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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Love Letter Garland (Quick & Easy Valentine's Day Décor)



This super-simple Love Letter Garland is the perfect little project for you to make with your kids & add a  touch of Valentine's Day to your little love nest.  No special crafting skills required!






All you need are some basic supplies you probably already have on hand:  a piece of white or off-white card stock, a scrap of red card stock, scissors, glue, a pen, twine, & a small heart punch if you have it.





Using the scissors or a paper trimmer, cut the white card stock into small rectangles & punch out the same number of hearts.




Punching out the little hearts is the perfect job for little assistants...






Next, just scribble out a few lines to make your addresses..










 And glue on a little heart "stamp"...





Then, just glue your letters onto a length on twine.  (I like hot glue for this because it dries so quickly.)






Then, just display it on a mantle, across a mirror, on a wreath, or anywhere you want to add a little Valentine's Day in your house.


And don't forget, a simple chalkboard can be transformed into your own custom seasonal art with just a little bit of creativity.










Have I mentioned that I love Valentine's Day?  Click here to see a few more Valentine's projects I've done in the past.  What special projects are you doing for the big day?








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9 comments:

  1. So cute!! The letters are adorable!

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  2. How cute. I may try to do this in an area for my store.

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  3. Such a cute looking.This different type of special decorations on the valentine day.It look so beautiful.On the boards look red flowers are look so fabulous.

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  4. Your idea inspired me to make a garland that doubled as a handmade valentine. I typed up excerpts from my journal entries I had written about my husband from over the years and put them in real envelopes. I made faux stamps with this beautiful ikat paper I found and used a "XOXO" inkstamp to mimic the stamp from the postal service on an envelope. Thank you for inspiring me!

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    1. Wow! That is great! I'm sure your husband loved that!

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  5. Love it! Adorable and easy, my kinda craft ;)

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  6. Oh my gosh... you have just totally inspired a chalboard above my fireplace with a painted frame. So cheap, unique, and cute! I've been trying to figure out what I want to do there FOREVER!

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  8. such a fun idea! thank you for sharing! i've shared with my readers & linked back to your post here: http://www.simplicity-interrupted.com/2013/01/valentines-day-garland.html

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