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Goodwill Home Décor Expert - Merri Cvetan

Merri Cvetan

My weekly column for Amazing Goodwill and my design blog, Design Coach, are about all things design, living a stylish life and entertaining (like setting a great table). I share DIY projects, decorating and design tips, as well as ideas and secrets.

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Love Chain

Posted by Jamie Klinger-Krebs on Feb 10, 2016 3:47:58 PM
Heart Garland

Valentine’s Day might be the day to celebrate love, but it’s also a good reason to decorate the house. If you live in the north, you’re still feet-deep in snow, so a little red will brighten things up.

I made a little heart garland to hang in the window, but it would be just as cute hung horizontally on the mantle.

All you need for this project is wax paper, felt and paper hearts, string and craft glue.

I cut the paper hearts free hand, but you can use a template or purchase heart confetti.

Fold a strip of wax paper in half, then in half again. Cut a heart along the fold. You will end up with a pair of hearts. My hearts measured approximately 2-1/2 inches wide by 2 inches high.

Layer one wax paper heart under the string.

Add a paper heart on top of the string, then the second wax heart.

Cover with a press cloth, or old t-shirt, hold a hot iron on the heart for 10 seconds. Gently remove the shirt; the wax hearts will be fused together.

Repeat until you get enough to hang in a window or on a shelf or mantle. Space each heart about 3-½ - 4-inches.

For more color, glue felted wool or felt hearts to the string between each wax heart.

This is so simple and pretty. The garland would also work as a ribbon on a package, or on the dinner table.

Topics: Valentine's Day, Merri Cvetan, Goodwill home interior expert Merri Cvetan, Valentine's Day Crafts

  • Heart garland

    I made a little heart garland to hang in the window, but it would be just as cute hung horizontally on the mantle.

  • Heart Garland

    All you need for this project is wax paper, felt and paper hearts, string and craft glue. I cut the paper hearts free hand, but you can use a template or purchase heart confetti.

  • Heart Garland

    Fold a strip of wax paper in half, then in half again. Cut a heart along the fold. You will end up with a pair of hearts. My hearts measured approximately 2-1/2 inches wide by 2 inches high.

  • Heart Garland

    Layer one wax paper heart under the string. Add a paper heart on top of the string, then the second wax heart.

  • Heart Garland

    Cover with a press cloth, or old t-shirt, hold a hot iron on the heart for 10 seconds. Gently remove the shirt; the wax hearts will be fused together Repeat until you get enough to hang in a window or on a shelf or mantle. Space each heart about 3-½ -to- 4-inches.

  • Heart Garland

    For more color, glue felted wool or felt hearts to the string between each wax heart.