heart garland for valentines day
tea party and snacks
Every month or so I get together with a few of my favorite ladies to gossip and do some sort of fun project or activity. This month my cousin, Kelley, hosted the cutest Valentine’s tea party for us all, and we made a few Valentine’s Day crafts including this adorable heart card banner.
heart cards in various numbers

I started by collecting all of the heart cards in my deck and giving them a light wash of Antique Mod Podge to take away a bit of the shockingly bright whiteness.

heart cards with holes punched through them

After the cards were dry, I hole punched them and strung them on a 7′ length of red and white baker’s twine. I cut around fifty 3/4″x12″ strips of fabric and tied them to the baker’s twine between each card.

stringing heart card garland with cut pink ribbons

I had originally intended to tie three pieces of fabric between each card, but it made my garland too long, so I used three at each end and two between each card.

tying ribbons into a bow for easy valentines day garland

This knot is the trick to getting both of the fabric tails to lay flat and in a downward position.

valentines day heart garland

So cute! Buuut…do you know what’s even cuter than a Valentine’s Day heart card garland?

quick and easy valentines day decoration garland

TWO Valentine’s Day heart card garlands! I used two decks of cards with different heart patterns, and I love the way they look together.

diy valentines day decorations on mantel

They look so sweet up on my mantle. This is the first year that I’ve really done a Valentine themed mantle, and I’m totally loving it. Not sure why I never did this before!

letters spelling LOVE in window pane

I cut L-O-V-E out of scrapbook paper and used a washable glue stick to adhere them to the glass in my vintage window frame. The heart garland was crocheted by a friend of mine a few years ago.

valentine day decorations displayed on fireplace mantel

The metal ampersand that received the glitter treatment last week now has a seasonal glittery heart tattoo of its own. Of course I had to throw one of my Katie Daisy prints into the mix too.

cute LOVE window sign and hanging garland

So. In. Love. This is the most pink that this house full of boys has ever seen, and I like it!

heart drawn on chalkboard with gilded feathers and vase

Gilded feathers placed on the chalkboard by one of my boys tops it all off. I almost wish that we had longer until Valentine’s Day so that I could keep enjoying all of these hearts and girly pink even longer!

signature of Heidi from Happiness is Homemade craft blog
Valentine's Day Heart Playing Cards Banner Garland

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  1. Where did you get the. Deck of -cards for the first Garland?? With the top Garland.
    I’m a big bridge player I teach bridge I love how are you did your fireplace it’s absolutely over-the-top gorgeous
    I would appreciate if you told me how you made the deck of cards with the smaller hearts on them

    1. I picked those cards up in-person at a shop several years ago, and I have been searching ever since for a similar style to recommend because everyone always loves them, but unfortunately, I haven’t been able to find anything quite like them! Sorry!

  2. So pretty. My grandsons love decorating for the holidays! We’re going to make this together. Bonus: We can talk about the numbers and count the hearts as we create, playing with math at the same time.

  3. I just had to pop in and say I think your blog is SO cute! I really love it (and I never comment — so take it as a serious compliement) 🙂

  4. So cute! I’m making it this weekend! I’m curious to know what you used to secure your garland on your mantel?

  5. That playing card garland is genius! I love it! Reminds me of Alice in Wonderland. Beautiful mantel!

  6. This is the prettiest mantel I’ve seen in a very long time!! Love the cards!
    Pinned and Tweeted!
    XO, Barbara at Chase the Star

  7. Wow! I love this!!! Seriously………..you did an amazing job! I have the same window on my mantel and now I know what I’m going to do with it! (Can you say copycat?? lol) Pinning this for sure! XO