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3 Cute and Simple Valentine’s Day Garlands

Fun Blush Tassel Garland, Felt Heart Garland, and Wood Bead Garland to Spruce up your Home Decor for Valentine’s and Galentine’s

I always have trouble finding seasonal or holiday decor that I don’t find tacky or overwhelming. Most of the time, I prefer decor that is a little more simple, a little more versatile, and timeless. I feel like these Valentine’s Day Garlands fit the bill!

With that being said, I like to go all out for parties! This will be the first year in a while that I am not hosting a Galentine’s Brunch with some of my girl friends.

Enjoy these images from Galentine’s Day past:

Valentines decor. There is a pink southwestern pattern on a tapestry, lip shaped balloon, a small plant and a chalk board that says 'xoxo'.

So in the spirit of Valentine’s Day Decor I made this garland set!

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Supplies

  • 16mm and 20mm wood beads
  • Waxed Thread
  • 2 colors of yarn
  • Felt Hearts – I used pink and red
  • Tassel ‘stencil’ – I made mine out of a 4″ x 4″ piece of cardboard
  • Large sewing or upholstery needle

How to Make these Valentine’s Day Garlands

3 cute and simple valentine s day garlands

So in the spirit of Valentine’s Day Decor, I made this garland set!

3 cute and simple valentine s day garlands

1. Make the tassels: start by choosing the size you want and cutting some cardboard. Mine is about 4″x4″.

3 cute and simple valentine s day garlands

2. For fluffy yarn, I wrapped it 35 times around the cardboard. I wrapped regular (less fluffy) yarn 40-45 times around the cardboard “stencil” to reach similar fluffiness as the other yarn

3 cute and simple valentine s day garlands

3. After wrapped, pull a piece of yarn through one side and tie tightly at the top. Then cut through all the strands of yarn at the opposite end

3 cute and simple valentine s day garlands

3 cute and simple valentine s day garlands

4. Using another piece of yarn, tie around all the pieces close to the knot. Here you can decide how big you want the head of the tassel to be

3 cute and simple valentine s day garlands

3 cute and simple valentine s day garlands

5. Now that the tassels are made, let’s make the string of wood beads! Threading with a chunky sewing needle helped a ton. I used waxed thread for this.

3 cute and simple valentine s day garlands

6. I added each tassel 4 large beads apart. I tied 3 standard knots and cut off the rest. Total I have 7 tassels on this garland

3 cute and simple valentine s day garlands

7. Now to make other garlands! I loosely sewed 20 felt hearts together and I made a standard wood bead garland!

If I were to be hosting a Galentine’s Day brunch this year, I would have put these everywhere! Don’t want to put in the work to make them yourself? Well, you can buy them (as a set or individually) at my Etsy shop here.

If you want more Valentine’s decor ideas, check out this post for a Valentine’s Day Doormat!

Valentine's Day Garlands Pinterest graphic

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