January 22, 2012

Sweetheat Paper Garland with Easy Tutorial

Now as you may have noticed, I don't post a lot in the way of crafts...I love painting and decorating however am not necessarily a "crafty" gal. But for some reason I have been wanting to make something using paper materials for Valentine's day. I found this pretty paper at the craft supply store...(and just what was I doing in a craft supply store if I am not a crafty person you may ask?) and I bought it not knowing what I was going to do with it. So last night I was poking around the Internet looking for ideas and I absolutely fell in love with many of the paper garland projects I found. Unfortunately for many of these crafts, I just didn't have the right supplies in the house...why? Because I am not a crafty person!!! So I decided to use what I did have and I came up with this idea for making paper garland ...





 




Here is the tutorial...super easy I must say!
First slice two strips of paper one inch in width, one solid and one printed. The solid paper is simple construstion paper.



(I had to call Gracie into the kitchen for these next two shots...thank you sweetie!)
Put a line of craft glue on one of the strips of paper.


Glue the two pieces together and press to seal.



Fold to form a "V".

 


Bring the top two pieces together to form a heat shape and then staple together.




Using a hole puncher punch one hole on each side of the heart.

 
Tie a knot in the string and then thread the heart through, then tie another knot on the second side of the heart ,then repeat for each heart you've made.

 

 
And that's it...you're done!



And as a special St. Valentine's Day treat...make sure you check out my awesome giveaway going on right now! It is an incredible tote bag from 31 Gifts and the rules to enter are super simple. To see details click here. The winner will be announced on Tuesday February 14th!


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34 comments:

  1. That's a really cute idea, and something simple enough that maybe even I could do it! Thanks for showing the how-to's! It looks very pretty hanging beneath your other Valentine pretties!

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  2. This is so cute!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  3. How pretty! I'm impressed, especially if you aren't a crafty person by nature.

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  4. This is not only so simple it's really cute too. I think I may try this craft to use as a decoration in my space in the shop. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. This is so sweet! I would LOVE for you to link up to my NEW link party!

    Thanks!
    Kathryn
    http://destinationcraft.blogspot.com/2012/01/destination-cutesy-monday.html

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  6. I will be doing a post on my versions of this tomorrow, but yours came out much cuter then mine! Maybe I will redo mine :)

    Smiles,
    The Joyful Thrifter

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  7. Oh my gosh how cute!! I just pinned this to pinterest! Love it !! and love your blog !! now following you!

    xo.Britt
    The Magnolia Pair

    :)

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  8. this is a fun , easy and light..and it says fun!!
    I am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can.

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  9. What a cute idea! I think this one is calling my name for sure. :)

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  10. So sweet! I'm sharing the link on my Facebook page :)

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  11. Simple, cute and fun! :)

    ~Liz

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  12. I love, simple, cute and inexpensive. So love these kind of projects. I'm going to try this out. Thanks for sharing and showing us how to do. Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration at Sunday's Best party.

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  13. This is really a cute idea. I may just have to do this somewhere around here.....lol!

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  14. They are just so gorgeous! Thanks for sharing Cheers SpecialK XoXo

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  15. This is soooo sweet! I love the combo of colors and the jute twine! Would LOVE for you to link up to our Uncommonly Yours Link Party!! ;)

    www.uncommondesignsonline.com

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  16. Love this. I hope to try it. Wish I could PIN it.

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  17. For someone who is not crafty, you did a great job at crafting this oh-so-cute garland. Thanks for the tutorial!!!

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  18. So pretty! It is simple yet elegant. I am pinning this. I am a new follower visiting from The Shady Porch. Vicky from Mess For Less

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  19. Hi Barbara. I just saw your garland at Coastal Charm and had to come check it out. Hard to imagine you not being a crafty person. This is so cotton pickin cute (just couldn't resist). Love how simple it is to make. Thanks for sharing it with us. Oh' btw I'm your newest follower too.

    Hugs...Tracy @ Cotton Pickin Cute

    P.S. I have 3 giveaways going this week and would love you to come by and enter.

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  20. So cute and clever! Thank you for sharing the lovely post at Potpourri Friday!

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  21. Love it! Thanks so much for linking up!! Just a reminder to register for my giveaway...

    Ramsign Giveaway: Porcelain Enamel Sign {up to $99 value}

    XO, Aimee

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  22. Great idea! I love the simplicity. I'm a new follower, so stop by and follow back so we can keep in touch. Lori

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  23. I've been seeing so many great heart garland and this is definitely one of them. I love it! I need to get with the program and make some though huh!? Visiting via Make the Scene Monday

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  24. Featuring your V-Day garland up to Project Queen's Highlights tomorrow night. Thanks so much for linking up! Love this!

    Mandy
    projectqueen.org

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  25. Sweet and easy and deserving of another feature on BeColorful. Thanks for sharing on Motivated Monday. Have a great week.
    Pam

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  26. This is great!! This is being featured today at {Junk in their Trunk}...thanks for linking up!

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  27. Love this idea! I'll make some up for a Valentine's photo shoot i'm doing this weekend.

    Thanks so much for sharing-you are going to be a feature this week at our Pin'inspiration party. Pop by and grab a featured button when you have a chance :-)

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  28. Thanks so much for linking up your post to my Valentine Link Party! I appreciate you taking the time to do that!

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  29. This is darling!Thanks for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday! Hope to see you again at this weeks party!

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  30. That is just the cutest garland EVER!! Thanks sooo much for linking up at The DIY Dreamer!

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