I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but Valentine’s Day has sure snuck up fast. It’s less than a week away! Have you decorated yet? I feel like everyone is so on top of getting decorations up for Thanksgiving and Christmas, but Valentine’s Day is sometimes neglected.
Well this year we’re coming at you with a fun, easy DIY way to make your home feel full of the Valentine’s Day spirit. It’s the perfect solution if you’ve left the Valentine’s Day decorating to the last minute! It may look familiar to you and reminiscent of our Friendsgiving garland. That’s because we thought a Valentine’s Day variation would be a fun twist on our classic garland. Introducing our Valentine’s Day garland!
Valentine’s Day Garland
What better to bring in love day than a festive Valentine’s Day garland? Not much, in my opinion. It also goes perfectly with that festive gradient heart wreath we made a week ago! So do yourself a favor and take the decorating beyond your front door. Featuring a variety of Valentine’s Day appropriate shapes and fun pops of color, this garland is the perfect solution for cold, brown February.
How to Make Your Own Valentine’s Day Garland
Making this Valentine’s Day garland is seriously so simple. I mean, you don’t even need scissors if you have a Cricut maker! And if not, the shapes are simple enough that scissors are a good second best option. You do need a sewing machine, though it’s simple enough that even the most novice of sewers should be able to handle it.
Here’s how to make your own Valentine’d Day garland:
Prepping the Paper
- First, download the garland template found here.
- Upload the template into the Cricut design space.
- Now, using the paper colors of your choice, cut out the shapes using your Cricut maker. For thicker cardstock, we find it works best to use the glitter cardstock setting. We used anywhere from 50-80 shapes on each strand.
Sewing Your Garland Together
- This part is so easy! To start, just leave a 10″ tail of thread, then sew the paper pieces together.
- Leave a 10″ tail of thread at the end.
- Repeat steps 1-2 for each shape in your garland.
- All done!
How to Style Your Valentine’s Day Garland
One of the things I love about this sweet garland is how versatile it is! You can hang it from practically anywhere, and customize how long you’d like it to be. Put it in a window, against a wall, over the table, along a mantle or a bannister. We love the way it looks hanging from the ceiling over a table setting! It’s so simple, but looks so bold, bright and colorful once its hung. It’s the perfect addition to a Galentine’s Day party, too, if you ask me. Just add some table games and party favors to your table and you’re all set!
Remember, if you want even more ideas of how to host a Galentine’s Day party, consult our Valentine’s Day Activities post! Speaking of ideas, if you need DIY valentines crafts, check out these easy DIY valentines, this adorable valentine box, or this paper heart wreath. Need valentines? We just released some brand new Harry Styles ones, along with these delicate doilies. And here’s a whole host of printable valentines from our shop! Oh, and here are two Valentine’s Day gift guides, one for men and one for women.