February is perfect for decorating with fancy heart wreaths, garland, and pink and red Valentine’s Day decorations.
If you spend a lot of time on Pinterest you’ll find lots of DIY ideas that leave you feeling a bit untalented. (At least that’s how I felt.)
Then my daughter and I came up with this beautiful rainbow heart garland.
This simple Valentine’s Day craft for kids looks gorgeous hanging from the windows. And, it’s easy enough for kids to make.
This simple heart craft is perfect for doing together as a family.
Why not create one of these for each window in your home? It would be a fun activity to do with the kids to celebrate 14 days of love.
How to Make Paper Heart Garland
Cut a 1 inch thick strip from the length of each color of paper. Be sure to use a thick construction paper or card stock for this craft. Very thin paper will collapse in on itself once your heart garland is hanging.
Fold each strip in half.
Then bend the edges of the strip in towards each other to form a heart.
Use clear tape to hold the edges together. You will need to put the tape up about and inch from the edge to keep the heart shape. You can also use glue, but then you will have to wait for it to dry before the next step.
Once all the hearts are formed, arrange them so the points of each heart alternate back and forth, from left to right, as shown in the picture below.
Use the hole punch to make two holes in each paper heart, diagonal from each other.
One hole should be at the top of the heart. The other hold should be at the bottom, near the paper heart’s point.
Rainbow Heart Garland
To create the rainbow affect, make one heart from each color of the rainbow and put them in order before punching your holes.
Tie a loop at the top of the yarn to hang your DIY Valentines decoration.
Then thread your yarn through the holes in the rainbow-colored hearts.
To secure it, you can tie a small bell or large bead at the bottom of the strand. Or, you can just tie a large knot to keep the hearts from slipping off.
When finished, hang your rainbow heart garland from the curtain rod or a wall hook to enjoy.
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Originally published January 21, 2016.