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December 8, 2022

String My Heart Along


HeartGarlandA Valentine’s Day Special: Craft 3

Here’s a craft for kids that is simple, fun and helps decorate your home for Valentine’s Day. String My Heart Along is a garland that you can hang just about anywhere — mantles, doorways, candlestick to candlestick, etc.


What You Need
Red or Pink Felt (or both)
Thin White Ribbon

What You Do

  1. Cut out a square out of the felt in any size you want, but not too big.
  2. Fold the square in half and cut out a heart like you would if you were using paper.
  3. Now, take your scissors and cut a 1/8″ vertical line about 1/4″ in from the top point of one side of the the heart and again on the other side — leaving two slots at the top of the heart.
  4. Cut a piece of white ribbon long enough to hang where you are going to place it.
  5. Slide the ribbon through the slots along the top of the heart.
  6. Repeat steps 1 – 3 with hearts varying in sizes and enough to fill the length of your ribbon.

Now, your String My Heart Along garland is ready to be hung.

About the Author

Kiera Ashford

Kiera Ashford is the Managing Editor of Cincinnati Family Magazine, and a mother of two.