It’s Valentine Season!
I spent the weekend making valentines and decorating a bit to get in the spirit… can you tell I have too much time on my hands?
First up, a garland for the hallway.
You may remember the paper heart chain I made last year:
All you need is some paper and a stapler.
Cut strips of a few different lengths; start with the shortest strip and layer pairs of strips on either side, longest to shortest; then staple away!
I cut up about three pieces of construction paper and a paper doily, and went to town making hearts.
I punched holes in the shortest strip to create hangers for the garland.
Then I made some woven hearts to add to the garland, using construction paper and another paper doily.
I used this blog post tutorial for a refresher… does anyone else remember making these in school? I love how weaving the hearts together also creates a little pocket for candy or valentines.
I stapled a short strip of paper to each woven heart, punched a hole, and strung the hearts on a red ribbon.
I had some leftover strips of paper, so I made a few heart chains to scatter around the apartment and add to the valentine spirit.
Tune in for valentines every day leading up to Valentine’s Day!