I don't have a fireplace
or a mantle.
But I love garlands!
My parents just moved to a new town house
and now my Mom has 2 fireplaces and 2 mantles!
So, now when I get the itch to make a garland,
I can just send it to her!
Mom~ If your package didn't come yet, DON'T SCROLL DOWN!
Here is my Valentine's Day garland...
Supplies: Felt, yarn, glitter glue, needle, cardboard and scissors
Make a bunch of hearts of different sizes and colors.
The longer your garland, the more hearts you will need.
I wanted to add the word "LOVE" to the middle section, so I made some triangles and traced the letters
And added some glitter glue
I measured my yarn and then lined up all the hearts and letters in the pattern I wanted to have them on the yarn. I am much to Type A to just go random on this! I have a thing with symmetry...I cant help it.
Tie a loop at one end of the yarn and start stitching a few stitches down the center of each heart. I used a plastic knitting needle for this because the eye hole is large enough for the yarn. It was a little hard to push through the felt, but I made it work. Every once and a while move all the hearts down to the end of the line...
For 3 of the hearts in between the letters, I glued a contrasting heart over the stitched heart. This will help keep the hearts from shifting on the yarn.
I packed it up and sent it off to my mom. When she gets it up, I will post a picture!