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January 2, 2011
Valentine's Day Garland
So I was sick over Christmas and still getting over this flu bug, so I did not get to craft very much. Since I did not craft for Christmas I have the crafting itch and decided to start my valentine's decorations. So I set out to find some inspiration at Michael's and discovered a garland. So I went home and began on my garland, and I like mine way more then the one I saw and it was cheaper (which makes me love it even more.)
- Valentine Fabric
- Red Felt
- fishing string
- card stock
- Sweethearts Cartridge
1) Measure out the ribbon for the length of the garland you want
2) Leave about 6 inches at the end of the ribbon and make a knot to hold the fabric on.
3) Take a match/lighter and singe the ends to stop it from fraying
3) cut the fabric into strips
4) Tie the fabric and felt around the ribbon. Alternate between the felt and the fabric.
5) Once done make a knot in the other side and singe the end to stop it fraying.
* The next steps are optional and the garland will still look great if you opt out of doing them*
(I didn't get pictures of these steps)
6) Using your cricut and the sweethearts cartridge cut out the OXO. I used about two sheets of pink card stock.
7) Poke a hole in each O, X, and Heart and tie some fishing string to them.
8) Take these and tie them to your garland.
When all is done it looks really good and I did it for the fraction of the cost.
I have two wonderful children Our little man is 5 and our princess is 3. We live in Maine, where my husband is stationed in the Coast Guard. I have been married to my best friend since 2006. We met while I was in the Coast Guard and since then I have seperated from the Coast Guard. I am currently running a home preschool and working on my CDA. I was born and raised in Philadelphia, and have lived all over the country.