Valentine's Day DIY Paper Hearts Garland
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Valentine's Day DIY Paper Hearts Garland

Whether you are celebrating Valentine's Day, a birthday, a wedding or a baby shower, this charming garland of hearts will add a creative touch to your decor. All you have to do is choose colors and patterns for your papers that follow your theme!

Designed by Micheline Petit.

Craft Time: varies
Uses Recycled Items: No
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Material List

  • Scrapbook Paper, 12"x12" - Pattern of Choice
  • Paper Trimmer (or Ruler and Scissors)
  • Stapler
  • Hole Punch, Small
  • Ribbon (or Wool or String)

Project Instructions

Step 1:
Cut nine 1½"x12" strips from scrapbook paper.

Step 2:
Cut the strips to length as follows:

One 6" strip for the center (plain paper or duplex pattern)
Two 7½" strips
Two 9" strips
Two 10½" strips
Two 12" strips

NOTE: To make different sized hearts, you can play with the length and the increment (in this case at an interval of 1½").

Step 3:
Stack the paper strips in the following order, pattern facing down: one 1½"x12", one 1½"x10½", one 1½"x9" and one 1½"x7½". Continuing stacking now with the pattern facing up: 1½"x6", one 1½"x7½", one 1½"x9", one 1½"x10½" and one 1½"x12. All strips must be aligned at the bottom.

Step 4:
Staple the nine strips at the bottom, near the edge.

Step 5:
At the opposite end, gather the four left strips, align the ends (the center will “bow” out) and. Repeat for the strips on the right.

Step 6:
Fold each stack of four strips in the center. Staple to the middle strip.

 Step 7:
Trim the excess length from the center strip if it is too long and punch a hole at the top, near the edge.

Step 8:
Repeat Steps 1-7 for as many hearts as desired for garland.

Step 9:
Pass a ribbon or a string through each hole to hang your handmade decorations!