Valentines Day Craft DIY Garland

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Valentines Day Craft DIY Garland Craft for Kids

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This Valentines Day Craft DIY Garland is a fun and easy activity for kids.  It’s very easy to do and involves using recycled materials.  I always seem to work that in my crafty projects! I also have a love for making paper heart crafts like these:

Paper Heart Craft Ideas

This was another one of those quick crafts that I made with items I already had.  My daughter and I always try to think of projects to do during the day and she had a blast helping me.

Here’s a video you might like on one of my Valentine paper crafts where I made a heart shaped box:

Time: 30 Minutes


This materials list includes some affiliate links for products I use and recommend.

  • Paper scraps (I used pink and red)
  • Old book pages from a damaged book
  • Paper cutter or scissors (preferably a paper cutter because it would be a pain to cut all those strips!)
  • Double sided tape
  • Felt (I had felt craft birds from the dollar bin at Michael’s Craft Store)
  • Ribbon
  • Hot glue

Making the Garland

We cut several strips of paper and book pages into one inch wide strips in three different lengths with a paper cutter.  They were about 6”, 7” and 8”. They do not need to be perfect.
Fold each strip in half.

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Next, using a small narrow piece of double sided tape, bend the curve of the heart in and tape the ends together.

It will naturally form the perfect heart shape.

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We decided to layer the large (red) and small hearts (book pages), attaching with double sided tape.  If you have a damaged book, instead of throwing it away, keep it for craft projects like these.

Tip: Double sided tape is the easiest way to make these but you can also use white glue.

Using a hot glue gun, I glued a small felt bird with a gemstone eye to the tip of the heart.  If you can’t find felt craft birds, you can always cut and make them yourself with a simple bird silhouette and felt.

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We punched a hole in the last two hearts, and tied ribbon to it.

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We attached the hearts together with tape and voila!   You have a whimsical recycled heart Valentine’s Day banner. The banner is fragile, but it will hold up for a month or longer.

This is fun and simple banner to decorate a mantel, or room, and even a classroom.

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