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Quick and Easy Yarn Wrapped Hearts Valentine Garland

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Today we’re making a yarn wrapped hearts Valentine garland perfect for your mantel, buffet or anywhere you want a touch of handmade decor.

It’s time for this month’s Thrifty Style Team challenge and we are all about simple and beautiful decorating ideas with lots of Valentine’s Day projects.

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thrifty style team pin collage with text

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For my contribution to this thrifty challenge, I decided to hit my craft stash to make yarn wrapped hearts using a piece of cardboard and dollar store yarn.

I LOVE sharing crafts that are cheap and easy to make, but still look beautiful. These yarn hearts check all the boxes.

Supplies Needed For Valentine Garland

Supplies Needed For Valentine Garland

If you haven’t been to Dollar Tree lately, give it a try. They really have stepped up their game since adding the Crafters Square section.

The beautiful pink chenille yarn would have easily been 3x the price at most craft stores.

How To Make Yarn Wrapped Hearts

Step 1. Trace A Heart Shape and Cut

The first step is to draw a heart shape onto a piece of cardboard.

You can either use a free printable Valentine heart or freehand one.

I had a heart shaped ornament I picked up at the after Christmas sales so I used that.

tracing heart shape on cardboard

Simply use a pencil or marker to trace around the heart directly onto your cardboard.

heart shapes traced on cardboard

Repeat this process until you have as many hearts as you want.

I decided to make a Valentine’s Day banner so I made 12 easy yarn hearts.

Cut out the cardboard with craft scissors.

12 cardboard hearts for banner

Step 2. Start Wrapping Cardboard Hearts

Take a piece of yarn and tape it to one side of the cardboard heart.

You can also use a glue gun, but I wanted to make this craft as easy as possible.

taping yarn to cardboard heart

Since you won’t see the back of the heart, tape makes it super simple.

If you do want to make the back pretty why not use washi tape?

Step 3. Completely Cover Cardboard Heart

The next step is to continue wrapping the heart with yarn until it is completely covered.

I only used one piece of tape for this easy DIY Valentines Day craft.

yarn wrapping cardboard hearts

Our kitty, Nala was my helper today! 🙂 I don’t know what it is about cats and yarn, but she couldn’t get enough of it.

nala cat with yarn

There is no need to worry about how you are wrapping the hearts. Feel free to wrap them vertically and horizontally. This actually gives them more dimension. It also helps keep the yarn secure.

tying a knot in yarn

When you get to the end and there is no more cardboard showing, tie a knot at the end of the yarn and snip it so it doesn’t show.

finished yarn wrapped hearts

Step 4. Attach a Piece of Yarn for Banner

If you are planning on decorating with the hearts on their own (not in a banner) you are done.

Just repeat the process for however many hearts you need.

Don’t you love this bright pink color?

bowl of yarn wrapped hearts

A collection of hearts would look great in a pretty dough bowl centerpiece or used as decorations at a Valentine’s Day party.

Scatter them around a table setting, or add them to a tiered tray.

To make the hearts into a banner secure a piece of yarn to the back by tying it.

tying yarn to heart

Then tie each heart to a long piece of twine or use an adorable pompom garland like I did!

pompom and yarn wrapped hearts banner on mantel

The garland was another after Christmas craft store find, but here is a similar pompom garland on Amazon for a good price.

Valentines Day Mantel with yarn wrapped hearts

So what do you think about this easy yarn Valentine’s Day decor? I’m so happy with how it turned out. The pop of pink on the mantel makes me smile. 🙂

If you want to make your own, each skein of yarn makes 6 hearts, so you need 2 skeins for a banner with 12 hearts.

Since the cardboard is free, this project will be under $3! You can’t beat that.

valentines day mantel with heart banner

I’d love it if you would PIN the below image:

heart banner collage with text

Thank you for stopping by. Head on over to see what the talented Thrifty Style Team ladies are sharing. Enjoy!

Warm and Cozy Home Decorating Valentine Ideas – Thrifty Style Team

YARN WRAPPED hearts pin with text

Google Web Story: Yarn Wrapped Hearts from Cardboard

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Amber Kate

Thursday 26th of January 2023

Cute garland. What are the dimensions of your heart ornament?


Friday 27th of January 2023

Hi. Thank you! It is a 3" heart ornament. Hope that helps!


Monday 23rd of January 2023

Love the garland!


Tuesday 24th of January 2023

Thanks so much! 😀


Sunday 22nd of January 2023

Very cute & easy craft idea! I love going to the Dollar Tree & I have tons of cardboard scraps at home, AL I ng with hundreds of skeins of yarn! Thanks for the tutorial. 😁


Sunday 22nd of January 2023

I’m so glad you like it! I found the perfect green color to make shamrocks next. That way I can just change them out. Nothing like quick & easy crafts. 😀


Wednesday 18th of January 2023

Michelle, I love how your garland came out! That shade of pink is so lovely with the white pom poms. It makes your mantel look so festive. Pinned :)

Marianne Songbird

Tuesday 17th of January 2023

This garland is adorable. The fluffy pom poms work so well with those soft velvety hearts.

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