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Paper heart garland tutorial

Cutting paper, Making flower, Parties, Valentine's day  |  May 6th 2011  |  0 Comment

you’ll need:

Several plastic straws (Gasp! Plastic! I know! Yet even in our house, we’re we’ve tried to rid ourselves of plastic we still keep straws on hand).
Card stock paper in various colors
Hole punch
Twine, hemp rope, thin ribbon, or the like

Cut your rope/twine/ribbon into a length long enough, that when tied off at the ends, it will slip easily over your head. Using scissors, cut your straws into small lengths. Ours were about 1 inch in length.

String one of the straw lengths onto your twine. Tie off at the end so that it doesn’t slide off and you can continue stringing.

Cut out hearts in various sizes. My son opted for bright, non-Valentiney colors.

Using the hole punch, punch a hole at the top and the bottom of each heart. String your twine through the top and then the bottom of a heart.

Begin alternating a straw length and a paper heart until your twine is full. My son loved stringing the straws on.

When you’re finished, tie the two ends together and slip it over your head. You now have your very own Hawaiian inspired Valentine’s lei.

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