Valentines Day Heart Garland

As I’ve said before, I’m a sucker for Valentine’s Day. I gave Valentine’s to my nieces before February because I was too excited. This year we’re having someone watch Sophie so we can have a proper Valentine’s date. I’m positive this has never happened before and I’m as giddy as a school girl. I also get excited to show my love through treats and decorations. I was feeling festive this afternoon so Sophie helped me make this 5 minute Valentines Day Heart Garland.

Valentines Day Heart Garland
Valentines Day Heart Garland

Valentines Day Heart Garland


  • Watercolor paint
  • Watercolor paper (not necessary but the hearts lay flat with the thickness of this paper)
  • Paint brush
  • Cup of water
  • String
  • Tape (for taping the heart to the string)
  • Heart punch or scissors

Valentines Day heart punch

Valentines Day Heart Garland
Valentines Day Heart Garland

I let her paint a bit on her own and helped her draw the hearts, X’s and O’s. I usually hang her crafts down low on the fridge but this garland got prime real estate above her bed. We’ll definitely be pulling this little guy out each year.

Valentines_Heart_Garland_Cut (1 of 1)

Valentines_Heart_Garland_Cards (1 of 1)

We’d also attempted some watercolor resist art the other day which didn’t work out so well but I wanted to share how we turned it into a thoughtful gift. I’d drawn white hearts with a colored pencil and Soph helped me paint over the paper. Although the hearts barely showed up, I still think these make the perfect Valentine’s cards to mail out to our family.

I’m tickled pink with how simple and fast this craft was to create with my toddler. How do you share your love on Valentine’s Day?

Valentine's Day Heart Garland

2 thoughts on “Valentines Day Heart Garland

    1. FUN! haha! They either love it or hate it! I did a handprint banner with all the kids at Soph’s school last week and it was funny to watch their reactions. Most of them had NEVER done hand prints…and the school goes up through grade 6?!

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