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Surround your special someone in love with this garland!
Perfect to jazz up your own home or for a party decoration - hearts are for life, not just valentines!

For more info on where I got my materials, check out my blog

Posted by Crafta La Vista from Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom • Published See Crafta La Vista's 31 projects »
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  • How to make a hanging garland. Wall Of Love   Valentines Garland - Step 1
    Step 1

    Take a large piece of felt and cut 6 thin strips (mine were about 7cms wide but you can use what ever size you want) and another 6 that are double the width

    You may need more or less strips depending on how long your garland is to be, mine covered a 2 meter stretch of wall

  • How to make a hanging garland. Wall Of Love   Valentines Garland - Step 2
    Step 2

    Take 2 pieces the same size and place them back to back

    Stitch them together down one side

  • How to make a hanging garland. Wall Of Love   Valentines Garland - Step 3
    Step 3

    Flip the piece you have just stitched and then stitch down the other side to give it that heart shape

  • How to make a hanging garland. Wall Of Love   Valentines Garland - Step 4
    Step 4

    You now have 1 long heart, cut the strip into lots of little strips

  • How to make a hanging garland. Wall Of Love   Valentines Garland - Step 5
    Step 5

    This will give your your hearts!

    Repeat the process until you have sewn up all your pieces of felt

    I made 1 pile of small hearts and 1 pile of large so that it makes it easier to string them up

  • How to make a hanging garland. Wall Of Love   Valentines Garland - Step 6
    Step 6

    Take your ribbon and sew a piece of twine or ribbon to the end of it so you can make a tie at the end for hanging it up

  • How to make a hanging garland. Wall Of Love   Valentines Garland - Step 7
    Step 7

    Take your white thread and knot it through your ribbon near the start of it, making sure your piece of thread is longer than the length you want your garland to hang

    Then take the other end of your thread and one on the hearts and thread the needle through the middle of the top of your heart and down through the bottom

    Push the heart up to near the top of your thread

  • How to make a hanging garland. Wall Of Love   Valentines Garland - Step 8
    Step 8

    Repeat the process until you have reached the length you desire and knot it off.

    Then start another thread further along your piece of ribbon and start the fun all over again!

  • How to make a hanging garland. Wall Of Love   Valentines Garland - Step 9
    Step 9

    Obviously if you make one as big ans mine and then try to transport it or store it away, then it is easily going to get tangled unless you package it well.

    I gently pushed all the hearts to the top of each thread and then wrapped the excess thread round the last heart

  • How to make a hanging garland. Wall Of Love   Valentines Garland - Step 10
    Step 10

    This way you can easily take it out the bag, hang it up and then one by one, slowly pull the hearts back down to form the heart shapes again

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