Saturday, February 7, 2009

Day 7 A heart garland tutorial

Start with some plain old foam hearts. You could easily use paper hearts as long as it is a fairly sturdy paper.

I used the back cardboard to make a template. I want it to hang evenly. I punched a hole in one side. Put it over your foam hearts and mark.

Mark on both the right and left, then punch them out. I used my eyelet setter but you could use just hole punch.

On some that you didn't punch holes in, decorate. I drew right on the hearts because I'll just turn it around and glue that side to the other. You will not see any pen parks left. I cut out these.

Tie together your hearts with the hanging holes. I measured off about 5 inches of ribbon and tied them. I didn't like the look of hanging ends of the tied ribbon, so I cut them off.

I did it out of order. I should have put the decorations first, then tied them together. (Since I was using foam, I sewed my decorative hearts onto their contrasting hearts. Ah, who am I kidding? I would have sewed them on even if it wasn't foam. You can totally glue them together if you use a glue that specifically says it is for foam) If you are just gluing something on, you can do it now just fine. I wanted to have two layers on my hearts so you get the little peek-a-boo and layered effect.

And another look of it finished. I haven't hung it yet. I like it way up above my door in the entry way. I have to wait until the husband comes home to put it up;)

It is really so simple. You could decorate it any way you want. If you decide to make one too, take a picture and share it with us here! Can't wait to see what you come up with!

Thanks for stopping by.

Linked to Fireflies and Jellybeans.


RootsAndWingsCo said...

Anjeanette, I love the 3Dimensional look of the fun foam! You are the Queen of cutting skills!


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Lucky Mom said...

This looks similar to something my son did at school. Each student had a heart to decorate. Then his teacher asked me to make a sign that says "our hearts are joined together" to hang above them. So cute.

fawnda said...

I love a good craft that starts with pre-cut shapes! This is ADORABLE!