Happy February Friends! I know it has been a while. The end of 2020 really caught up with us! We did thankfully have a wonderful Christmas though Celebrations were small this year it was quite perfect. We really got time to just enjoy spending time with the girls and watching them play with their new toys from Santa. Usually we are in such a rush to visit extended family we don’t get time to soak up those special moments and I will truly cherish this year’s Christmas memories forever.
New Years was also blissfully quiet. We ordered in Chinese and piled up in our bed to watch movies. It was perfect. After New Year’s we started to get back into the swing of things. Hallie continues virtual school, but for her mental health we did start bringing her to both ballet and karate once a week. They are socially distanced, wear masks, and take extra cleaning precautions, so we feel pretty safe. Gosh she needed that outlet too!
Well just as we were starting to hit our New Year’s groove, the Coronavirus also hit our house! We were all very lucky and healed up pretty quickly, though I am still nursing my sense of smell. So now we are finally hitting our second groove of the New Year! I am excitedly planning our next few holidays/birthdays over here! Elise and Christopher both have birthdays this month! I cannot wait to share Elise’s 2 year photos and all about our little toddler!
Today however, I am sharing an easy yet festive Valentine craft, because it has been so gosh darn long since I did a DIY!
Festive Easy Sew Valentine Garland
- White Felt
- Light Pink Felt
- Red Felt
- Bright Pink Felt
- Cut about 5 white pentagons out of the white felt (About 4inches tall) These will be your envelopes
- Cut an equal amount of small red hearts to “Seal” your envelopes.
- Next cut 6 hearts (about 2 inches tall) in both pinks
- Fold the bottom corners of your pentagons in and fold the bottom up to the middle creating this shape shown below. Sew along the edges to close the bottom half.
- Next fold the top down in a triangular shape and sew the red hears in the middle to seal each envelope with a single stich.
- Once all 5 envelopes are done, alternate stringing a light pink heart, a bright pink heart and an envelope each with a single stitch onto some festive colored thread. I stitched the hearts through the middle and the envelopes through the top.
- Hang and enjoy!
We hung ours in Hallie’s little “School Corner”. I try to change it up for each Holiday/Season so it makes it feel a little like a classroom. If you make one, tag me @happilyevermock! I can’t wait to see!