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

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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 hand sewed the hearts one by one onto the braid. And you have a finished padded heart valentine garland!

Padded Heart Valentine Garland - finished

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

Padded Heart Valentine Garland - this pretty decor perfect for Valentine's day is really easy to make from fabric scraps. Find out in this tutorial how to make one for yourself. #valentinesday #valentinedecor #valentinegarland #heartdecor #valentinecrafts #valentinesdaydecorations #valentinedaycrafts #valentinedecorations #fabricscraps #heartcrafts #heartart

 

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.

Find out here how to make a Spring bunny garland.

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

And please do share or pin this post for later

Padded Heart Valentine Garland - this pretty decor perfect for Valentine's day is really easy to make from fabric scraps. Find out in this tutorial how to make one for yourself. #valentinesday #valentinedecor #valentinegarland #heartdecor #valentinecrafts #valentinesdaydecorations #valentinedaycrafts #valentinedecorations #fabricscraps #heartcrafts #heartart

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32 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!

    Reply
    1. Jo Boyne says:

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

      Reply
  2. Sheila says:

    I am not a seamstress but I think I could do something like this. Or pink some red and pink felt. Thanks for the simple directions and photos. I am a visual learner so that’s important to me. #KCACOLS

    Reply
    1. Jo Boyne says:

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

      Reply
  3. 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
    1. Jo Boyne says:

      Thank you for reading and your lovely comment!

      Reply
  4. April J Harris says:

    This is such a pretty decoration, Jo, and what a great way to use up fabric scraps as well! Pinning, and sharing on the H&S Facebook page. Thank you for sharing, and for being a part of the Hearth and Soul Link Party. Hope your week is going well.

    Reply
    1. Jo Boyne says:

      Thank you! I always need to use my fabric scraps!

      Reply
  5. 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
  6. Jenna - Northernbird84 says:

    That is so sweet and looks lovely. I don’t have a machine but I think I could make this by hand. Thank you for sharing #KCACOLS

    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
  7. 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
  8. 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

    Reply
    1. Jo Boyne says:

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

      Reply
  9. 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

    Reply
    1. Jo Boyne says:

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

      Reply

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