First of all, thank you very much for liking Hometown Betty’s Facebook page to receive your very own pdf files of a Charlie Brown Valentine’s Card. I had no idea that so many people would actually hit the like button on Facebook.
While we had a blast making several Charlie Brown Valentine cards, we had plenty of leftover scrap paper that could have gone to the recycle bin or be reused to make something else for Valentine’s. Having kept an old coupon in the shape of a heart, it became the perfect template to make a Valentine Heart Paper Garland.
This tutorial isn’t a new idea, and it’s probably been done and shared by many other crafty bloggers out there. I just haven’t had the time to check them out and source them at the bottom of this tutorial. (If you know of one, please place it in the comments section below.)
Red/pink/light blue/other colored card stock (scrap paper preferred)
Thread (matching or contrasting in color)
Template (use any heart shape you make or from Google images)
Step 1. Take scrap paper (or new colored card stock paper) and draw heart template onto card stock paper.
Step 2. Make a smaller heart template, and squeeze a few more hearts into the small crevices of scrap paper.
Step 3. Cut them out.
Step 4. Organize hearts by size and color.
Step 5. Single stitch hearts by size and color, or mix and match to create your own personal touch.
Personally, I find it easier and more versatile to make paper garlands in one color, then layering them with a pattern of colors. This way, if you choose to use a different set of colors or add to the ones you have in subsequent years, you won’t feel like you’re stuck with a multi-colored paper garland that doesn’t fit your color scheme.
Step 6. Voila! Project complete!
Tape to the wall, window, in your child’s classroom, etc. and enjoy the view!
One Final Added Benefit: You’ve also saved on the environment and created something cute and fun for your loved ones.
From my hometown to yours,