Wednesday, January 30, 2013

A Simple Sewn Valentine Garland

Don't you LOVE Valentine's Day?
I think it is one of the most special days of the year to celebrate those you love.
I made this little garland and it looks so festive and cheery hanging in the house.

To make it, all you need is newspaper and your sewing machine loaded with pink or red thread. I left white in the bobbin for a mixed look.

It takes about 10 minutes to make, so it is a quick and easy craft.
Cut out several hearts out of the newspaper.
Mine are around 4 inches tall.
Leaving a long thread to attach the garland, start sewing straight across the top of the first heart.

I counted 10 stitches in between hearts, then laid my next heart down to sew.

Just keep going until you have the desired length.
Hang up or give as a gift to your favorite Valentine.

So simple and will be making them like crazy!



Lisa said...

I would have never thought to sew the newspaper. But, honestly, it looks really cute.

torchy said...

The garland is charming. What type and weight of thread did you use?

Julia said...

Torchy, I used a light weight all purpose thread. If you use heavy thread, it may tear the paper :).

Shannon said...

That is so cute! I love it and just might have to make one as well! I love all your creative ideas! Thanks for sharing!!

Hopeful said...

Julia, this just inspired me to go home and spread some 'heart' cheer around our home. I also wanted to say sorry about the passing of your Father. You have been in my thoughts.

Heather Anne said...

Very cute! I was looking for a quick and easy project for my sewing class on Saturday - I may just borrow this idea! Thank you!

Holly said...

This is so cute! I'm inspired!!! Thanks so much for sharing and Happy "LOVE" day!

Shann said...

Your thread looks like bakers twine. How cute!
I love Valentines Day too. Such a wonderful day to celebrate. Thinking of you during this time of your daddy's passing.

Anonymous said...

This is really cute! I love the scripture verse on the chalkboard and
I have to say I love the pea green dresser.....I hope you don't ever
paint looks great!

Anne Marie said...

super cute! looks great where you have it...nice job on the chalk fonts too :)

Happy Saint Valentine's day soon!!
Anne Marie

Laurel Stephens said...

What a swwweeeet Valentine chalkboard and garland. That's a great idea to use newspaper sewn together! Really cute!

Gumbo Lily said...

Sweet! I like your chalkboard words too.

Michelle said...

The chalk board looks great. The garland is a nice touch.


How super cute! I love it and I love your chalkboard, the fonts you have used and above all the sentence you have chosen!
With love



Kaitlin@Homemaker Design said...

You are just so creative! And I love how you celebrate every holiday!! I want to get myself organized enough to do that more!! I love how simple many of your ideas are too!! Oh and I think your pinterest board might just be trouble for me! ;)

Robin Johnson said...

Adorable. I love quick and easy project that pack a punch. Love that you used newspaper it's such an unexpected touch.

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