Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Valentine's Day Mantle

Jaime's post yesterday inspired me to decorate for Valentine's Day. I got out decorations out and bought a few new things.
I had this pinned and once I went to at the tutorial I noticed it is in Chinese and even when Google Chrome translated it there weren't any instructions. So I wrote up a tutorial for you guys and I even remembered to take pictures!

Felt Hearts Garland
All you need is felt (I used about 1/6 of a yard of each color) and your general sewing materials. Try to get stiffer felt


  1. Cut the fabric 4.5 inches wide. Mine was felt by the yard but it you use the sheets just cut them in half lengthwise. Sew up one long edge of each color.
  2. Draw with a fabric pencil every inch horizontally one color on the inside and one color on the outside. This is important! Cut the color that you marked on the outside along those lines. The other color turn inside out and line up the edge and sew. Cut along the lines. 
  3. Take the unfinished hearts (mine are pink) and hook together two finished hearts (mine are red). Turn inside out and sew the bottom edge. Continue on until your garland is finished. A trick for sewing these are to line them up and don't cut between the edge. See below.




When you're done it should look like this and you can cut it apart.

Here is the whole mantle! 

8 comments :

Just Jaime said...

Cute! Love the whole mantle!

G Inspires said...

Very pretty! I think you did a great job bringing out the loving holiday!

Two Sides of the Rainbow said...

Cute. The links are so creative!

Christine said...

Great job!! That turned out super cute!

Tracy said...

Your banner is adorable.
Pinterest will be the death of me, I spend too much time on there,lol.

Krafthead said...

Neat project!

Sandy Ang said...

how sweet !

Jenn Lifford said...

Lovely mantle. The heart banner is SO cute! Thanks so much for linking up to The Creative Spark - I love having you! Have a great weekend!
Jenn :)

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