Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Make It! ~ A Heartsy Garland for Valentine's Day {A Pinterest Challenge}

Welcome to this month's Pinterest Challenge and this time it is all about winter garlands and Valentine's Day! I am excited to be working again with Cindy of County Road 407 who has picked out a really sweet inspiration piece for us this month...

Jenny of Refresh Living brings us her sweet pompom and yarn- heart Farmhouse Inspired Valentine's Decor garland shown here on an 1870's pie safe. I just love how this fun garland is simply made from just yarn and jute twine. (Okay, and maybe a bit of cardboard underneath each heart to give it structure.)

If you are just coming over from Carol of Bluesky at Home, a hearty welcome to you! For all my other friends, I am happy you are back for a visit!! Carol has created a really pretty red and white garland for today's Pinterest Challenge. I love it!!!

Cindy's wintertime PC logo ~ love it!

I have enjoyed each of the month's I have participated in each of Cindy's Pinterest Challenge. From last year's Mixed Media Valentine's Pinterest-Inspiration Project to "Some Bunny Loves Me" Spring Centerpiece and an Easy Patriotic Decorating Ideas, where we got to decorate a patio setting for our nation's birthday, these PC's really gives us something fun to look forward to each month. I hope each month brings you wonderful inspiration, too!

My Valentine's garland interpretation

Last year I found this mini grapevine heart just after Valentine's Day and I put it away in with my faux flowers for safekeeping. When this Pinterest Challenge idea came up I knew I wanted this little vining heart as the center of my garland.

Total $$ spent on this project? Nada! I already had part of a skein of white yarn leftover from some project years ago and the cardboard underneath each heart was just a thin piece of packaging I kept specifically for crafting.

Adding a little lace, some hanging ribbons and trim, and glueing on mini rosebuds made this heart just perfect (also part of my craft stash). I'll do a little write-up later this week on how I actually made the whole garland but for now it is fun to just enjoy it!

For the little yarn hearts I copied Jenny's idea as I thought they were sweet as they were. For my elegant French Country style I added soft iridescent pink ribbon in place of the jute twine to connect all my hearts. Pretty much picture perfect in my book!

Here is our mantel dressed for St. Valentine's Day!

Hearts and angels mingle with candles and creamware in this wintertime mantel vignette... How will you make yours??

I am so glad you stopped over today! 

Next up is Laura at Everyday Edits and her sweetheart of a garland. I know you you'll love what she has created! Please take a moment or two to visit Laura and also, as you have time, to visit the other ladies on this month's Pinterest Challenge tour.

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  1. Your mini-grapevine heart was a terrific find. I love how it really sets off your banner, being in the center, especially with the lighter fireplace -- it really stands out. Lovely, Barb.

  2. Your garland looks beautiful on your mantel. The heart that you used in the center was a great find.

  3. Barb your garland looks so pretty up on your mantel. Love the middle heart what a great find.

  4. What a sweet garland Barb! Your mantel is so cute. Sewing is this Saturday if you want to join.

  5. Barbara your garland looks so romantic and fun at the same time. I love how it turned out. And the mantel is perfect for the occasion - so pretty. Thank you so much for joining in. And I hope y'all enjoy Valentine's day! Pinned!

  6. The grapevine heart adds a great texture to the yarn hearts, Barb! A pretty addition to your mantel display!

  7. Adorable, Barb. I love that you snagged it on sale.

  8. Love that vine heart! Your Valentine garland is perfect for your home, Barbara... and those white yarn hearts look great! Hugs!

  9. Your Valentine mantle is very whimsical and romantic. I top love the grapevine heat.


  10. That little grapevine heart is so sweet, Barb! I think the lace makes your heart garland look so dainty and fitting with your French country style. I'm always happy to be hopping with you! Hugs, Crissy

  11. That's so sweet Barbara and it suits your decor style so beautifully.

  12. Barbara, I love how you adapted Jenny’s farmhouse garland to your French theme. Love the twig Vale
    Time wreath and how you embellished it with lace and rosebuds. Great job!!

  13. How sweet perfect for your mantel. Happy weekend my friend. Hope you are enjoying your home

  14. Absolutely beautiful and love how you could keep it up year around if you wanted. Thank you so much for sharing - Pinned


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Happy hugs to you,
Barb :)

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