Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Canvas Heart Garland

I am so excited to share this post with y'all.  (Okay I wrote y'all and I am from Wisconsin, but living in Virginia, and being married to a man from Mississippi definately has a way of changing one's speach.)  I thought about writing you, but if I was talking to you, I would have said y'all.....so there you go....


As y'all know I am working on my mudroom, and it is almost finished.  The painting is done....and I am waiting for my contractor to help me with a couple of projects before I can show you the finished product. 


So I started decorating for Valentine's Day....hope you enjoy!


Heart Garland, and Canvas Wreath

I used a heavy linen for my hearts.  I cut two identical hearts, and sewed them together, leave an opening so you can stuff it with a poly fill.  Sew the opening closed.  I sewed a little ribbon hanger at the top of each heart.  Finally I put my hearts in the washing machine...easiest way to fringe the edges.

The garland and wreath on the wall were made from torn pieces of painters canvas drop cloths. You can purchase these at any hardware store.  For the wreath, I used a metal wreath form, and for the garland I cut a clothes line to my desired length.  Rip 1" wide strips from end to end from you canvas.  Then cut so your strips are appoximately 1" wide by 8" long.  Tie the canvas strip to the wreath form or line.  Repeat a million more times!  It is easy, but monotomous.


Happy Decorating!
Rebekah
p.s. my hearts are two different sizes....





11 comments:

  1. Absolutely darling!! I love how this came out! I host a party at my blog on the weekend if you would like to come share sometime!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, we can't wait to check you out. By the way my friend used to own the "What about Bob" lake house. The movie was filmed here at Smith Mountain Lake

      Delete
  2. Love your garland! The hearts are great, did it take a long time to string the garland?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It took me about an hour and a half to make the garland. I think I could have made it faster if I had not been chatting with a couple of my friends, and eating lunch....

      Delete
  3. I really love your garland and wreath!! Pinning for all the world to see!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Such a fun idea! Love the texture - and neutral color. Kind of a nice switch from traditional pink and red.

    ReplyDelete
  5. I love the white hearts, Valentine's doesn't mean it has to be red.

    ReplyDelete
  6. This is so beautiful! I love your choice of clolrs and texture! We wouold LOVE for you to link up to our "Uncommonly Yours" link party! ;)

    www.uncommondesignsonline.com

    ReplyDelete
  7. Very cute, it was worth the monotony and time! Visiting from Freckled laundry.

    ReplyDelete
  8. I adore your garland! So soooo cute! I am thinking I might just have to make a shamrock garland like this! Thank you so much for the inspiration and for linking up!!!
    Jaime from crafty scrappy happy

    ReplyDelete

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
 
Blog Design by Sweet Simplicity