Valentine Garland and Fun Family Night

Last week my family spent the night together making this fun Valentine Garland. I’m not expecting to have this piece of “decor” featured on Martha Stewart or anything, but I love this project mostly because it made for a sweet family night- talking with the people you love about all the things you love- I think this will be our new Valentine tradition!  Here is how we did it!
Cut some yarn, ribbon, or twine etc. to the length that you want. I got this huge roll of Hemp at Walmart.
Cut out hearts from colored paper. I used my Silhouette for this and it couldn’t have been easier! I cut out enough hearts for each member in my family to have 3 of their own plus a few decorative ones to embellish the garland.
Have each family member write on their hearts things that they love!
I loved seeing the things my family came up with.
Here are some of my favorites:
Legos, XBox, Our Baby, Avocados… so random!
And the pictures my 4 year old drew of mom and dad are priceless!
Once the hearts are done, punch a hole in them, add a ribbon and tie them to your twine.
And now embellish your garland any way youd like!
I cut some scrap fabric with some pinking shears and tied them in knots.
I also hot glued some silk flowers in random places.
When you’re done, hang it up!
It doesn’t get any easier than this!valentine garland
Wife, mom of 5, and creator of Somewhat Simple, Stephanie has a passion to create and inspire. She is an Orange County transplant who is now enjoying life in Phoenix, AZ. She enjoys traveling, shopping, organizing, cooking and creating simple projects for her home and family.
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  1. JC's Loft says

    Love love love this craft! It turned out so adorable!! I really like that you made it a "family" craft!


  2. Stephenie from Decorating Addiction says

    I need a Silhouette Machine! Love those hearts . . . I entered five giveaways this week in hopes of winning one. I love the garland. Thanks for the tutorial.

  3. Amber says

    So sweet! I love it. Plan on doing this when my munchkin get a little bigger. Good idea around thanksgiving time too!

  4. Merry Makes.. says

    I love the scrap fabric ribbon ties. Very sweet garland, made all the sweeter by the family members expressing themselves.

  5. Carolyn says

    Your garland is beautiful – especially because it's made with family love!
    That's the best kind of project!
    carolyn – homework