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Paper heart garland

I’m headed to a wedding this weekend. Is it just me, or is everyone getting married this weekend? I wanted to share a little project I made to decorate my bff bride’s pre-marriage party. I was inspired by this paper heart garland, even though I haven’t gone for the whole garland thing (I do like birds, though!). I don’t get the newspaper but I do get Cosmo–typing that made me feel like a terrible person–so I decided to cut up old magazines to make my garland. You can see the results here:

Heart garland made from cut out magazines and zig-zagged on a sewing machine.

 

 

Paper hearts are surprisingly easy to sew on a sewing machine. I used a zig-zag stitch, kept the needle going on medium speed, and just pushed each one through. It was fun to pick out the next heart and try not to get a dozen orange ones in a row or a bunch all the same size right next to each other.

close up of zig-zagged magazine heart

 

To transport the garland to MO, I wound the hearts around an empty toilet paper roll. Piece o’cake!

magazine heart garland wound around empty toilet paper roll

 

I’m going to hang them up in the doorway or around the table like you would streamers, but it would be fun to hang them down in a doorway like a 60s beaded curtain, too!

 

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