Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Sheet Music Valentine's Garland

Valentine's Day is the anniversary of our engagement (click HERE to read the full story ;)) making it one of the most significant holidays on our calendar. I am head-over-heels with LOVE. It's a state of heart and mind that should, in my opinion, be celebrated as often as possible- especially in the month of February! :)

This year I've decided to tackle a few crafty Valentine's projects for our home (something I wanted to do last year, but never found the time). I attempted the first today. . .

Sheet Music Valentine's Garland inspired by PaperPolaroid.

I took pictures just in case you'd like to attempt this project yourself. I assure you, ANYONE can do it! :)

Step 1: Find sheet music (it helps if your husband is a musician). :) Then cut the sheets in strips. The width of your strips will be determined according to the width you desire for your hearts. The length of your strips will be determined by how large you want your hearts. . .

You will need 4 different lengths of strips.

For this project I cut mine approximately two inches wide and my longest strip was 12 inches.

Each heart I created contained:
2-12 inch strips
2-11 inch strips
2-10 inch strips
1-8 inch strip
(adjust your measurements accordingly)

Step 2:
Sort the various sizes of strips into piles. Then stack the strips in the following order:
1-12 inch
1-11 inch
1-10 inch
1-8 inch
1-10 inch
1-11 inch
1-12 inch
Step 3: On one side, align all strips and staple.
Step 4: Align the end of three uneven strips on one side.
Bend toward the center strip.
Step 5: Repeat on opposite side, staple, and your first heart is complete! :)
Repeat as many times as desired.

For this project, I made 6 paper hearts and 1 red felt heart for the center (using the same technique as above, sewing the pieces together instead of stapling).
Using twine, thread the the hearts together. I used a needle, but you can punch a hole if you'd like.
Step 6: Hire the sexiest handy man you can find to put screws in your mantle! ;)
Step 6: Tie the twine to the screws and you're FINISHED! :)


  1. I LOve, LoVe, lOve this! How cute! I still just think it is so funny to see Allen walking in his father's footsteps. He has a long road ahead of him. LOL

  2. I love this idea too! I may just steal it for our fireplace. :) Thanks for sharing it!

  3. This is so great, Jess! I may have to try this. I'll be honest, I've never decorated for Valentines but would love to start. When are we going to do our wreaths??