Valentine garland made with cardboard

cardboard heart garland close of of heart garland

This string of hearts is so easy to make and one your kids could help you with. They would love peeling the cardboard and painting the hearts because it doesn’t need to be perfect. I like recycling cardboard because I like the look and the durability. I also like that it’s free.


  • cardboard
  • string or twine
  • paint

heart pattern  cut out one heart from cardboard and use it to trace the rest

Step 1.

Cut out one heart from the paper pattern and then use the cardboard to trace the rest of the hearts and cut them out.

peel off some of the paper

Step 2.

Peel some of the paper off the hearts but leave some on.

poke holes to string together   tie hearts together with twine

Step 3.

Paint the hearts. I don’t completely coat them because I like the cardboard color showing through. Poke holes in both sides of the hearts and then string some twine through. I used strings that I pulled out of some burlap fabric instead of throwing them away. It’s nice and strong but also soft.

make a loop with twine on each end to hang   heart garland hanging on window

Step 4.

Tie a loop on each end to hang and you are done.

About Elaine Kazinec

I have never met anyone who can't make wonderful things for their homes, friends, and family, only those who think they can't. The purpose of this blog is to show everyone how really simple most projects for the home are to make. When my husband and I bought our first home we were short on cash so I learned to be long on creativity. I have been told that I can make something wonderful out of nothing and that is true. You can too! Some of my favorite things are items that I found in someone's junk pile. I am going to show you how easy it really is. I hope you find the courage to jump in and attempt some of these projects. You will be amazed at how talented you really are.