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Valentine Ribbon Garland

Is your home full of garlands galore? If yours is anything like mine the answer is a resounding and very exciting “Why, yes it is!” Garlands can add so much color and depth to your home decor and today Kaeleen is sharing an adorable and very festive Valentine Ribbon Garland just in time for all of your Valentine Day parties and fun! Enjoy!

I am excited to share this cute Valentine Ribbon Garland with you!

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It is quite easy, all you need is:
1½ inch Ribbon – one color, two colors, three colors…your choice!
Scissors
Ruler
Hot glue gun
Ribbon Stiffener (Stiffen Stuff)

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Start by cutting the ribbon into 9 inch pieces.

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I used 3 colors and cut 8 of each color.
You can cut more or less depending on how long you would like your garland. Once all the pieces are cut it’s time to start assembling.

Take the first piece of ribbon and find the center by folding it in half – make a crease with your fingers.
Place a line of glue on the crease and fold it in half.

Valentine Ribbon Garland - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Take another piece and lay it flat in front of you, then place the one you just folded/glued on top of it.

Valentine Ribbon Garland - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Place a line of glue on the fold of the first piece then fold the second piece over on it.

Valentine Ribbon Garland - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Repeat on the other side so it looks like this.

Valentine Ribbon Garland - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Now place a line of glue on the edge of the bottom (second) piece and press it to the opposite edge of the same piece to make a heart shape! (see photo)

Valentine Ribbon Garland - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Take a third piece of ribbon and find the center (fold in half and make a crease). Put a line of glue on each side of the center crease, then quickly press the bottom of the previously made heart into the crease and press together.

Valentine Ribbon Garland - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Valentine Ribbon Garland - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Continue, alternating ribbon colors, to make the garland as long as you’d like.

Valentine Ribbon Garland - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Valentine Ribbon Garland - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
When you have two ribbons left, it is time to finish off the garland. Glue the second to last ribbon onto the previous heart, like normal. Fold the final piece in half.

Valentine Ribbon Garland - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Attach the last piece of ribbon to the glued part of your final heart. Add glue to the other side and attach to make the final heart.

Valentine Ribbon Garland - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Now you have a matching beginning and end to make hanging easier!

Once the garland is at your desired length and have the end finished off, it is time to make the garland stiff.
Use your favorite fabric/ribbon stiffener. Apply a few coats and give it plenty of time to dry! I let mine sit overnight and it was perfect in the morning (after about 5-7 coats).

Valentine Ribbon Garland - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Happy Valentine’s Day and Happy Garland Making!


Thank you Kaeleen for sharing this fabulous Valentine’s Day craft. I am in love with those sweet hearts, and I love that with just a little hot glue those ribbon hearts come to life, floating right into our homes!!

Garlands are a great way to decorate for the holidays or to add to your everyday home decor. They are easy to make and can be awesome scrap buster projects too. They are so adorable made up in ribbon, fabric, paper or burlap…anything you choose to use will be perfect! But, I must warn you, be ready to fall in love with your garland the second you hang in on your wall or drape it on your entryway table! You can make them short or long, full or as unique as you desire. Here are a few more garland projects that are fun for parties, backdrops, or just because!

Ribbon Garland Tutorial - The Ribbon Retreat Blog

4th of July Rag Ribbon Garland - The Ribbon Retreat Blog

Easter Carrot Garland - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Are you in need of a scrap buster project? I love using up scraps in garlands, bows and so many more fun crafts. Make sure you stop by The Ribbon Retreat for all of your projects large or small, scrap buster or not! We have everything you need plus more!

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16 Comments

  1. Posted January 13, 2015 at 7:27 am | Permalink

    Sooo cute!!! Please tell me you will share at the Thursday hop xo

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      Posted January 14, 2015 at 6:49 am | Permalink

      Hi Katherine! Thank you so much! This garland is so much fun…I am so glad you like it! Have a wonderful day! Michelle 🙂

  2. Posted January 13, 2015 at 8:04 am | Permalink

    This is so cute! What a neat project!

    Thanks for joining the Link Up this week!

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      Posted January 14, 2015 at 6:48 am | Permalink

      Thank you so much Jess! Have a wonderful day! Michelle 🙂

  3. Pat C.
    Posted January 13, 2015 at 3:55 pm | Permalink

    How lovely, Kaeleen! Thank you for the excellent tutorial.: ) xoxo

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      Posted January 14, 2015 at 6:46 am | Permalink

      Hi Pat! Such a fun project right?!? I love those ribbon hearts. Thank you for your comment and have a wonderful day! Michelle 🙂

  4. Posted January 15, 2015 at 3:35 pm | Permalink

    This is way too cute, Michelle! I love Valentine’s decor and can’t wait to pull mine out.

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      Posted January 16, 2015 at 6:33 am | Permalink

      Hi Christine! I am so excited to get my Valentine decor out too. I love the rich red and pretty pink colors that flood my house. Thank you for your sweet comment and have a wonderful day! Michelle 🙂

  5. Posted January 17, 2015 at 8:34 am | Permalink

    You are so talented!! Thanks again for sharing on My 2 Favorite Thing on Thursday!! Come join the party again next week!!

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      Posted January 19, 2015 at 10:22 am | Permalink

      Hi Elaine! Thank you so much, Kaeleen is awesome!! Have a wonderful day! Michelle 🙂

  6. Posted January 19, 2015 at 7:47 am | Permalink

    This is such a cute project! Thanks so much for linking up at the Totally Terrific Tuesday Link Party. I hope you stop by again tonight at 10pm to show us what you’ve been up to this week. It’s so much fun partying with you!

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      Posted January 19, 2015 at 10:11 am | Permalink

      Hi Christie! Thank you! We love your party and will for sure stop by again this week! Have a great day and thank you again! Michelle 🙂

  7. Posted January 20, 2015 at 2:51 am | Permalink

    Aww, this is super cute!! We’re just thinking about a Valentine’s day decor…Thanks for sharing your tutorial! Pinned

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      Posted January 20, 2015 at 10:55 am | Permalink

      Hi Caseperlatesta! Thank you so much! I am so glad you like this fun garland! Have a wonderful day and thank you for the pin! Michelle 🙂

  8. Posted January 24, 2015 at 12:31 pm | Permalink

    This is so cute and I always have plenty of extra ribbon laying around just for a project like this!!!

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      Posted January 27, 2015 at 11:54 am | Permalink

      Hi Carrie! Isn’t this garland so cute. I am with you…I also have scrap pieces of ribbon laying around too and LOVE projects that help that pile decrease in size! Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful day! Michelle 🙂

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