This is a simple little project my Mom and I came up when trying to figure out what to do with the leftover hearts from my Fabric Hanging Heart Garland. I realize that the instructions may be a bit basic as it is easy enough to look at the garland to figure it out. But I thought it would help to explain how I did it.
- Stiff fabric (using this technique) or heavyweight, decorative paper
- Small paper punch
- Heart paper punch (necessary if you can't cut your hearts freehand)
- Thin twine or string (smaller in diameter than your small paper punch)
- Magnetic tape or thin, self-adhesive magnets
Punch the desired number of hearts out using you heart paper punch. You can use the old-school technique of folding your paper and cutting your hearts, too.
Use a small paper punch to punch a hole on each side of the heart.
Cut a length of twine or string long enough for you to feel comfortable tying a shoelace bow (I used about 2 1/2 inches). Cut 7 pieces for a 6-heart garland - this includes one piece for between each heart set and the ends.
Tie a shoelace bow (as in how you tie your shoes) with your twine/string to connect each heart to the next. Do not overlap the hearts, rather set them side-by-side. Trim the extra twine/string. Tie a bow on each end of the ending hearts.
Cut a small square of magnetic tape and attach to each end heart. This allows the middle hearts to hang nicely.
Attach to your refrigerator or file cabinet or another fine, magnetic surface.