My heart is filled with pure love and lust when it comes to these little Valentine's-Day-inspired garlands. After I made these three easy DIY garlands, they of course were immediately hung on my mantel. And, you guys, I am pretty sure my mantel is having an identity crisis. She (yes my mantel is a she because mantel sounds masculine and I am a feminist so I like to defy stereotypes like a little rebel) was all "Yea I'm a fall mantel!" and then a month later she's like "Wa-who I'm a Christmas mantel" and I think at this point she's just hoping to find her true mantel self and settle down. But not just yet...Not until after the big Love day can that happen. You must endure at least one more arrangement of garlands and sparkle and poms, my dearest mantel. At least until next Halloween and then the crazy starts all over again! So without further adieu, may I present to you my three takes on V-day garland (and believe me I had to restrain myself to not make many more).
Sparkle Ball Garland:
- Glittered Styrofoam balls
- Quilting thread
This little garland was a darling for sure. And a very affordable option for spicing up this spicy holiday without spending a whole bunch! I purchased these pre-glittered Styrofoam balls at a local craft store, along with the sting and needle.
1| String the needle with your quilting thread and tie a small knot
2| String on the Glitter Styrofoam balls one at a time. I didn't sting them in an exact pattern but you certainly could if you are feeling particularly OCD ;).
3| Cut off the needle and the string at the end
4| Hang the garland! I used tape to hang mine...real fancy to be sure.
- Pink sparkle poms...or really any pom that you want
- Quilting thread
1| Copy all steps from the Glittered Styrofoam Garland above!
Martha-Stewart-inspired Doily Garland:
- Mini paper doilies (oooo I love them soooo much) found in the baking isle
- White yarn...but feel free to venture into pink or red yarn, you wild thing, you.
2| Then fold it in half again
3| Now unfold that same doily (the folds in the doily give it a little fluff that really makes the garland)
4| String that needle with your yarn
5| And then string your unfolded doily!
6| Repeat the folding and unfolding and stringing with all your paper doilies
Final Step...Deck the mantel!