{valentine's how-to: sweet nothings garland}


. . . very much smitten with this impossibly sweet glitter garland, perfect for valentine's day, birthdays, or perhaps even, a random sunny wednesday in mid-winter . . .


{you will need:}
a printer, a sheet of white paper, scissors, glue, glitter, a glue gun, some baker’s twine, embroidery thread or satin ribbon, if you like

print out the words “i love you” in all caps in a font of your choice (here, arial font, black, size 100 pt)

cut out letters

apply a generous amount of glue to the front of each letter and sprinkle with glitter (here, red glitter, but pink or gold would also be lovely)


organize letters glitter side down and backwards, then lay out the length of string or ribbon that you would like


place a small dot of hot glue at the top of the first letter, and sink the string in; repeat for each letter, ensuring that they are the correct distance apart


hang somewhere lovely, in a doorway or an archway, perhaps, and expect to be kissed . . .

{images and instructions adapted from lovely indeed!}

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Anonymous Hayley said...

Such a cute idea, you could have just a string of glittery hearts as well :)

February 09, 2011  
Blogger Jillian said...

so sweet, i love this DIY tutorial! thanks :) xoxo jcd

February 09, 2011  
Blogger In R Travels said...

This is absolutely adorable! Glitter is one of my guilty pleasures! Thanks for posting!

February 09, 2011  
Blogger Deanne Maureen said...

What a simply lovely idea! So easy {for those of us who aren't so artistically talented} yet so elegant. Love it!

February 09, 2011  
Anonymous Birdyblue said...

Actually i dont like valentine's day... But this is such a cute idee! i think i will try it on weekend...

February 09, 2011  
Blogger Melissa said...

What an adorable DIY project!! Love it.

February 09, 2011  
Blogger Melissa said...

What an adorable DIY project! Love it!!

February 09, 2011  
Blogger {this is glamorous} said...

hayley -- that sounds lovely as well

jillian -- thank you :)

birdyblue -- valentine's day may not for everyone, but personally quite adore it :)

melissa -- happy to hear x

February 09, 2011  
Blogger The Pocket Stylist said...

I am a huge fan of Valentines day. I love carving out time to spend with my hubby on a romantic day.

February 09, 2011  
Anonymous meenal@maison marigold said...

What a cute idea...I will certainly do it for my daughter( with different wording)and have just the spot for it...tied to the posts of her four poster bed!! thanks for sharing

February 10, 2011  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

verynice wnderfull.!!


February 10, 2011  
Blogger Sarah Klassen said...

I admit, I enjoy all occasions that celebrate love—gifts or no gifts, boyfriend or no boyfriend, it doesn't really matter, love may be celebrated in many different ways... and to me, it's the little things that matter most, on Valentine's Day and throughout the year, like this pretty DIY idea—so thoughtful, Roséline, thank you for sharing it with us!

February 10, 2011  
Blogger Timbarika said...

wonderful idea, I love it!! My daughter would leave it up all year, as red is her favourite colour!! hehe!! Gives me ideas ;) xxx

February 10, 2011  
Blogger Yelena Starikova said...



February 11, 2011  
Anonymous Dagmarette @ The Finishing School said...

Oh j'adore! I wish I discovered this earlier in the week when I was doing a post on how to decorate for a Valentines Day party! Paper heart chains instead...

February 11, 2011  
Blogger Naomi Goodman said...

An easy DIY? Perfect!

February 12, 2011  
Blogger Nimue said...

Oh my, this is so perfect!

February 15, 2011  

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