This delicate doily heart garland will get admiring glances hanging in your home. The detailed vintage style complements any Valentine decor style from farmhouse to modern. Follow these step by step instructions to create this easy Valentine garland.
Valentine's day is an easy holiday to decorate for with so many wonderful heart garland ideas to choose from but the easy homemade decor is one of my favorites. In fact, I have a post with some precious ideas from other bloggers that's all about homemade Valentine's day garland ideas.
I promise you will be inspired. So let's get on to this doily heart garland.
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Vintage Doily Heart Garland
To begin let's collect a few items you will need to create your Valentine's Day garlands.
Simply drape your measuring tape where you want the garland to hang and then add about 5 more inches to the measurement.
Next, layout your tape on a table.
And then lay out the twine next to the tape.
Heart Paper Doilies
Now pull apart the paper doilies and start laying them out under the twine.
Put as many doilies as you want under the twine.
There is no right or wrong amount. It is really up to you on how many heart doilies you want hanging under the twine.
Thread Twine into Heart Doilies
Continue your project by threading the twine on top of one side and then under on the other side.
You may find that your doily hearts have a different design than mine but that is okay.
Simply find a hole on one side and thread behind and up through a similar hole on the other side.
It will look like this when you are finished threading.
Hang your Heart Garland
It is time to hang your garland.
Create a loop and tie it off on one side.
Hang your garland by using a tiny nail or command strip.
Then twist the twine around the other nail or command strip into the length you think is just right.
Next, slide the hearts into the position you like.
You may need to adjust the height of the garland a little which is why I only twist the twine around the nail. This allows me flexibility until I have it just right.
Once you have determined the height then either tie off the twine or if it seems secure just twisted you can keep it in that position.
Other places to hang your garland
There are so many fun places you can hang this heart garland.
My favorite is on my hutch but you can hang then on fireplaces, windows, art, mirrors, the back of benches, footboard on beds and the list goes on.
Isn't it amazing how something so simple and cheap can add a little Valentine's day love into your decor?
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With so many wonderful vintage Valentine decorations in the store, it is sometimes challenging to find something unique for your own home.
And if you are nostalgic and love vintage then this doily heart garland has your name written all over it.
Now that you know how to make a heart garland you will find that you have some doilies leftover.
One way to use them is on a Valentine's day dinner table decoration. There are loads of photos in this post show you how to use all your remaining heart doilies.
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- Small heart doilies and twine
- Scissors and measuring tape
1. Measure where you want the garland to go and write down the length
2. Lay your measuring tape out on a table
3. Lay your twine next to the measuring tape
4. Cut the twine at the dimension you wrote down
5. Lay the cut twine out on the table
6. Pull apart the small doily hearts
7. Lay the hearts down next to the twine however apart from that you like.
8. Thread the twine behind one of the hearts in the upper right corner
9. Run the twine behind the doily heart and thread the twine up through a hole in the opposite corner
10.Repeat this step for all the hearts
11. Hang your garland with a small nail or command strip