February 14th is right around the corner, and I do NOT let a holiday pass without some sort of celebration. Yes, that usually involves themed crafts. Yes, I am usually this enthusiastic. Valentine's Day could be the cutest holiday of them all. Cherubs, hearts, arrows, pretty pinks and romantic reds, CHAMPAGNE (!!!) My first year as a married woman will NOT go down in the books without some seriously adorable surprises for my dude.
This garland is SUPER, ridiculously easy. Let's gather some supplies, shall we?
For a ~12 ft. garland, you will need:
- Four pieces of scrapbook paper, cut into 8" squares
- A ruler
- Colored pencil or pen, similar in color to your paper
- A scissor
- Instant adhesive of your choice- glue dots, hot glue, double-sided tape, or stapler
First, using your ruler, draw lines running across your square paper every 1/2 inch. Since you're using 8" paper, that will give you 16 strips per sheet. Repeat for each piece of paper.
Cut all of your strips, and make one big pile on a large work space.
Grab one strip of paper and fold it in half. While holding the folded side, bring the open ends inwards and attach using your favorite method of instant adhesion. I am not a huge fan of staples on crafts like this, so I used glue dots (which can be found at any craft store.)
Grab a second strip of paper (a different color this time) and fold it in half. Thread this folded paper through your newly-formed heart.
Using the same method as above, fold the open ends of your second strip of paper inwards and attach.
Repeat this pattern, alternating colors and styles, until you're out of paper.
That is all there is to it! Pretty dang easy, huh? Make 'em for work! Make 'em for your man! I especially think they would be cute for birthday party decorations or in a baby's room.
This garland was long enough that I was able to hang it draped at two different heights. Hurray!
Ollie is not generally impressed by any of my decorations. Don't mind him.