Friday, February 1, 2013

Valentine's Paper Bag Garland

Hey folks!!  After I did some Valentine's decorating around the house last week, I realized that I did not have a bunting for this holiday!?!?  How can this be?  So, I put it down in my little notebook to make one.  Then I got this marvelous idea to make it out of brown paper doesn't get much easier than this.

brown paper lunch bags (5)
heart cookie cutter
red cardstock

So first, I traced some heart shapes on the red paper and cut them out...3 hearts to be exact.  I had this sparkly paper left over from some invitations I made for B's Wizard of Oz birthday party one year.

Next, I placed a heart on the paper bag, the side without the flap and measured up about how high I wanted the triangle to be (4 inches in my case).  Then drew a triangle and cut it out.

Using that first bag as a guide, I did the same steps on the other 4 bags (I also cut two bags at once to save time).

Then I hot glued a heart to 3 of the bags. If you are making this with a child, you could easily just use a glue stick.  My paper was super think, so hot glue worked fine.  But, with thinner paper, it might be better to use a glue stick anyway.

Next I laid out my bags alternating...plain bag, heart bag, plain bag, heart bag, etc.  I also laid the yarn I was using across the top.

Turning the bags over to the 'flap-side', I ran a line of hot glue and glue them to the yarn.  Leaving about 2 inches between each.

I always keep the yarn at either side extra long, it can always be cut shorter to fit where you want to hang it.  Once the hot glue dried, I just flipped the bags over and ta-da!!!

Using some command hooks, I hung this up over a dresser in our hallway.

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  2. Oh my goodness, how cute & easy is that? Thanks for linking up at my Pin Me Linky Party.

  3. What a great idea!
    This is Kelly stopping by from Smart School House to say thank you for sharing this with us at Whimsy Wednesday!

    Kelly from Smart School House