I’m back this morning with another quick and simple Valentines craft! Today I am featuring how to make a Valentines heart garland from a book. Okay, so yes I am slightly obsessed with book crafts these days. I don’t know what has gotten into me. Books, I guess. Now, these books I found at a thrift store. I can’t feel bad about tearing out the pages, because if I hadn’t grabbed them off the shelf they would be doomed to a life of cold and darkness without ever getting the chance to live a new and beautiful life. To tell you the honest truth, as I create these fun book crafts, I find myself reading up on the pages I am tearing out. I have learned quite a bit just by using them for my crafts.
I am telling you this project is so easy, I barely have any instructions for you. The first thing I did was tear out a bunch of pages, probably like 50 or so. I cut out one heart to get the shape I wanted and then I started to use that heart as a guide. I cut about 5 pages at a time and got 2 hearts out of each book.
Once I had all the heart cut out, I grabbed a sewing needle and some thread. You could use some thicker thread like twine if you have a larger needle, but mine was small so I used white thread.
I threaded the hearts onto the needle and through onto the thread. I created 5 different strands with these hearts. I divided the hearts up and just threaded them onto the thread. That’s a lot of thread. I tied off each end and left a loop on the ends so I could hang them.
Once that was done it was just as simple as hanging them, I adjusted the lengths so that there were shorted ones and longer ones to create a swag affect. I then arranged the hearts, separating them along the thread.
An that is all it is! This could be hung on your wall, a shelf, or a fireplace mantle. I love the simplicity of it and the organic shapes and movement of the hearts dangling from the almost invisible thread. I ended up hanging this from my dining room chalkboard, that I had drawn a simple heart on.
This easy valentines heart garland will quickly become one of your favorite decorations, as it has mine. That is saying a lot coming from someone who is not a bit fan of Valentines day or the decoration that come along with it. I was bound and determined to create some this year that were me. These are just that.
Thanks for stopping by! you should check out some of these other book crafts I have created:
Have a Great Day!
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