Valentine Heart Garland!

Happy Valentine's Day!  I saw a pretty felt heart garland on Pinterest and wanted to make one, too.  The instructions said to cut hearts out using a scissors, but I really didn't want to hand-cut dozens of hearts out of felt.  Oh, my aching hand!  So I tried an experiment – would our Hearts Collection Framelits die-cut felt?  Yes!  In fact, I cut 3 at a time with no problem!  Woo Hoo! Heart Garland 1

After I had die cut all I thought I needed, I stacked half of them together: red-red-white, red-red-white.  I made a second stack just the same and had an extra red one set aside as the center of the garland.  I sewed them together by machine stitching from the bottom point of the heart, through to the center of the heart's top, then letting the machine run off the heart and keep running to twist the thread & make a thin cord of sorts, then added the next heart till I had half of them sewn together.  Without cutting the thread, I then sewed the next heart – the red center heart – horizontally through it's center and then added the remaining hearts stitching from the top through to the bottom point.  If you look at the photos, it'll make sense how I did it. Heart Garland 2 Heart Garland 3 Heart Garland 4

I gave the garland to my daughter (her fireplace is much prettier than mine) and I like the way it looks with the string of clear lights she has on there.  Here's a shot of the way it hangs off the end.  I really like how it looks!  Her roommate likes it, too, and suggested that I make more garlands for other occasions.  I'll see what I can come up with now that I know how easy it is when I use the Framelits dies!

Happy

Valentine's

Day!  I hope

you have an

excellent one!

 Susan ; )

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  1. mica says:

    Susan,

    I love this idea. Simple, yet elegant. I can see this being an opportunity for so many holidays!

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