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Project

Valentine's Day Heart Garland

Materials

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Create a heart-shaped template, or print out the heart garland template, and place it on a stack of four sheets of card stock. Staple the center of the hearts and cut out the shapes.

  2. Step 2

    Make a 1-inch vertical cut at the pointed end of a heart; cut heart to about 1 inch wide all the way around the inside. Make two 1/2-inch horizontal cuts from the center of the point of the heart. Repeat with other hearts.

  3. Step 3

    Link two hearts through the cuts at the points; glue and trim the cut ends to create a point. Continue the process until all the hearts linked.

Source
Martha Stewart Living Television

Reviews (13)

  • Sunnyskies4ca 2 Apr, 2009

    This is such a great idea and so simple. I can picture this in other colours as well and having it be a bridal shower or wedding decoration as well.

  • okjanie 19 Feb, 2009

    This is a great idea, and by using the fun foam, the garland could probably be recycled and used year after year. My sunday school room will look fantastic next year!!

  • michele50 17 Feb, 2009

    Taking the hearts one step further, out of the fun foam we cut out all size of hearts. I work in a hospital and hung the hearts using paper clips under the drop ceiling tiles with our names written on the hearts. The patients like the colors recognize the names.

  • jenive 15 Feb, 2009

    tinkonthebrink, THANKS for tip! It seems so obvious but I would NOT have thought of it until maybe AFTER the project! Great help, esp since I'm doing it with kinder/preschoolers.

  • Marycassells 14 Feb, 2009

    What is the point of this craft. It seemms like something that will end in recycling.

  • mykele 14 Feb, 2009

    mumtaz, since you like the sitystyle web site so much, please go
    there and leave Martha and her more appreciative followers in peace.
    thank you so much.

  • RBYB 14 Feb, 2009

    I agree with alwayssjk, earlier email would be great. Would be nice if Martha.com starts posting ideas a month early so there's some time to actually get it done for the holiday. Great ideas, but busy schedules don't always allow for day before completion.

  • tinkonthebrink 14 Feb, 2009

    Just wanted to mention that you can leave half of the hearts in one piece without the cut at the bottom and use the other half (with the cut) as links.

  • alwayssjk 14 Feb, 2009

    This looks like an awesome idea! I wish it would have been emailed earlier so that I could have done it for this valentine's day!

  • RBS 14 Feb, 2009

    I enjoy the crafts that you give us daily. It is my favorite part of my email. The heart garland is wonderful. Thank you

  • 1mary 9 Feb, 2009

    I'm an art instructor at a small elementary school. Today I did this project with my 4th graders and they love it! Even the boys were trying to outdo each other. Their creativity in putting the hearts together was amazing to watch. With this project, I was expecting the garlands to all look alike, but no two were the same and each one was beautiful. Thanks!

  • RUTHIEGIRL 12 Jan, 2009

    I am going to do this project but I am going to use old photos of roses from last years calendar. I think it will be a good way of recycling my old calendar its too pretty to throw away.

  • bubbleburster 29 Dec, 2008

    How Pretty! Simple! I like it !!!