When I saw the Easiest Heart Garland. Evar. I thought to myself “Nooooooooooo! I have the easiest heart garland ever!” Like it’s third grade and the teacher just asked “Okay, who has the easiest heart garland ever, raise your hand?” and I was all jumping out of my seat about to pee my pants with both arms up screaming “MEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!”
But no, I’m a grown up. Not all of life is a contest. Thankfully. And I happen to really like the Made By Rae one.
And my idea has probably been done a million times before. I haven’t seen it out there, but I’m sure it lurks. But maybe it’s bunting, not garland. I’m too lazy to wiki/google it. Feel free to comment and clarify the difference for us, dear knowledgeable reader.
Anyway, here’s my version. You need:
Sewing machine, etc.
Tear sheets of wax paper. Any length you like. The longer you tear them, the more you make at a time.
Fold in half from factory edge to edge so that the torn ends meet.
Cut tissue paper hearts.
Stick ’em where you want ’em inside the fold. Some overlapping is a-ok.
Place the wax paper inside a wrap of paper towels. (Else you’ll have wax on your iron. Yuck.) Iron. Cool. Cool?
Trim into strips as you like. Adrianna doesn’t believe me when I tell her that cutting wax paper actually sharpens a trimmer like this. Please comment and tell her I’m not making that up!
Cut a few into heart shapes if you like.
Stitch to ribbon. Like this Christmas Valentine’s Day red ribbon that was procured at Hobby Lobby for 80% off. I folded it in half before stitching. I also trimmed the ends into tails of sorts so that I could tie a little knot.
Pin to your curtains or tie to curtain rods or tape to a window or string along a banister or…. hang most especially anywhere that light will shine through it.
Enjoy. (Sigh. Ooooohkay. Maybe this one isn’t the easiest. But it’s pretty easy.)