Padded Heart Valentine Garland

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My scrap bag is always full. Even though I made a Rag Wreath before Christmas, my pumpkin garland for Halloween and a Rag Rug last Autumn, I still have an awful lot of fabric scraps left. So, with the knowledge that Valentine’s Day is just around the corner I decided to make a Padded Heart Valentine Garland.

Padded Heart Valentine Garland

Padded Heart Valentine Garland

I had a good sort out of my scrap bag recently, and put all my red scraps to one side.

Padded Heart Valentine Garland - scraps

I used a Sizzix machine and die cutters to cut out heart shapes.

Padded Heart Valentine Garland - sizzix machine

Taking 2 matching heart shapes, I sewed them wrong sides together with a 1cm seam allowance. But leaving a small gap at one side.

Padded Heart Valentine Garland - sewing 1

Padded Heart Valentine Garland - gap for stuffing

I used some stuffing (some stuffing from an old pillow is my go-to material, but you can buy some like this). I pushed just enough stuffing in to gently pad out the heart, but not make it too full. And then sewed up the gap.

Padded Heart Valentine Garland - sewing gap

Finally, I used pinking shears to pink the edges of the heart. This gives it quite a cute shabby chic look.

My mantlepiece is about 1.4 metres, so I measured out 1.5 metres of braid. This braid is usually for piping and in bag making. I made 10 hearts in total, but then realised I would only need 7 of them to make the garland.

Padded Heart Valentine Garland - hearts made

I measured out where I would be placing the hearts at regular intervals on the braid, and sewed the hearts one by one onto the braid. And you have a finished padded heart valentine garland!

Padded Heart Valentine Garland - finished

Padded Heart Valentine Garland

Cute, easy to make and costs pennies! Why not pin me for later?

Padded Heart Valentine Garland

 

Do you trim up for Valentine’s Day? Fancy making a Padded Heart Valentine Garland? I’d love to hear your thoughts. Do comment below or find me on social media.

Enjoyed this? Why not also read my post on Padded Fabric Christmas Trees – with free template.

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30 Replies to “Padded Heart Valentine Garland”

    1. Jo Boyne says:

      Do post a picture and tag me when you do Karen, cannot wait to see it!

      Reply
  1. Ruth says:

    Aww, this is so cute! I actually think this is something you could use at Christmas, or keep up all year round!

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    1. Jo Boyne says:

      Thank you Ruth! Yes, it could be an all round decor, hearts are not just for Valentine’s!

      Reply
    1. Jo Boyne says:

      Some red and pink felt hearts hand sewn onto the braid would work perfectly! Thank you for reading.

      Reply
  2. Teresa says:

    I love it! I use my Sizzix a lot for this kind of projects. Actually, I had planned to do a felt heart garland last weekend (no padded) but I ended up not having time.
    Thank you for sharing at The Really Crafty Link Party this week. Pinned!

    Reply
  3. mainy says:

    I hadn’t thought of trimming up for valentines day before but I love the idea! I also like how you can make something so stunning for pennies. Really cute garland and shows how much you care. Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next time.
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    1. Jo Boyne says:

      Thank you. I just love getting to use all the fabric scraps that I never want to throw away!

      Reply
    1. Jo Boyne says:

      Thank you! Yes, I’m sure it could easily be made by hand too!

      Reply
    1. Jo Boyne says:

      I’m pretty sure it could easily be made by hand too. Thank you for reading.

      Reply
  4. Lana says:

    This is so cute! I love the step by step directions. Thanks for sharing. I am going to pin this for later! #KCACOLS

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    1. Jo Boyne says:

      I keep so many scraps even little bits, so it is great when I find a way of using them up.

      Reply
  5. Typical Mummy says:

    Aww this looks lovely, and a great way to use up all your red scraps. Great not just for Valentines but all year round too! #KCACOLS

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    1. Jo Boyne says:

      Thank you. Yes, I loved using up some of my smaller scraps with this.

      Reply
  6. Jennifer says:

    Oh my goodness this is so cute! I think this would also be very pretty on a Christmas Tree and I and going to pin this post so I can look at it in July when I start thinking about Christmas! LOL

    Thank you for sharing and for being so detailed in your instructions! #KCACOLS

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    1. Jo Boyne says:

      Thank you Jen. Yes, it may stay up a little longer…

      Reply

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