Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Romeo & Juliet Inspired Valentine's Day Garland

Hello my sweet friends! How has your February been treating you? This month always seems to fly by in such a flash, doesn't it?

I know that last week I mentioned that I would be sharing something that I am making for my friend’s baby shower but plans have changed!  I actually ended up running into a few issues that I'm trying to work around and it's not quite done yet. So I hope you can forgive me and enjoy today’s tutorial instead!

After creating my Rustic Valentine’s Day art that I shared last week I’ve been wanting to dress our mantle up a little bit for the holiday as well. And since we are going to be taking our moms to the ballet to see Romeo and Juliet in a couple of weeks it got my wheels turning and I ended up making a little garland inspired by this story.

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    My original plan was to just print the pages out directly onto some cardstock. But when I spotted these cute little wood hearts in the Valentine’s section at Hobby Lobby I knew that they would be perfect for this project.

    I started by downloading Romeo and Juliet which can be found for free on Google books. I then searched for my favorite parts and printed out a few pages. 

    I placed one of the small hearts over my favorite quotes and then traced it.

    I ended up with 5--which by the way was super hard to do because there are actually a lot more than 5 pages that capture my heart in this story but my mantle is only so long!

    I used a glue stick on the back of each one to attach them to the large hearts.

    My sweet hubby next drilled a small hole in the top of each one so that I could feed a piece of twine through them. I also debated skipping the hole and just attaching them with a mini clothespins. But then I realized that although it would be super cute, the boys would probably be tempted to yank them off. So holes is it was!

    After the string was fed through I began tying them to a long piece of twine.

    It got tricky on the floor so I ended up taping the long piece to the table and tied them on from there.

    I alternated the small plain hearts with the larger ones and after I took the picture above I decided to have the twine actually run in the front of the small hearts and in the back of the large ones.

    Here is how it turned out!

    I shopped the house and also ended up adding these cute little wood signs on either side of a metal heart to add to the love theme.

    It’s super subtle but adds the perfect amount of Valentine’s Day cheer for me.

    As I mentioned last week I’m all about every shade of pink there is, but for home decor neutral colors is where it’s at for me! I love that this setup is fun but still it fits with the rest of the house.  It makes my heart totally see what I did there haha?

    Since I had everything except the wood hearts on hand I only ended up spending about two dollars on this project.  Not too bad, right?

    I hope you all have a great rest of the week and weekend, I’ll see you all next week!

    Linking up to these awesome parties!


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