Looking for a cute decoration using supplies you already have at home? Make an easy Valentine garland using printable bookmarks along with patterned paper and fabric strips. Embellishments for this project are leftover letter stickers and shapes cut from the fabric.
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To make an Easy Valentine Garland, you will need:
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- Printable Valentine Bookmarks
- Coordinating fabric and patterned paper
I used: glitter felt
hand-dyed cotton fabric scraps
herringbone patterned paper
- Letter stickers
- Hole punch
- Ribbon or twine
- Fabric Glue
Download the Heart Bookmarks at the bottom of this tutorial post, if you haven’t gotten them already: Free Printable Valentine Bookmarks.
No worries, go on, I’ll wait.
Once you’ve downloaded and printed the bookmarks, cut them out along with 1.5 x 5.75″ strips of your chosen fabrics and papers. Punch a hole near the top corners of each strip.
Gather embellishments for your fabric and paper strips. This a great opportunity to use leftover bits and pieces from other projects. I cut hearts from my felt scraps, and used letter stickers from my craft stash. Hint: Letter stickers on fabric may need an extra dot of glue to secure.
Finally, I could all those leftover X and V stickers!
Once the strips are decorated, thread ribbon or twine through the top holes to create the garland. Extra plain strips of your paper or fabric make an excellent filler to make the garland the length you need. Leave an extra foot or so of ribbon on each end to tie the finished garland in place.
This month’s Creative Challenge is LOVE. What will you create and share?
Have a colorful, creative week!
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