Thursday, February 3, 2011

Heart Garland Tutorial




Audrey made this Valentine's heart garland and created a tutorial so you can make one too. In fact, hop over to her blog, Audrey's Reflection a little later today and you could even win some All My Heart goodies like she used to make it with by entering her giveaway.


Here is her tutorial...
1. To create TWO hearts, you need SEVEN 1”x12” pieces of paper. The instructions below are for creating one heart. Use your remaining pieces to create the 2nd one.

2. Cut FOUR of your 7 strips into 4” and 8” lengths. (This creates four 4” pieces and four 8” pieces.)

3. Cut the remaining 3 strips into 6” pieces, giving you 6, 6” pieces total.

4. Align 7 of your pieces in the following order (for one heart), 8”, 6”, 4”, 6”, 4”, 6”, 8” .


5. Using a quick dry glue, apply a thin line of adhesive to the bottom edge of the first 4 strips and glue them together, all facing the same direction.


6. For your remaining three strips, make sure they are facing OPPOSITE of your first four strips. Add these three to your other four strips. All 7 strips will now be glue together at the bottom.


7. Starting on the left side with the 8” strip, glue the top of the 8” strip to the top of the 6” strip next to it, and then glue these strips to the 4” strip.


8. Repeat on the right hand side, leaving the middle 6” strip unattached to either side.


9. Fold the tops of the glued strips in and curve them to make a heart shape. Glue to the center 6” strip, about 2” up from the bottom. Repeat on the other side.


10. You now have one complete heart! Use your remaining strips to make another one!

11. Punch a hole in the top of the center strip on each heart to thread some ribbon through. (Note: I ended up trimming the middle strip down to about 5 inches.) String your heart along some ribbon and hang to enjoy!


17 comments:

Scrapycandy said...

This is the nicest garland I have ever seen! Thank you!

Renee said...

My daughter will love helping me make this...thanks for sharing...adorable!

Jocelyn said...

Oh this is just awesome...LOVE!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank you so much for the tutorial..... I have to try it!!!

http://nancylempinen2.blogspot.com said...

So very precious, great job!

Arlene Camacho said...

wow, this is sooo gorgeous. TFS :)

I also wanted to share a layout I made using pretty SEI papers

http://teenyterrors.blogspot.com/2011/02/bad-days.html

fong33 said...

I love it! Thanks for the tutorial!

LG said...

so cute Lori!

Janet Z said...

Love this banner!!!

Carol Hartery said...

I just finished my first heart. I LOVE this garland. I LOVE this blog. I LOVE everything about SEI. Thank you so much for the ideas and for your fabulous products.

Laura said...

This is so absolutely adorable. I am busting out what's left of my With All My Heart stash, and making one just like this!!!! Thanks!

Andrea Amu said...

How super duper CUTE!

Marilyn said...

Absolutely adorable!

Olivia said...

Love this project, it's so sweet!

Julie Bonner said...

LOVE THIS AUDREY!!!! So adorable :)

Emily said...

absolutely darling! Definitely going to try it today ;)

amizan said...

awesome.....thanks for sharing....i have to try it.... :D

Mrs. S said...

Made these recently with a friend and loved how they turned out!!! Thank you so much!

 

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