Monday, February 6, 2012

Valentine Garland Project

I usually don't make Valentine's Day projects.  No particular reason - I just don't.  Today, I decided I wanted to try something different and made this easy garland. (Maybe it has something to do with the full moon.  Who knows.)

I purchased paper heart doilies at my local store where everything is a dollar.  They were really bright white so I "toasted" them in the oven on a cookie sheet.  It only takes about 2 minutes at 400 degrees.  Don't walk away or they could catch fire - you know - they are paper!  It makes them look like they are ages old.  Nice and creamy.

Then I tore some pages from an old dictionary to create the printed heart.  I fed the pages through my printer to print letters directly on the dictionary pages.  Make sure the page edges are even and not ragged so they don't get jammed or feed into the printer all crooked and "wee-wah".

After printing the letters on each page, cut the pages into hearts centering the letter in the middle of the heart.  Apply white glue to the center of the doily with a brush and stick the printed heart on it.  Smooth out any bubbles. The doilies I chose had a smooth paper heart shape in the center which determined the size and placement of the printed heart.

I glued the doilies onto a length of ribbon and voila - a sweet valentine greeting!

You could try this with red or pink hearts and skip the oven toasting step. 
Even easier!  Give it a try and happy creating.

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Unknown said...

Sounds simple enough and it looks great! Nicely done and love the tidbit about using toasted paper. lol Never heard of that one before. It looks very pretty displayed like you have it.


very merry vintage style said...

Fabulous ideas here. Wish I lived closer to your sale. I pinned some of your cakes & other goodies. Stop by and link up if you have time.

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