Friday, January 27, 2012

DIY: 3 Step Heart Garland

This easy 3 step heart garland is sure to bring love your way!

Supplies needed:
Heart shape paper punch
Colored card stock, sheet music or pages from a book
Sewing Machine

Step 1:
Punch out hearts using various card stocks
(we mixed metallic with matte cardstock and old sheet music)

Step 2:
Sew hearts. We set the stitch length at 3 and aimed for a uniform length between hearts. It helped to put the needle in the paper before sewing each heart so as not to tangle the thread.

Step 3:
Display and admire!

Be careful with thin text weight stock or old book pages/sheet music as they may fall apart when sewn. It's best to experiment a bit before sewing the final garland. To add a more eclectic look you can vary the size of the hearts or embellish them with glitter.