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Monday, January 23, 2012

the love garland

The color after my own heart...would have to be PINK. I know its such a "girlie" thing to say but it really is such a great color! This heart garland is super easy (and super pink *ha), and is such a fun little project for your little ones who like to get their "craft on" :-). I did this with a small group of ten year olds, who I teach at my church, and they LOVED it!

All you need is:
-construction paper (you can do any color you want!)
-thin crochet yarn
-a needle with a big enough eye (hole) that crochet yarn can fit through...
-a hot glue gun 
Cut your cardboard into strips (I cut mine about 2 inches thick). It totally just depends on how big you want your hearts...if you want them smaller, cut them shorter and thinner :-).
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Then take your strips and glue one side glue ends on top of one another to make circles. I did about 15 of them...
Then, flatten each one, and push the ends together to form a heart shaped
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Then measure your yarn to however long you want your garland to be. Tie your yarn onto the needle, and push it through the bottom of the hear, and then through the top. Pull it all the way down to where you want the heart to be. (I placed mine about 10 inches apart). Lastly, to keep it in place, glue the two "heart humps" together and squeeze it right on the yarn where you want it to stay.
 Just keep repeating this until your garland is filled with love :-)


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30 comments:

  1. Aw, this is SO cute. I will definitely be giving this a try. Thank you for sharing. I love it! :)

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  2. This is a really cute idea. Love how it takes a whole new look on the paper chain :)

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  3. how cute! :)
    you are so creative

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  4. Such a cute idea! I've never decorated for Vday before but I definitely want to with all the great ideas out there!

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  5. This is SUCH a cute idea! I used to make those paper garlands as a kid, but never thought they could be made into hearts!

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  6. Really cute!

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  7. I enjoy your blog...you are adorable!
    Nancy
    http://www.powellbrower.com/2012/01/dont-know-much-about-history.html

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  8. Aw this is too cute for Valentines Day!

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    Erin
    erinscurrentlycoveting.blogspot.com

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  9. Love it. And love that last photo of you! So cute!

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  10. If 10 year olds can do it, then I'm gonna give it a try! It looks so cute, and I love how you decorate for every Holiday, you're just so creative!

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  11. This is so cute!!! Love, love, love.

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  12. So adorable!!!
    I'm so glad to have found your blog! Now following :)
    fashiontruffles.blogspot.com

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  13. what a great valentines day project! i need to start decorating my house for valentines this and your project is a great one to start with

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  14. your blog is so fun! thanks for stopping by Since 86.

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  15. This is such a fun post, just in time for Vday too! I'm glad you introduced yourself, your blog is amazing! Love all the color.

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  16. i am so going to make this with my kids! what a cute idea!!

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  17. So cute! This would make a great valentines day project for kids. Pink is my favorite color so I love this!

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  18. Simple and beautiful. Love it!

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  19. Perfect for Valentine's day cadelight dinner... or a girls only sleepover!

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  20. I shall do this for my room! Too cute <3

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  21. Oh soooo super cute! Thank you for sharing!

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  22. I love this! I migt have to get motivated to decorate for Valentines Day, I'm sure my kids would love this!

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