This year, I wanted to create a Valentine’s Day decoration for our home, so I gathered some leftover fabric and pink pompom yarn, and got to work making a heart garland for the living room. I love that I can use it in other areas of our home throughout the year, which aligns perfectly with the concept of simple living.
I enjoy the process of creating, especially because it’s a way for me to create alongside my children. We often work together in small increments, remember how I’m a big fan of creating in 20-minute increments?, either in the morning or early afternoon since that’s when everyone’s the happiest and most creative ;) And really, the nostalgia of seeing something we made in our home really warms me up.
HERE’S MY PROCESS: After gathering red and pink fabric, I cut out various heart shapes, making sure they were a little larger than necessary because I was going to fill them with poly stuffing. Once all the hearts were cut, it was time to sew, then fill them with poly stuffing. To finish my project and turn it into a garland I simply stitched pink pompom yarn to the backside of each heart.
I love how they turned out. I added a few garlands to my Gussy shop so you can have your very own fabric heart garland in your home, too. We can be heartsy twins!
Each garland is a little over three feet long, and each fabric heart measures about 5″ in height. They are so versatile. You can hang it with washi tape, hang it with command strips, or make it more permanent by using the traditional “nail in the wall” method ;)
Click here to shop and add a little Gussy heart garland love to the ambiance of your home.
How else can you decorate in preparation for Valentine’s Day?
Maybe your favorite creative method doesn’t involve sewing but rather involves felt flower making or knitting or baking or embroidery. If so, you’re in good company ~ I’ve gathered five home decor projects you can easily create and shared them below.
5 VALENTINE’S DAY DIY PROJECTS:
- make a felt flower fabric wreath inspired by Rifle Paper Co. (learn how to make your own felt flowers, and be sure to add in a few red hearts!)
- arm knit a throw for your bed for an extra layer of cozy, and here’s a VIDEO to learn the process!
image via flax and twine
- create a floral wall hanging using roses & eucalyptus (more gorgeous ideas here and here)
- make a few batches of white chocolate pretzel hearts (and BONUS: they are super easy to make!)
- stitch a LOVE embroidery pattern to hang near your front door, on your front door, or next to your bed ;)
I’m cheering you on! And I wish you a very happy Monday as you plan your next creative project.
Have you arm knit a blanket yet? I have been wanting to but not sure where to find the right yarn and supply of it.
I haven’t made one but with what I’ve found online you want about six to seven pounds of unspun wool roving. Here is a link to a kit you can order: https://www.paradisefibers.com/collections/arm-knit-blanket-kits
I would also search Amazon or Etsy!