Thursday, January 26, 2012

DIY: No-Sew Felt Heart Garland

Let the Valentine's Day DIYs begin! I ran across these heart garland tutorials by Betz White and was inspired to make my own. I knew I wanted to use felt. I also knew I didn't feel like dragging out my sewing machine... and so, the no-sew felt heart garland was born!

What you'll need:

  • felt (I used wool felt)
  • hot glue
  • scissors
First, cut two strips of felt. The width will determine how large your hearts are (I cut my felt to be about 5 inches wide). The length will determine how many hearts you will make (the longer the strip of fabric, the more hearts you will be able to cut).

Using a thin strip of hot glue, glue the pieces together along the longest edge.

Now glue the two open edges together so that the felt forms a heart (not an oval).

Cut 1 inch strips to create the hearts.

Hot glue the hearts together and you're done!

As you can see, since my hearts are large, they stretch out when hung. If you don't want yours to stretch this much, I recommend cutting your original felt strips (the two pieces you cut before you start gluing) to be a little thinner.


  1. Love the Valentines Day Garland! Planning to create a valentines day tree at my highschool... Love is in the air! I think i am going to add some of these! Thank you for sharing!
    Margo Isadora

  2. wow, this is such a cute idea! my sis would love it.

  3. Thank you for sharing! I made it at 3" and they turned out so cute.