10-minute Simple Valentines Day Heart Garland

A super easy heart garland that you can make with just a couple supplies in about 10 minutes! So cute hung on your mantel, hutch or wherever you want a pop of color ๐Ÿ’—

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There's just something about the winter months that makes me feel like crafting! I think once the rush and busyness of Christmas is over, and the days settle down, it's nice to make something new (and a nice distraction if your weather is bad).

Are you the same way?

Over the next several weeks, I'll be sharing some easy crafts I've been working on to brighten my home during the often dreary days of winter. If you missed it, I shared a DIY wreath made with vintage Valentines a few days ago, and it turned out soooo cute ๐Ÿ’— My friends and I recently shared creative ways to style a Valentines cloche.

Click here to see all my Valentines projects

Today is a super easy Valentines Day garland. You can make this as long or as short as you want, depending on where you choose to hang it. Mine is just three pieces long but it adds charm and a pop of color to my chippy door.

You'll need just a few simple supplies to make this garland. If you're a crafter like me, no doubt you have most if not all of these items already.


I bought a set of these small drawstring bags when I was heavily into Christmas crafting. I used them to make a vintage inspired advent calendar but I only used 25 of the 50 bags. This Valentines garland is a great way to use up more of the bags, and I'm hoping to use more to make lavender sachets. There are so many ways to use them, I'm sure you can think of a few!

How to make a simple heart garland

Start by making your own heart stencil. Simply fold a piece of cardstock in half and cut out half a heart freehand. I made mine long and skinny. Just make sure it will fit on the fronts of your cotton bags (and save that heart you cut out for something else!).

Next you'll cut a small piece of cardboard that will fit inside the bag. This is to keep the paint from bleeding through to the other side.

Center the heart stencil on one of the bags. You can tape it to better hold it in place, but I just used my fingers.

Dip your stencil brush in the paint and dab a little off. Start from the paper stencil and pounce the paint towards the middle of the heart. This will give you clean lines and prevent paint from bleeding under the edge.

Do this for all the bags you want to include in your garland, and then set them aside to dry.

To hang the garland, I simply strung a length of jute twine across my door and tied each end to a tiny Command decorating clip. Two clothespins clipped the bags onto the twine, just like laundry, lol!

I really love the pop of red against the chippy white door! It's dramatic but simple at the same time. I set my easy no sew XO pillow on a nearby chair. I've since hung my vintage Valentines wreath above the garland and it is the perfect finishing touch!

I love a simple craft that you can do it about 10 minutes!

And in case you're wondering what I did with the cutout heart from my stencil, I just propped it up on this adorable picture of my boys when they were little. I think they were giving each other nose kisses in this picture, how sweet ๐Ÿ‘ผ๐Ÿ’— and I'm so glad I captured it because in about 2 seconds they were ๐Ÿ’ฉ๐Ÿ‘น๐Ÿ’ฉ back to their usual antics again!

Other ideas to decorate with the heart bags

  • use them as silverware pouches as I did on my casual Valentines breakfast table
  • fill with candies or other small gifts
  • insert a narrow candle or mason jar
  • add a Valentine and lollipop for gifting

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vintage chippy white door with heart garland for Valentines Day decor
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