Garlands of love

13 February 2014

It’s easy to do something nice for nearby friends on Valentine’s Day — just make them something sweet! I wanted to do something for my faraway friends, too, but treats don’t travel so well. After a bit of brainstorming, I settled on a longer-lasting project that will hopefully help them feel the love long after Valentine’s Day.


I started with several sets of chipboard letters (3/4″ tall) from AC Moore. I spray-painted them gold, then hot glued them to some thin, vintage ribbon I had in my stash. The completed garlands got washi taped to a simple cardstock rectangle penned in gold sharpie. I already had the kraft boxes on hand, but padded mailers would have worked well, too!


I’m imagining them pinned to a bulletin board or taped to a mirror or refrigerator, but obviously the gals are free to hang them wherever they’d like. Hoping they go over as well as something sugary!

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February 13, 2014 10:16 am

You are so thoughtful!! Big fan of your blog. Idea for the marvelous money series — how to plan for kids financially…

February 13, 2014 12:21 pm

So sweet! Stay warm on this snowy NC day!

February 13, 2014 1:59 pm

Do I get one?!?! :)

February 13, 2014 3:37 pm

This is adorable Emily! Thank you for sharing such a lovely idea :)

February 13, 2014 6:24 pm

This would make a really cute DIY wedding gift! Thanks for the share :)

February 13, 2014 8:59 pm

SO precious!

February 14, 2014 11:25 pm

Super cute!!

February 15, 2014 8:25 am

As a saw on a florists sign yesterday “zero calories with all the effect.” :)

February 15, 2014 11:17 pm

So cute!!

February 21, 2014 2:57 pm

Loved mine! :) xoxo