cornflake dreams.: DIY hanging felt heart garlands.

3.17.2017

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!
-xo-
Jillian

12 comments:

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

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

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

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  4. Beautiful.
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  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.

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

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