After being in Michael's the other day, I was inspired to make a couple of Valentine's projects.
They had these rag garlands, that I thought were really cute, but, I couldn't really justify buying one since I have a ton of scrap fabric at home (I quilt, so I tend to have a lot of scraps...) and could basically make one for free.
I originally made this garland to hang on the shelf in the kitchen, but when I put it up there, it seemed to really overpower it. So, on a whim, I plopped it up on top of the china cabinet, and it was the absolute correct, I couldn't have done it better if I'd measured it, length.
Except for the ribbon that I interspersed throughout, this entire garland was made entirely from little scraps!
So, I left it there and made up this cute little banner to hang in the kitchen.
It was super simple to make. I just cut out 5 hearts and taped them to a piece of pink ribbon with a chunky bead in between each heart... honestly, it probably only took me about 10-15 minutes tops. It was pretty cheap, too. The paper was on sale at Joann's- $0.16 each (I didn't even use half the sheet), and the ribbon was 3 spools/$1.00 on sale at Micheal's. And the beads weren't terribly expensive either, I think they were from the dollar store.
Oh, and to make it a little more special, I added a piece of bling to each heart, too.
And this is about as valentines-y as my house is going to get!