cornflake dreams.: DIY hanging felt heart garlands.


DIY hanging felt heart garlands.

I have a fun DIY project to share today! For Violet's second birthday we're doing a rainbow theme party. I had so much fun decorating for her birthday party last year, but it made me really sad to throw everything away after the party was over. So this year I want to make something that I can use again after her party as decoration for her "big girl" bedroom. After searching on Pinterest for ideas I decided to make hanging felt garland hearts -- and I am so happy with how they turned out!To get started I purchased two sets of pre-starched felt from Target (32 ct hearts + 56 ct square set). You can probably get by with just using the square set, but I really liked the colors in the heart set. Pick which colors you'd like to use from the sets. Then cut out a ton of hearts in a variety of sizes (I used two different sizes for this project -- 3" and 4"). To cut out the hearts you can make a cardboard template and get busy with your scissors. OR I highly recommend using a AccuQuilt Go! Fabric Cutter and this heart fabric cutting die, it cuts three hearts and it made the process really easy.After I had all of my felt hearts cut out I spent a lot of time organizing them into different patterns. I finally decided on rows of classic rainbow colors, and shades of pinks, blues, and purples. When you're happy with your pattern, use a sewing machine to sew down the middle of the hearts leaving 2 inches of thread in between each heart. Also leave at least 3 inches of extra thread at the top of every garland.If you want to hang your garlands up in a row and you don't want a ton of holes in your wall, use the extra thread at the top to tie the garlands around a meter stick. I painted my meter stick silver with this marker -- you can leave it blank for a "school" vibe :) My meter stick had one hole at the end, so I drilled another hole on the other end and hung all of the garlands up on the wall using two nails.I added a sparkly silver TWO letters (on sale for 30 cents each!) with some pastel bakers twine and two push pins to complete the birthday sign. A big thanks to my mom who let me borrow her fabric cutter and helped with the sewing!


  1. You did such a great job girl - it looks amazing! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  2. That came out so well. You did an amazing job!

  3. omg, that garland is awesome!!!!

  4. Beautiful.

  5. This turned out SO well and SO dang cute!! The 3 yr old I nanny for had a rainbow party (theme picked out by her 7 yr old sis) on Sunday. She's a St pats baby, so the rainbow seemed kind of appropriate. No pots of gold though.

    1. thank you Elle! A rainbow party is perfect for a St. Patty's Day kid!