DIY Heart Garland
I have been challenging myself to use up the art supplies and things I have on hand before acquiring more. Anybody with me on this challenge?
This is easier said then done because I love junk! However, I am really, really, really being intentional on making progress in this area (with the exception of rusty metal objects I find on the ground–my hands become like magnets!!!).
With Valentine’s Day approaching, I decided to use some twine, ribbon and felt pieces (I had that were precut to create a rose).
These petals were the perfect size/shape to make into hearts (heart shapes can be made by folding regular felt, material or even paper in half and cut as seen in the photo).
Once I had the hearts cut out, I decided to cut pieces of the ribbon and attach to the hearts with double sided sticky tape. I did not think it through before cutting the heart ribbon and ended up cutting tiny pieces to stick to the back of each little square.
My brain kicked in and I placed the XO ribbon on the tape and then cut each XO out (much faster).
After I attached the ribbon pieces to the felt, I laid them out to see how long to cut my twine.
I had the time, so instead of using my sewing machine, I stitched the hearts to the twine by hand (just a few stitches each—and through the taped ribbon to better secure it).
Within minutes I used my supplies (I already had) and created this heart garland to share with a friend.
Perhaps you’re not the crafty kind, but you are great at repairing things, baking or you are the perfect listener. Whatever it may be, I encourage you to share your blessing (your gift) with others.
One of my favorite quotes came to my mind as I was cutting the rose petals into hearts. It is from Saint Therese of Lisieux and is a perfect reminder how we all have a special place and purpose in this world.
“The splendor of the rose and the whiteness of the lily do not rob the little violet of its scent nor the daisy of its simple charm. If every tiny flower wanted to be a rose, spring would lose its loveliness.”
I love that! Here’s to your heart being filled with inspiration and purpose to shine!
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02/03/2016 @ 1:38 pm
How clever Michelle! I’m with you on the challenge, but i agree, it’s sooo hard! This heart garland is too cute and so special!
02/03/2016 @ 9:27 pm
Thanks Katrin! I love so many things, but trying to sort through my stash and donate some supplies (s-l-o-w process to eliminate items!!!). 🙂
Ana Love Craft
02/03/2016 @ 4:14 pm
Sweet garland! Love it! Thanks for sharing tutorial!
Enjoy your day!
Hugs and love from Portugal,
Ana Love Craft
02/03/2016 @ 8:54 pm
So nice to meet you Ana and thank you for your kind remarks! Looking forward to getting to know you better!:)
02/03/2016 @ 6:24 pm
Michelle, what a lovely heart garland!! That’s cool how you thought to put the ribbon onto the tape and then cut it…God is in the details. 😉 I love that flower quote and it’s so true!
02/03/2016 @ 8:48 pm
Thanks Keri…God is good for sure!!! I know that quote is so powerful…speaks to my heart every time I read it! 🙂
Stella Lee @Purfylle
02/03/2016 @ 7:48 pm
It’s the cute little centres that really make this garland. Love it!
02/03/2016 @ 8:39 pm
Thank you so much Stella…glad you liked it! 🙂
Mary - The Boondocks Blog
02/04/2016 @ 2:33 pm
Michella this is just too adorable. The miniature embellishments take it to another level of cute. Just love it!!
02/04/2016 @ 2:41 pm
Mary, thank you for taking the time to stop by…your kindness is so encouraging! Glad you like the garland/banner! 🙂
02/07/2016 @ 9:46 pm
Michelle, I really love this heart garland. The ribbon was extremely cute, and I love that you mixed it up and used it in a totally different way. And I am a total twine lover, so this is right up my alley. It’s adorable and would make a great Valentine’s Day gift. Happy Valentine’s Day!
02/09/2016 @ 9:54 am
Awe…thank you so much Nikki…glad you like it!! You are so sweet and encouraging!!!
02/11/2016 @ 11:07 am
This is just darling, Michelle. Such a fun craft!
Thank you for sharing this week at Brag About It link party on VMG206 (Mondays at Midnight). I plan to feature you next week!
~ Megin of VMG206
02/11/2016 @ 12:13 pm
I’m so excited…THANK YOU very much Megin!!! I’m enjoying getting to know other creative minds through the link party! 🙂
02/11/2016 @ 12:57 pm
I love it when I see projects made from supplies that you have on hand. I’m totally with you! The garland is perfect for Valentine’s Day decor! Pinning 🙂
02/12/2016 @ 1:54 pm
Thank you so much Laurie!! Yes, it’s a good feeling to use supplies on hand! 🙂