January 30, 2010

Heart Garland


I saw a super cute, sewing version of this on Made by Rae. I wanted to see if I could do something similar, but also something my kids would be able to help with.


My two boys "threaded" the hearts, and they got 18 hearts each--9 black, 9 pink. I ended up cutting out all of the hearts since it's too hard for kids to do with felt. Grab some ric-rac, some contrast ribbon, and some safety pins.

Line up the hearts, with a small gap between each one. Line your ribbon up the same length, but cut about 8 total inches longer, or at least long enough to tie off the ends.

With a rotary cutter or exacto knife, make a small slit 1/2" above the tip, and 1/2 inch below the top, as pictured:
Cut about 1/2" slits. Do this on each heart, so two slits on each heart. It actually goes really fast.

Pin two ribbons together. Make sure you tie a knot at the end so your kids don't slip the hearts off.
I just showed my kids how to do it on the first one, like this:
They had a blast and kept telling me what a great craft it was.
You could fix the ric-rac to be on top, but I didn't care that much. It ended up there most of the time anyways! Tie the ends, and you are done!
I just draped over and around my centerpiece on my dining room table. Easy, and fun for my kids!

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3 comments:

  1. Aw! So cute! I love that you enlisted your little guys to help you out too -- can't wait until I can get Elliot to be more involved in the crafting! Thanks for sharing, love the ricrac!

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  2. What a great idea! I think I like the look of your easy version more than the sewn version. Someday I will have a house and I will go craft crazy with all of your great holiday decoration ideas!

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  3. I heart this! So easy peezy too :)

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