Easy Valentine Garland

I’m not super big on decorating for Valentine’s day, but with what I do decorate, I like to keep it simple and not fussy!  (Afterall, I just spent two weeks a couple months ago decorating for Christmas…I just can’t handle that every other month!)

I’ve seen some ideas like this floating around Pinterest and I thought I’d give it a try!

I used left over paint swatches as heart cut-outs to create some cute and simple garland for my mantle.  I love being able to up-cycle something that was just going to get recycled anyway!

My daughter has this thing about always picking up a couple paint swatches whenever we go to Lowe’s… I think she’s secretly hoping that one of these days I’ll break down and re-paint her room!

Either way, I had a bunch of different shades of pink paint swatches just laying around and I always have ribbon, so those together are perfect!

Here is how to make your own cute Valentine garland…

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1)  Begin by hunting for all those paint swatches your kids pick up at the store and hide everywhere.

2) Using a heart punch, punch out a bunch of hearts from all the paint swatches.

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3) Next use a hole punch and punch two holes in each heart.

4) Now thread the ribbon through the hearts.  We chose a dark chocolate brown ribbon for ours because black seemed to bold and white was too light.

Now you’ve got a cute Valentine garland!

I also had another idea while making this garland….I had a ton of white cardstock strips left-over from an invitation order and I didn’t want to just throw them in the recycling.  I decided to make a cute cake stand garland too!

Remember when I posted my super easy, super cheap cake stand tutorial here???  Well, I used one of those cake stands to decorate!  Don’t cha love it??

Adds a cute touch to an ordinary serving piece!

Happy Valentine’s Day!!  xoxo

~Lindsay

Comments

  1. 1

    Great ideas Lindsay. I like the garland around the cake stand. Who knew paint samples could be so much fun:)

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    Sandra says:

    I’ve been throwing away my scrap pieces of cardstock but not anymore. This is a great idea, thanks a bunch!

  3. 3

    I love this garland! Sometimes it’s the simple creations that have the cutest appeal!

    Also, the scratch off invitations below are such a cool idea!

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