So this was totally a spontaneous DIY for Valentine’s Day. My friend Brittany and I were having a wine and craft night. Those are the best nights, if you ask me. We were in the midst of making tons of pom poms for another project and it occurred to me that I’ve become a tad obsessed with garlands. I just love them! But I need a little variety. So while I was going to make a paper heart garland, I decided it would be more fun to have something cascading…a chandelier if you will. I just happened to have gotten an embroidery hoop at the craft store…and both yarn and card stock were in front of us. It was meant to be. It took some time but the end result is super adorable and not to mention cheap. Here’s how we did it…
For the top:
Take the inside wooden ring of an embroidery hoop and wrap it with white (or desired color) yarn, tying a knot at the end. Then take three pieces of yarn of the same length and tie knots around the hoops with one knotted loop at the top for hanging.
For the hearts:
1. Using heart templates and card stock, cut out many pairs of different sized paper hearts. We used a total of 100 hearts, all different sizes (about 28 hearts for the longest strand and 20 hearts for the shortest).
2. Fold the hearts in half length-wise.
3. Tape two folded hearts of the same size back-to-back so you can see a full heart from two angles (see above). Tape a long piece of twine along the creases of one of the taped hearts in a line. I randomly placed different colors (pink & red) and sizes of hearts. (You could also use glue – I just thought tape was faster and you don’t notice it with a matte tape.)
4. Tie the strands of baker’s twine hearts evenly spaced around the yarn-wrapped embroidery hoop.
5. Hang and enjoy! ♥
Easy, right? This would probably look even better with more strands of hearts, if you have the time & patience! I just love how it turned out and it makes for a happy, love-filled corner!