Have you ever seen how pretty the inside of security tinted envelopes are? I really hadn't stopped to notice, until Maya from Maya*Made mentioned them a while back. So I looked, and I loved. (Thanks Maya!) From that day on I started collecting them and using them in different art/craft projects. (They also make a perfect matching game for the little ones!) I love coming up with new ways to use it.
And that is how the Security Tinted Envelopes Heart Garland was born!
So to make this:
|(Yes, my little fashionista totally wanted to be in the photo! I couldn't say no.)|
The rest is pretty simple.
Materials you'll need:
♥ Many security tinted envelopes. I was able to cut out one heart per envelope. For my garland I used a total of 17 envelopes.
♥ Assorted colors card stock or craft paper.
♥ Two heart stencils in different sizes. (I made my own by folding a paper in half and cutting out half a heart.)
♥ Heart hole punch (optional) or you can make your own tiny hearts (using the same steps as the heart stencil.)
♥ glue (I used good ole Elmers glue)
♥ twine ( a bit longer than the length of the garland)
♥ clear masking tape
Begin by tracing the larger heart onto the security tinted envelopes and the small ones onto the card stock. Cut them out. Then hole punch a bunch of tiny hearts from the remaining scraps of card stock and/or envelopes.
Time to start sorting!
I first sorted them out on the floor to see what pattern I wanted. Once I was satisfied I then decorated several hearts by gluing the smaller card stock hearts and a couple of tiny hearts here and there. Let it dry for a few minutes. Then I taped the finished hearts to the twine. Listo!
A festive heart garland to decorate your home.