I think I’ve created a bit of a monster in Jenna. As soon as she heard that it would be Valentine’s Day soon, she immediately wanted to know when we were going to “do the decorations.” I didn’t want to disappoint, so this weekend we did just that – the decorations. I suppose it’s not February 1st, but at our house, we’ve officially kicked off the Valentine season.
As far as decorations go, we’ve added a series of hanging heart strands to our kitchen eating area. Here’s how I made them:
I started by making a batch of 27 paper hearts, each identical in size (about 4 inches in height).
Next I took 2 paper hearts and glued half of 1 heart to half of the other heart.
I glued a third heart to the first 2, again only glueing half of the heart.
I cut a piece of string approximately 4 feet long and place one end of the string along the seam of the unglued sides of the hearts.
I glued the final 2 sides of hearts together, forming a 3-dimensional heart.
I created another 3-dimensional heart, and attached it to the string approximately 4 inches above the first heart. I repeated this until I had 3 hearts per strand and made 3 strands total.
I attached the strands to our kitchen eating area, but you could also hang them from the ceiling.