I’m keeping my itchy, splotchy hands busy making Valentine’s décor to keep love on the mind here at our house.
As I’ve been doing a bit of New Year cleaning and organizing, I came across a stash of old thrift store books that aren’t being used in the house because they’re fire engine red, which doesn’t really go with my taste and style right now. So instead, I’m using their old and dusty pages to make all sorts of fun things. Books pages have endless crafting possibilities!
Most recently I got together with my friend Ronalin and we made this great dimensional heart garland to hang in the house. I cut out hundreds of hearts, stacking 5 or 6 pages at a time to make it go much faster. We then folded all the hearts in half and stacked two on top of each other and ran them through her sewing machine.
The trick to getting that space between each heart? Run an extra strip of paper through the sewing machine in that spot. Then when your done just rip that piece of paper away. It’s super easy to do since the sewing machine has already perforated it for you!
I paired my garland with my favorite glittery string of beads which I tend to repurpose for just about every season. It is hanging happily from the mantle now and catches a little breeze occasionally when somebody walks by, causing hearts to flutter.
Isn’t that a great description of love? Hearts a flutter!