For my next GHU52 project, I decided to get into the lovey-dovey spirit of Valentine's Day. While I'm not the biggest fan of the holiday, I thought a few cute little decorations might be nice to brighten things up. Inspired by my ever growing bin of scrap felt, I decided to make a garland to line the mantel of our fireplace.
- Felt of various colors
- Baker's twine (mine was by Doodlebug)
I pulled the pink, white, grey and red scraps from my bin and got to work cutting hearts of various sizes. I wanted my finished piece to have a handmade feel so I freehand cut each heart so no two would be alike.Once my hearts were cut I let them sit a few days to determine how I wanted to join them. Initially, I was going to machine stitch them, as I have on previous garlands. But, I wanted something different, so I turned to Pinterest (of course!) to help me out. After a little browsing my browsing, I found this project from the Oopsey Daisy blog. The hand stitching stole my heart. So, away I stitched.
And finally, ended up with this pretty garland. I love the way the reds in the garland play off the red in the hoop art and poster. It really adds a pop of color to the neutral colors on the wall and tile. The texture of the felt also lends some warmth to the area.
I'm so delighted with the results, I think I just might whip up another Valentine's Day project! Do you decorate your home for Valentine's Day?
The Green Horned Unicorn Project 52 (GHU52) is a personal challenge to create, photograph & post 52 craft projects in 2012. You can read more about in this post.