Easy, Last-minute Valentine Garland

Looking for an easy way to bring some Valentine cheer to your home today? Try making this simple Valentine’s Day garland.

Even the garland without the letters is uber sweet if you are short on time:)

Here’s what you need:

  • 2 or 3 sheets of scrapbook or construction paper in Valentine colors
  • scissors
  • ruler
  • pencil
  • twine
  • tape or mini wooden clothespins
  • white paper
  • circular craft punch (optional)
  • glue stick

Use your computer to print off “Happy Valentine’s Day” in a font you like. I used a font called Batik Regular, size 48, with two spaces in between each letter.

Using your circular craft punch (from Martha Stewart Crafts at Michael’s), punch a hole around each letter. If you don’t have a craft punch, cutting out a freestyle heart shape around each letter would be really cute, too. Set aside.

Take a sheet of scrapbook paper

and fold it in half.

Fold it in half again.

Then again.

Draw a line in the middle and make an “X” on each half as shown:

Cut out the triangles.

Use a glue stick to glue a letter in the center of each triangle.

Cut a length of twine and hang it on a wall with two pieces of tape. (I did this on our sliding glass window because we’d see it often).

Use the clothespins to hang each triangle on the twine. I found these mini versions in the office supply section at Walmart; they were $1.88 for 12.

If you don’t have these, just use plain ‘ol tape:)

Voila! A little bit of sweetness for your special valentines!

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