When the going gets rough, you know it’s time for an easy craft. Cue: felt. And if there’s anything my elementary school education prepared me for, it’s cutting out hearts (and I know that may sound suspect coming from a high school teacher, but I don’t mean that as a diss). It’s downright therapeutic. Just fold the felt and go to town with the scissors, machine sew them together in one long string, and voila, heart garland!
Construction hint: I thought it would be easier to go pointed side first, but turns out I was wrong. The presser foot does better with the top side of the heart than the point.
I had the idea for this after seeing these at Shim + Sons, but I feel this must have been done somewhere else before…maybe Martha (which, now that I have AdBlocker, is much much more enjoyable)? I don’t know. The felt came from Heather Bailey. And I have to also mention: those lovely pieces of lenticular art above the mantel were Mr Rae and my Christmas gifts to eachother last year. They are both from the Science Shows You How series by our friend, Detroit artist Chris Dean.
If you’ve made a Valentine’s Day garland, please share!