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Heart Garland

January 29

Inspired by Tif, I sat down Saturday morning with a pile of card stock and started cutting hearts.  I used a little patterned paper and a lot of off white.  I tried to stick to three sizes and I cut them all free form.  I sewed them together with the sewing machine and hung them with some masking tape.  Easy.  Cutting took the longest amount of time and I still have a good number of hearts left over for more garland.  I love that they are festive but not over the top Valentine's decorations.  And seeing them makes me smile - especially good on a rainy February day.


I've updated the blog design - long, long overdue! A great huge thanks to Rachel and Tracy for their help.  I couldn't have done it without you! Some photos on the tutorial page are missing - those will be here by week's end. In the meantime, the links should all work. If you find an error, please let me know so I can fix it right away. Thanks!


rachel | buttons magee

The blog looks awesome Erin! And really, my friend, anytime I can help. :)

I think these are going to be part of our snow day activity today.
xo, rach


The new design looks so good! And what a perfect photo for your banner.

I might need to make your heart garlands for a certain little girl whose birthday is on Valentine's Day.


Beautiful garland. I've been working on crochet heart garlands, but I think a few paper ones would be great around here too.


Oh, to have rain!
Lovely garland.


the garland is so cute! and i love the new design- it looks great!


Love these heart garlands.


That garland is so sweet! And I'm loving the new blog design!

Mary-- The Yellow Door Paperie

Beautiful garland. It is just the right amount of valentine! I love it!


We are making a heart garland today to hang in the windows as well! Too sweet.


We have made/are making more them with fabric scraps from my current quilt and the wax paper crayon shavings. Love the the blog design.


i love the garland and the blog looks fantastic!!!


Oh, I love your new header, and, the valentine project! :-)

Alicia A.

The blog looks great, Erin! and the garland is so stinkin' cute. I want to do a little something for valentines day before the weekend. (painting N's playroom dormer today, so that takes priority!)


Sarah Jackson

Love the new design! Mine is long overdue, but it's near the bottom of a very long to-do list. I'll just enjoy yours for now. :)


Two great new looks: the blog and the hearts. :-)

Sarah Jane

The blog and the garland look awesome!

Indiana Lori

Love it! I love your new header picture as well. I helped my daughter do something similar last year for her "100" day at school. But we punched our 100 hearts! I'm gutless.

Maybe my girls and I should do something similar while we wait out the ice storm!


the blog looks fantastic Erin!!


I have been seeing heart garlands popping up all over lately...I love how simple and pretty they are! Yours is beautiful! :)


Fantastic new design, Erin!


Love the new layout Erin! It looks great!


Oh, how festive!


I love those. Putting them on the list of things to do.

Chara Michele

Your blog looks fabulous :) What a cute little project!


the blog looks FAB!


oh! love the new look.
so erin! xx


the new design is lovely, as are the hearts. i just got my own .com (actually, it was a gift. how sweet is that?!), and i have absolutely no idea what to do with it! erin, you *almost* inspired me enough to exercise more (um, i mean 'at all'; i'm not kidding anyone here). maybe i will be sufficiently inspired to figure out this .com thing!


Ca-ute garland! I'm snowed in today and this would be a great project. And the new blog design looks great.


I really like the new blog design, clean and fresh. The garland is great.


now you've inspired me. I was stuck in the horizontal garland mindset, but I like your vertical ones much better. lovely! PS really like the criss cross green in the margins of the new blog!

Denice (inkstitch)

Love the garland, love the design!

Belated comment: I have been thinking so much about your community post. It's one of those that really stuck with me (and even inspired my own post). Just wanted to say thanks for sharing it. It hit a cord.


I got the snow day I was wishing for today, and my son and I made these. Thanks for the idea! http://twentytwopleasant.blogspot.com/2011/02/hearts.html


Love the new look! Love the heart garland, and I love the pic at the top of the blog! There is nothing like the feeling of new snow and sleds ready to rock!

Kellie Blossom

I just fell in love! What a great idea and I love that it isn't garishly pink and red. I LOVE this project

miss chris

Love the new blog design and the garland. I think we will be making one today too... a little messier perhaps. I'm going to have little helps.
(blog redesign is something I've had on my list for a while. Seems like I've lost touch with css code somewhere along the way and mess it up every time I try. Sheesh.) xo


CUTE garlands! I've been wanting to make a garland out of old Valentine cards--I think you have inspired me!


yay! it looks great! I've been anxiously waiting to see how the new design turned out. it is so you! :) xo.

Lisa Clarke

Loving the heart garland! I wonder if that would fly in my very boy-centric house? :-)

Congrats on the new blog design. A little online redecorating feels good from time to time, I think! I love re-thinking my space from time to time - it keeps things fresh and interesting.


They're perfect. I got the stuff out this year and then got too lazy to put it up.

Jen ~ a view from a brown dog

Hi Erin
I loved this so much, thank you. I linked you on a post of mine today if you rather i didn't let me know and i will remove it. Thanks again and have a great weekend!


I made a bunch of these too! I think they're the "must make" decoration this year!

Erin | house on hill road

Thanks Jen! It's a fun project, isn't it?




Lovely - and achievable - project! I hope you don't mind that I 'pinned' it on my Pinterest board as inspiration....

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