An Easy & Adorable DIY Valentine's Paper Garland

An Easy & Adorable DIY Valentine's Paper Garland

Nora Taylor
Feb 12, 2016
(Image credit: Submitted by Helena)

Perhaps Valentine's Day isn't your thing. Totally cool. Maybe Valentine's Day chocolate (and only the chocolate) is your thing. I so hear you. But if you're thinking of decorating your space for a romantic night in or looking for a fun activity for a Galentine's Day party, Helena's easy and adorable garland is a fast and fun way to get in the Valentine's Day spirit.

Skill Level: Easy
Time Required: 30 minutes to 1 hour depending on size of the garland
Project Cost: Cheap (cost depends on paper)
(Image credit: Submitted by Helena)
(Image credit: Submitted by Helena)

What You Need


  • Paper
  • Pen
  • Plate
  • Scissors
  • Needle and thread


  1. Take a dinner plate and center it on a sheet of paper - office size. I used A4. The plate should fall out on the longer sides. Take a pen and mark the two sides and cut off.
  2. Fold 1 centimeter at the bottom, at one of the longer sides, and the fold it again at the opposite way. Back and forth, like an accordion as we say in Sweden!
  3. Fold it all the way so it is like a folded paper stick. Bend in the middle and let the two sides meet. Glue together. And voila, a folded paper heart!
  4. To make a garland you pierce a needle and a thread in the two top folds. Make as long a garland as you like and have the energy for.

Step by step pictures at the blog.

Thanks, Helena!

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