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Deal Up Valentine’s Fun with a Sweet Heart Cards Garland

February is just around the corner and that means Valentine’s Day is less than a month away!  Garlands make for fabulous holiday decorating, for mantels, doors, walls and more. There is a lot of garland options available to buy but why not make your own?  Our Heart Cards Garland just needs three things – a deck of old (or new) playing cards, some ribbon and a hole punch, it couldn’t be easier! So, let’s gather the supplies and get to work!

Heart cards garland on a dark background by Champagne and Sugarplums


What You’ll Need:
  • A deck of playing cards (or two, one deck of cards will make a 60” banner)
  • Six or more red, white and pink ribbons in different patterns and thicknesses
  • A hole punch
Ribbon being cut from a spool by Champagne and Sugarplums

Choose which ribbon you are using as the ‘string’ for your garland and then cut a 60″ length from that spool.

Scattered playing cards with holes punched in the top by Champagne and Sugarplums

Punch two holes in the opposite top corners of each of the heart cards.

Playing cards being threaded onto ribbon by Champagne and Sugarplums

Thread each card onto the ‘string’ of the garland and then continue until all of the cards are on the garland, leaving about 1” between the cards.

Heart cards garland having ribbons tied on for embellishment by Champagne and Sugarplums

Cut lengths about 6” long from the other ribbons.  In between each of the cards strung on the garland, tie three lengths of ribbon in a knot. Repeat this step for the entire length of the garland.

Heart cards garland hanging on a mantel by Champagne and Sugarplums

Heart cards garland on a dark background by Champagne and Sugarplums

Heart cards garland on a white background by Champagne and Sugarplums

We’ve fallen in love with this festive Valentines Heart Cards Garland and we hope you do too, happy crafting!

Happy Valentine's Day written on a white background with hearts and arrows

If you need some more DIY Valentine’s Day decorations to make, check out our Love Table Runner, Yarn and Felt Wreath or Puzzle Heart canvas.

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