Saturday, February 6, 2010

Super Cheap Valentine's Garland

I dont really do much for Valentine's Day (the holiday itself or decorating for it). Our birthday (yes our, hubby and I have the same birthday!) is 5 days later, and well, I just dont really have much for decorations. But I decided to make a few this year. I already shared my glittery hearts and glass block, but I just finished up something else last night. This super easy, super cheap heart garland!


This couldnt be easier! Just take old magazines you have and wish to part with. Browse through and look for anything red or pink, and then just punch them out! I did not have a punch, so I made a template and cut them out. I mounted them on cardstock for stability. I punched a small hole in each side, and threaded them onto yarn. Didnt cost a thing! But I think it turned out pretty cute.



Pardon the lighting in this picture. This is my hallway, so there isnt any natural light.







I managed to hit a couple sales this morning, found a few good things. Hopefully I'll get to sharing those soon. I hope you have a great weekend!


Im adding this to Make it for Monday over at Cottage Instincts, I Made it Without My Hubby at Shanty2Chic and Shop the House Sunday at Finesse Your Nest!

18 comments:

Kim said...

Very cool !!!!!! What a great idea for those old magazines.

Kim's Treasures said...

Your garland is super cute! Maybe I should use this idea for my daughter's bridal shower...only using the color orange.

Anny said...

Aww cuteness :)

Its also cool that you guys share the same birthday - I commend you both for keeping things simpler for your families *serious nod*

*giggle*

Heidi said...

Wendy, that is brilliant! Seriously, what a super idea for reusing old magazines and making something cute in the process. You could make these for any color scheme. I think this would be a great craft to do with your kids because they can help you look for the right color. I don't have a die cut of a heart but I do have a scalloped circle that would make a cute garland too. I LOVE it!!

Paula said...

You were very resourceful to think of using magazine photos for your garland. It is really cute and when you pull it out from year to year, you'll be glad you spent the time making it.

Pam @ bibbidi-bobbidi-beautiful said...

That turned out so cute!

Cha Cha said...

What a super cute garland and I love the mirror behind it. You did a great job, thanks for sharing.

Cha Cha

Tara Beaulieu said...

Wow, this IS a really great idea- and super cute too! I love the heart with all the colored pencils on it- I think that's my favorite. Thanks for sharing!

Lindsey @ Better After said...

You have been featured on my blog today! Thanks Wendy!

alissa said...

Hi Wendy - Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and becoming a follower - I really appreciate it!

Love your heart garland - so simple and cute!

Stacey Michals said...

what a fun idea! very cute!

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

I loved that you used magazines - how cool is that?

Jamielyn said...

Great way to recycle! Very cute!

Kendall at Finesse Your Nest said...

So CUTE! I love all the different places you hung it too! Thanks for linking up to my party.

Heidi said...

PS--I think you ought to submit this to The Crafty Crow blog!

Lori said...

The heart garland turned out great... thanks for your sweet comments.

i have a party on Thursday's and would love for you to join in the fun!

Cat said...

Love the Garland- very cute. I could totally make this. Thanks for the idea!

Kelly Muys Wood said...

This is super cute. And you can't beat the price tag!

Kelly

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