own Valentine's Day decor in under fifteen minutes using only paper and string!

Then take one 7″ strip, bend it into a loop over the other two loops, line up all the ends at the bottom, and staple through all layers of paper near the bottom edges of the loops. You now have half of a heart!

Paper Heart Garland: Make your own Valentine's Day decor in under fifteen minutes using only paper and string!

Make the other half of the heart the exact same way with the remaining 7″, 6″, and 5″ strips.

Then place the two halves of the heart next to each other with the 4″ hanging strip in between. Line up all of the bottom edges again, and staple through both halves of the heart and the hanging strip. Punch a hole at the top of the hanging strip, and you’ve made one looped paper heart!

Paper Heart Garland: Make your own Valentine's Day decor in under fifteen minutes using only paper and string!

Repeat to make as many hearts as you want, and then string them onto a length of baker’s twine. Knot the twine just before and after each heart so they don’t all bunch up in the middle.

Paper Heart Garland: Make your own Valentine's Day decor in under fifteen minutes using only paper and string!

Once all of your hearts are strung onto the twine, you’re done!

Paper Heart Garland: Make your own Valentine's Day decor in under fifteen minutes using only paper and string!

Hang the garland on your mantel and enjoy!

Paper Heart Garland: Make your own Valentine's Day decor in under fifteen minutes using only paper and string!

How do you decorate for Valentine’s Day?

Need some more Valentine’s Day ideas? Check these out!

Valentine's Day Hershey's Kisses Mice: These adorable handmade Valentine's Day crafts only take five minutes to put together, and all you need is a bag of Hershey's Kisses, paper, string, googly eyes, and non-toxic glue!  DIY Valentines Pillow Boxes: Turn an empty toilet paper tube into a Valentine pillow box in under ten minutes!  Cupid's Broken Arrow is one of my favorite Valentine's Day cocktails! All you need is vodka, Triple Sec, cranberry juice, lime juice, and a cherry!  DIY Valentine's Day Swizzle Sticks: Class up any drink in under two minutes with homemade swizzle sticks!

  1. Valentine’s Day Hershey’s Kisses Mice
  2. DIY Valentines Pillow Boxes
  3. Valentine’s Day Cocktails: Cupid’s Broken Arrow
  4. DIY Valentine’s Day Swizzle Sticks

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Comments

  1. i love this garland!! The hearts are so cute!! Thanks for sharing :)

  2. Vocational Courses says:

    So cute. Thanks for this idea.

  3. Adorable garland!!!

  4. Very cute!! Thanks for linking up to Take it on Tuesday!!
    ~ Betsy @ Romance on a dime

  5. This is so creative and artfully clever! This really stood out to me, and I just love it Jessi! Keep up the good work!

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