Friday, February 11, 2011

Loveable Garland

Trying to come up with different ideas to decorate for Valentines day, we decided to change up our usual heart garland. It seems like each year we make this & put it away. This year I changed it up a bit.
Using a pre-made heart shape for a guide I traced it on to red & pink paper. After cutting out the shapes , we made 2 piles- one pink, one red.

Using the hole punch, I punched 2 holes in the middle of the heart. This allows you to easily string each heart.

Now with your ribbon cut to the length of the garland you want, thread each heart and slide it down to make room for the next.

What we changed this year is adding a message to each heart. You could have everyone write one each day, or just sit down together & add all the ones you can think of.


Then hang it up! We had a lot of fun doing this together. Most of our “loveable messages” were so sweet & thoughtful.  But if you have a husband who is sometimes like a third child …beware!

 My 9 yr old didn’t not come up with that one on her own! And no, Addy & I don’t love yellow snow  : )                    


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14 comments:

SkippyMom said...

I am giggling like a nine year old. :D

We made something similar to decorate Squirrels dorm room. But you explain it so easy.

Nice job.

texwisgirl said...

Ha ha! Great job! :)

jandjhome said...

I love the personal notes. This is adorable. Happy Valentine's!

Trisha said...

What a great idea to decorate a dorm room with! I bet she feels loved everytime she sees it :)

Out on the prairie said...

Funny , I need some decorations, but alsa would be writing to critters.I have showed your wreath to a number of people.

Kate Pabst said...

Adorable! Such a good family project too!

Trisha said...

Out on the prairie- Thanks for telling others about my giveaway! & Why not make a note for your critters? They'll love you for it :)

Canyon Girl said...

As I looked at the pictures, it came to me that your girls are so blessed to have such a creative Mom. What wonderful childhood memories you are making for them.--Inger

Nancy@A Rural Journal said...

The best decorations aren't the ones you buy at the store -- but you know that. :)

Such a cute idea for Valentine's Day.

Dawn said...

Too cute.....what a great craft and memory time:)

Babbs said...

That is the sweetest thing ever!!!! I love this idea!!! I'm definitely going to do this next year, and what a keepsake that is, to take out years down the road and read. BRILLIANT!!!! Love love love it!!!! (and i'm rolling on the floor about yellow snow!!! HA HA) Kids....just love em!!! :)

Allison said...

Darling idea. Hmmmm, the wheels are turning in my head. Any ideas for what to do for hubby? I've decided to get up early when he usually does and make him a hot bacon and eggs breakfast. :)

Trisha said...

Allison- Your so sweet!I never get up any earlier then I have too ( I know.. I'm bad ).
I made heart shaped pancakes (I'll post about that later) this morning for my hubby & the girls. I figured why wait until the "V"day ? I had time today :)

Emily {WhipperBerry} said...

So cute! Thanks for linking up!