Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Felt Valentine's Garland

Last night over dinner Allen and I decided we'd like to host a Valentine's party this year. It seemed like a good excuse for a celebration, so we messaged 5 of our closest couple friends and asked them if they would be up for dinner at our place Friday night. Two of them had prior obligations, but it appears (at least at this point) the other 3 will be attending. That's 8 adults and 6 kids! We couldn't be more excited!

I decided to tackle two projects for the occasion. The first, Felt Valentine's Garland, which is quite a popular project this season. I've seen it on several blogs, many of which have much more interesting designs than the one I decided to make. Click HERE, HERE, and HERE to see a few of the bloggers that inspired me. This is a quick and easy way to evoke a feeling of love in the air! ;)

Begin by cutting hearts in all shapes and sizes from felt and line them up in the order you'd like them to hang.

Next, sew each row together, trailing the tread after each heart.
It should look similar to this. . .
Then tie them from a chandelier or hang them from the ceiling. It really is that easy! Took me about 3o minutes in all. :)
And here's a sneak peek of the second project I decided to take on for our Valentine's dinner. This is an original design, though the technique was inspired by other bloggers. I actually had a dream about making this last night. . . I'm hoping to finish it during Jonah's nap tomorrow. I'll post a how-to and lots of pictures when I do. . . Any idea what it is?? ;)

1 comment:

  1. Very festive! Cute blog! I enjoyed touring it. Welcome to blogdom!