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With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, a lot of us are going to be spending the evening at home this year. Will you be trimming up to spend a romantic evening at home? Then here is a lovely cheap and easy craft way of making the perfect decoration for your Valentine’s Day mantle. Here is how to make a 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.
Taking 2 matching heart shapes, I sewed them wrong sides together with a 1cm seam allowance. But leaving a small gap at one side. I used a machine, but you can do this by hand.
I used some stuffing (some stuffing from an old pillow is my go-to material, but you can buy some like this). Then I pushed just enough stuffing in to gently pad out the heart, but not make it too full. And then sewed up the 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.
I measured out where I would be placing the hearts at regular intervals on the braid, and hand sewed the hearts one by one onto the braid. And you have a finished padded heart valentine garland!
Cute, easy to make and costs pennies!
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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