Sweet Valentine garland

Sweet Valentine garland

Sweet Valentine garland 444 1024 Consie Sindet

I love when an idea pops in your head and when you try it out, it works perfectly! This was not that idea…

SweetValentineGarland5I wanted to make a pretty Valentine garland using some of the Oly-Fun multi-purpose craft material that I had left over from other projects and my doily stencils from The Crafter’s Workshop. After a few stops and starts, I finally figured out the direction I wanted to go and LOVE the way it turned out! Here’s how I did it…

SweetValentineGarland!After trying both the 12×12 and the 6×6 versions of the Lace stencil and the Tatting stencil, I settled on the 6×6 Tatting stencil as the perfect size. I used red acrylic paint and a cosmetic sponge to add the design to the white fabric and white paint to do the same to the red fabric. I didn’t try to be perfect since I knew I would be cutting the design into a heart shape.

SweetValentineGarland2After all of my stenciling, I cut out three white hearts and seven red hearts…all the same size. The Oly-Fun fabric is thin, so I decided to sew two pieces together to give it a bit more bulk. I used red for the backing of all of the hearts and added a white zig-zag stitch to keep them together. If you don’t have a sewing machine, hand sewing or even just gluing the pieces together will work just fine.

SweetValentineGarland3Using some of my discarded white stenciled fabric and some plain red, I created rolled swirl roses. There are a ton of tutorials for these on Pinterest…I used this one. I found that adding a tiny dab of hot glue every once in a while helped keep the rose together better, and they were easy to make!

SweetValentineGarland4I hot glued a white feather and one of my swirl roses to each heart and then hot glued the hearts to a piece of jute for hanging. If jute is not your thing, ribbon would be a pretty option. And there you have it… a super sweet Valentine garland to add just a touch of decoration for the holiday!

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15 comments
  • Andrea THompson February 5, 2016 at 9:13 am

    totally beautiful, i love how pretty and sweet it is!

  • Linda K February 5, 2016 at 11:38 am

    sooo pretty!

  • Dea Lenihan February 5, 2016 at 10:04 pm

    How pretty! I would hang this all over my house and I’m sure someone would fall in love with me. xo

  • JaneEllen February 6, 2016 at 1:32 am

    Your garland is indeed so pretty with flowers and feathers added, very special. Good idea to add little embellishments that really show off hearts and give this garland extra pizzazz. Appreciated your tutorial. I”d love to try that fabric/material you used. Had not heard of it but looks interesting to use.
    Have great weekend Consie, good to hear from you.
    I’m not on as much as had a shoulder replacement Dec. 7th. right shoulder/arm not wanting to let go to give me range of motion so it’s been painful. I can only type for little while then shoulder/arm let me know it’s time to quit. Hope it loosens up as only have 3 weeks of physical therapy left.
    Happy daze

    • Consie Sindet February 7, 2016 at 5:19 pm

      So happy to hear from you, JaneEllen! OMG about your shoulder replacement! Hope the physical therapy works wonders for you and that you come back better than ever! Thanks for the kind words as well!

  • Nicole/Beadwright February 6, 2016 at 1:33 pm

    First thing that came to me was, aaaawwhhhhh these are sooo pretty. Wonderful techniques.

  • Carolyn Dube February 9, 2016 at 12:09 pm

    It may not have gone perfectly but it sure turned out perfectly! Such a fun Valentine’s garland! Thanks for sharing with Let’s Play!

  • Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith February 9, 2016 at 12:33 pm

    Your Valentine’s bunting looks lovely Consie! Love the white feathers especially!

  • Jean Marmo February 9, 2016 at 3:36 pm

    Very cool!

  • Annie February 10, 2016 at 8:55 am

    Thanks for sharing!

  • Janis in ID February 12, 2016 at 9:59 pm

    Saw your pretty garland over at Let’s Play and had to come for a closer look!!! I ADORE everything about your project. The stenciling is so pretty, the little roses are sweet, and I am enchanted with those soft feathers!! Fabulous work!!!
    <3 J

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