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
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.