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Sparkled Heart Garland


As a blogger, I always get down on myself for not creating holiday tutorials earlier. Especially when you start seeing Valentine's Day projects just after the first of the year, and Christmas projects just after Valentine's Day. Okay, that second one is a bit of a stretch.

As a crafter, I find that I enjoy making holiday projects much closer to holidays. Maybe it's because that's when I really get excited about them, or maybe I just wasn't inspired sooner. At any rate, I just finished and hung these hearts and so I'm sharing with you.

Sparkled Heart Garland

These happy and sparkling hearts are simple enough that, even with just a couple days until Hearts Day, you can still make a garland. Or, pin them for next year! (But then, actually go back and make them, mmmkay? Because sparkle hearts will make you happy, and I want you to be happy!)

Sparkled Heart Garland

Here's what you need:

Felt
Embroidery floss
Sequins
Ribbon or cording
Scissors
Needle
Craft glue

Heart Template PDF

Sparkled Heart Garland

Cut out a bunch of heart shapes from felt. You can use whichever sizes you want, and make as many of each size as you want.

My garland hangs on a large mirror, so for my approximately 36-inch strand, I have one large heart, four medium hearts, and six small hearts. For the medium and large sizes, I cut them from pink, and also cut white hearts for backing.

Sparkled Heart Garland

If you like faces on things (because they're just so cute!), embroider them with french knot eyes and a scallop mouth. The face only appears on the medium template, but you could do this on any of the sizes.

Layer up the doubled hearts, and stitch around them with running stitch. These doubled hearts cover the back of the embroidery and give them some weight.

I held the layers together with Wonder Clips, which I've discovered are, well, WONDERful.

Sparkled Heart Garland

On the small hearts, glue on some sequins.

Sparkled Heart Garland

For the large heart, double the layers, stitch around the edge, then glue on a bunch of sequins.

Or don't! You can do these however you want to make them fit your style!

Sparkled Heart Garland

Arrange the hearts on the ribbon or cord. This will help you figure out the spacing you need.

Sparkled Heart Garland

Stitch the hearts onto the cord with a few stitches, knotting it off on the back.

Sparkled Heart Garland
Sparkled Heart Garland

Hang your garland, sit back, and smile!

You're gonna get so tired of me talking about sequins making me happy, but they do. I've already been planning the next project to use them!

And just as an idea for if you really want some sparkle hearts, but don't have a few hours to make this, how about making an ornament? Or a mini garland with only a few of the smallest hearts? I promise you won't regret it!

10 comments:

  1. A super pretty idea, thank you for sharing.

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  2. Ooh, I love the sequins on the hearts. Thanks for the idea!

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  3. Adorable cute - as always!

    I am the same way about holiday crafting. Every year I say I'm gonna start my Christmas crafting in July.

    I usually start about the 20th.

    Of December.

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  4. Very sweet. I especially like the little smiley hearts.

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  5. I didn't have sequins available, so I embroidered the letters I - L - O - V - E - U in the small hearts, and stacked alternating colors of all three sizes in the middle heart. Came out cute! Thanks for the fun!

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  6. I made a garland of hearts a couple of years ago for Valentine's day. I cut random hearts out of scrap red white and pink fabric, then made them into a garland by running them through my sewing machine. I got a little tired of them last year, so this year I went out and "heart bombed" my neighborhood! That way other people can enjoy the cuteness, I did not throw the decorations out (yet, but I plan to go back before they get to tatty), and I got rid of extra stuff. Win!

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    1. This sounds completely wonderful!

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  7. Love the addition of the sequins.

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  8. Love the addition of the sequins.

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