Day 12: Heart Garland with Lauren Darlings

It’s Day 12 in our series with Lauren from Lauren Darlings! If you haven’t checked out her blog before I highly recommend you do because Lauren has such a great sense of humor, I always find myself chuckling out loud when I read her posts. Not to mention, she shares some fabulous projects, like the one you are about to see today! 
Only two more days my friends until the BIG day. Although many of you have probably been celebrating your love over the weekend. Me, well we just made a temporary move from Alabama the beautiful to the sunny state of Florida. This is my first Valentines Day as a newlywed and I’m still stuck on what to get my sweetheart.

By the way, I’m Lauren from laurendarlings and I’m SO excited to be here today! 

We are newlyweds like I mentioned, and I’m trying to ease my husband into what it’s like having a woman around. Slowly…and not decorating in sudden movements. Little bits at a time. I have a shelf that I put up around Christmas and it changes with the seasons or big football games. 

A pretty big event happened for the state of Alabama about a month ago. They won the 2011 BCS Championship!! Well because I’m kinda nerdy awesome, I thought it would be fun to decorate a little for the big game. But before I did that I originally had this idea for Valentines day, then jumped the gun and used it in January instead of waiting a few weeks. Ooops. 
Enough about the who, when, where, why’s– what is it already

Here is a mini heart pillow garland. 

Felt – Pinks, Red, Purples for Vday
Baker’s Twine – something to string them on
I free handed a heart. It took a couple to turn out normal looking. There are probably several patterns online so maybe save the trouble and print a pattern. 

1). Cut two identical hearts from the felt.
2.) Begin stitching around the edge. 
3.) Leaving about an inch and a half fill your hearts.
4.) Finish stitching up and tie off thread. 

Make several in any color you want. I used Vday colors. This is 14 days of Love. =)

I then threaded a needle with embroidery floss. Secure them every couple of inches or however far apart you wish. then hang from you favorite place; on a mirror, mantle, or shelf. 

Then stare and admire the cuteness.  Did I mention that it’s really inexpensive too!

I think this would be cute with shamrocks (no way I would ever free-hand those), circles, like I used for The Game, stars, squares, or any shape you wish. 

Okay new friends, my time is up here but I surely enjoyed it. Stop by sometime and say hey, I’d love to have you. 

Thank you Taryn for having me. Now I have get to work on a last minute Valentine! 



Thanks Lauren for sharing such a great project for Valentine’s Day! There is still time to make it before the big day :)

Make sure to hop on over to Lauren’s blog and say hello, you can also find her on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest!



Taryn is the owner/editor of Design, Dining and Diapers, a lifestyle blog that focuses on DIY home decor, design, seasonal crafts, easy recipes and just being a mom! She is all about making things for less by upcycling thrift store finds and using what’s on hand. Taryn lives in the greater Seattle area with her husband, 3 year old daughter and 1 year old son.

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  1. says

    Love the heart garland. Found you via the Linky hop and have become your newest Linky follower. Look forward to reading your future posts. Hope you have a chance to visit and perhaps follow me back.

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