Jan 6, 2011

Paper Heart Links Garland Tutorial

Is it too early for Valentine's Day decor?  I don't think so!  I'm going to share a very simple tutorial to create this super cute paper heart link garland.  Please for give my photography skills... or lack of skills, this picture doesn't even give the garland justice!

2 sheets of 12x12 patterned paper
a paper cutter (optional of course, it just made the job a little faster for me)

cut your 2 sheets of paper into 3 inch strips

then cut your 12x3 strips into 3x3 squares until you get this.

Then you want to fold one square in half like so...

And follow the template below to cut a heart out of the creased paper
And it will look like this

Then repeat the process on the heart that you already cut out so that you just have the outline of a heart.

Until you have as many as you want on your garland.

Next you are going to cut the bottom center so that it opens up the heart.

Link them together

And glue the ends together.

And there you have it!

I added my small link above my doily garland on my living room window.  You can of course increase the size of your hearts and create a much larger dramatic chain which I think would make a CUTE banner for a Valentine's dinner party.


Mariesa M. said...

That is WAY cute! I love how you linked them together!!

sweet european dreams said...

super sweet idea! I think this will be our Valentine's craft - my daughter would love this! Have a great weekend! -diane

Elizabeth said...

LOVE these especially the doilies! So fun! Would love for you to come visit me at Sew Chatty and link up to Made With Love Monday! The party will be open all week if you'd like to link up multiple projects. Have a great day! http://sewchatty.blogspot.com


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