I Heart Garland

I can honestly say my new excitement over garland came innocently when I first made the garland for my daughter's birthday. Since then, I have seen garland ideas all over and some mighty good ones at that! At least in the blogger world I have been seeing them every where (See Poppytalk for a great article on garland). And I can see why - they are just a fun simple way to celebrate any occasion without a whole lot of fuss.

I am not one to decorate for every single holiday. And Christmas is about the only one I manage to do or put effort in to. However, I thought it would be fun to make some Valentine's garland this year. And it is so stinking simple how could I resist?! I was at my local craft store and found some 100% felted wool. I l.o.v.e. felted wool for so many different applications and this was no exception. The only problem with felted wool is that I am not willing to put in the effort to get wool to the felted stage. But this was already felted and dyed and sold in paper-sized rolls. Perfect.

I made my heart template in two different sizes and then punched out two holes at the top of each heart. Then I used, of all things, some poultry string that I had in the kitchen. It took me all of an hour from start to finish. Easy peasy. Minus the shopping time of course. Plus, this is something you can keep year after year and not a craft you are likely to throw away...on to my next garland idea!

1 comment:

Rydman Rumors said...

Good idea! I'll have to find a birthday version before the end of March.