Tuesday, January 17, 2012

DIY Heart Bunting

I got the stomach flu last week! The worst kind..2 am to 8 am. Isn't being sick so much yuckier in the middle of the night? Man, it was so gnarly and almost took me the rest of week to recover from. Bleh.

Anywho, I knew my recovery was almost complete when I felt up to making this sweet little number.
Heart Bunting!
I have some sticks that we as a family gathered one walk during the summer. I was looking for the perfect two sticks for another project {not quite completed...it was right before Theo worked his way out into the world, and I haven't picked it up again...yet}. During our hunt, some other sticks made their way into our stroller. So I put them into a glass vase and onto our cabinet. There they are in the bottom left of this winter decor picture...

When decided how to decorate them for next month, I immediately thought "bunting!" I've been wanting to try making one and welp, we have no parties in the near future for me. So it'll have to be for Valentine's Day then!

mini heart templates 
{I used some of my mom's scrapbook paper that had tiny hearts and cut two out. you could just free hand it}
red cardstock paper
baker's twine in red/white {I get mine here}
glue dots or some other adhesive {double sided tape, glue stick, rolled tape, etc}

Figure out the distance you want your bunting and tie off the twine on both sticks

Trace your hearts with the tops touching and cut them out. Then fold along the top.

Put hearts on twine to get spacing.

Add glue dots to one side and press together. Voila! You've got yourself a pretty little garland.
Totally doable, right?!


Kelley @ TheGrantLife.com said...

Hi! Visiting from tt&j. This is soooo stinkin cute! I love everything about it. The twine and the branches and of course the hearts. Very lovely :)

Also.. I would love for you to link these up to my Friday party if you get a chance!

Nori said...

Wow! Thank you for linking to my Etsy shop! You are too sweet and your project is too cute!!! :o)