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Saturday, October 13, 2012

D.I.Y. Heart Garland

This heart garland was free to make and Amy and I created in under an hour for our dorm room. You could hang them in the window, a doorway, over your bed or just on a wall.  This project could work with any color or shape. You could even make little orange and gold leaves! I know you are probably already dying to make one for yourself. 
Here is how:

Paint Chip Samples 
Glue (if you want to glue backs onto them)
String or Yarn

1. Cut out a heart to use as a stencil. Then, trace it onto your paint chip sample.

2. Fit as many as you can onto one sheet.  

3. Fold in half and cut out the hearts.

Some of them even included the paint color names. I especially loved this little detail.

4. Admire your little hearts. We saved the little circle punch outs that came on the samples. After you are done admiring, sort the hearts into random piles. Since our garland hangs vertically at different lengths, some piles had more hearts than others. If you want to do one horizontal garland you don't have to sort them, just start taping. 

5. We cut random lengths of pink yarn and started taping the hearts on. Since we just hung ours against the wall, we didn't glue a back on. We did consider gluing newsprint onto the back for contrast, though.

Hang them and enjoy


  1. Love this idea, wanna go try it now!

    Thanks for visiting my blog!

  2. Awesome result! I need to make some of these to dress up my white walls :)

    1. Like I said, you can do any color scheme to match anything. Let me know how it turns out!

  3. Love your garland. Hearts are the best, so sweet!

    xo Lilly

  4. Very cute. I wish I would have done more decorating with my dorm room way back when. People do such cool things now! :)

  5. How cute is this! I want to make one and perhaps a wreath to match for my room. Thanks for sharing!

  6. This looks so great!!! You did a great job!

  7. Aww how fun! I love making stuff for free. I'd love to get a head start on Valentines decore so this is great! Thanks!

    - Sarah

  8. so cute and such an easy way to dress up your space.

    xo erica

  9. This is so cute! I love your blog!

  10. We used a die cutter for this for our gender reveal party. I felt so weird going into Home Depot and walking out without buying anything with about 50 of the big paint chips under my arm!

  11. This is so cute! I think I'll do it for a photo backdrop!


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