I was pinning to my Pinterest account the other day trying to find ideas for Valentine’s DIY crafts for the girls, and they spotted a pretty heart garland curtain thingy and asked if I’d help them make it for their playroom. We headed over to Hobby Lobby to see what supplies they wanted to use for their own version, and we got to work on their project today…it was so fun! Here’s how we worked together to create a fun, easy DIY heart garland curtain!
-festive craft paint
-extra fine glitter
-wooden craft hearts
-hot glue gun
-thin piece of scrap wood
The ladies got to work painting the little wooden hearts they chose, and before the paint was dry, we sprinkled each heart with a bit of glitter. (GLITTER EVERYWHERE OH MAN.) Obviously, the glitter was their favorite part, le sigh. 😉 Looking back, I think we should have taken the time to paint both sides of the hearts, because once attached to the yarn, they sort of swirled around and you could see the unpainted side. Meh. Not a big deal, but something to note if you want to give this a try!
This month o’ love, I’m trying to “love well,” my sort of theme for the month of February. Obviously it’s Valentine’s Day month, but more than the hearts and the pink and the candy, I want to really examine if I’m doing my best to love my favorite people well. For example, what to do my girls love? If they love crafts and glitter and decorating their playroom in all the festive things, I need to hop on board that train and love doing it, too. I need to ignore messy paint hands and instead soak in the full hearts and huge smiles I see when I get out of the way and let them show me just how to love them well. Big ways, small ways, and everything in between. So. That was today. My attempt at loving them well through craft paint and glitter. 😉❤️ Also looking ahead to a little playroom refresh for them since this is the room the love so much (and I love THEM so much!). Might be time for some new shelving and organizational items in here, bc right now…it’s crazy town. 😉 Rounding up some picks with Walmart bc of the low prices, and I’m thinking THESE shelves or maybe THESE, paired with BASKETS and some organizational BINS…? Currently pondering!
To assemble the curtain, we measured the height and width of their playroom doorway and then snipped lengths of yarn to correspond. It only took one package of yarn to create a pretty full looking garland curtain! Dad attached the yarn strands to the back of piece of scrap wood we had in the garage from some project or another, and then we flipped the wood over to hide the frayed yarn ends and staples. Afterword, he mounted the wood and yarn contraption above their doorway, and I attached the wooden hearts in a random pattern to each strand with hot glue. Now the girls can make a dramatic entrance and exit to and from the playroom…just as requested!
Harvey the goldendoodle was also very helpful.
He “loves well” by snuggling me at every possible opportunity, and I WILL TAKE IT!
There you have it! Quick and easy DIY Valentine’s Day heart garland curtain chosen and made by my girlies for their farmhouse playroom! I love that THEY love to craft and decorate and just be with me (and their daddy), and you know what? That’s how they love ME well. I could learn a thing or two from them. 😉