I don't typically decorate my house for holidays, but this year I felt a little inspired this month to put some Valentine decorations around the house. I didnt want to spend a lot of money, but I wanted to brighten things up a bit, so I went on the lookout for cheap and easy Valentine Decorations.
Thursday, February 11, 2010
I came across this cute blog that had a tutorial for a felt heart garland. I thought this would be simple and easy and best of all....CHEAP.
***Side note: Red Felt around Valentine's Day is very hard to come by! I had also wanted to make this heart wreath, but there wasn't a styrafoam heart or red felt (from the bolt) to be found from Layton to Salt Lake., Darn. maybe next year.)
I was up in Layton one day and decided to stop at Hobby Lobby. They had craft felt. (Craft felt comes in sheets and it's not quite as high quality but it's cheap so I was all over it.)
I picked out 4 colors. Red, Hot Pink, Light pink and Purple. I purchased 12 sheets at around .30 cents a piece. Not too bad. When I got to the register she rang it in at 50% off so I spent a grand total of $1.50. Yes folks, one dollar and fifty cents!
Next, I came home and began to cut hearts. I made a template of 4 different sizes and then folded the felt and just randomly cut. This part took the longest (which only was about a hour)
After I had cut all the hearts I went down to my sewing machine and began sewing. I just randomly picked up hearts and sewed them together. It couldnt have been more easy. It literally took me about 20 minutes to sew and I had two complete garlands that were each over 9 feet long! I strung one over my hutch in the living room and the other over my fireplace. It was just what we needed to brighten up each room.