Valentine’s Day DIY: Burlap Heart Garland

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After taking down all of the Christmas decorations, I couldn’t help but feel that our house felt a little bare. This easy DIY garland for Valentine’s Day was just the extra love our home needed.

garland supplies

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An easy way to cut burlap is to pull the string out of where you want to make the cut. I used a 3.5″ x 5″ cardstock as a reference to make sure I ended up with even pieces. When using burlap garland like i did, make sure to cut the finished edges off first so that you can pull a piece of string out every 3.5 inches. I made 5 pieces for my garland.

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You should be able to see the gap from where the string was pulled out. All you have to do is cut straight down this gap.

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If you want your garland to last more than a season, it is a good idea to seal the edges with no fray fabric glue.

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Fold the piece of burlap in half. With the open edge towards you, picture a square on the bottom and cut diagonally through that square starting at the bottom corner.

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Fold a piece of card stock in half and sketch out a heart. Cut this out to create your stencil.

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Sponge on a paint color of your choice.

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Sprinkle on glitter in the same color as the paint.

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DSC_1771This step is optional. Lightly spray a coat of acrylic sealer on the glitter to prevent fall out and ensure maximum glitter adheres to the burlap.

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After letting the paint completely dry, use a glue gun to adhere the decorated pieces of burlap onto a piece of twine.

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Hang and enjoy!

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Comments

  1. I love the first image the most- it has beautiful light and very moody fieleng to it. I think you could try cropping it tighter, maybe square, without loosing the feel of the photograph.

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