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Valentine Decor Idea // DIY Paint Chip Garland

A Valentine decor idea that you can create for free! Check out this simple tutorial on how to make an adorable Valentine paint chip garland.

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Just a teeny-tiny, super-simple little project for you today! If you play your cards right, you can even make it for free.

I have this little paint chip Valentine garland hanging up above my desk and I love it so much I wanted to share.

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You Can Make this Valentine Decor for Free!

One of the reasons I love this easy Valentine decor so much? You can probably make it without spending a cent!

The main supply here is colorful paper that comes in the form of paint chips from your local hardware or paint store. You can browse and collect the paint chip samples for free, and you’ll probably have the rest of what you need already.

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A Fun Valentine Color Palette

I happened to have a bunch of these paint chips left over from a few painting projects, so I gathered some chips to create a fun, unusual Valentine’s Day color palette.

You know I like to add a little yellow wherever I can!

But if you’re collecting paint chips specifically for this project, you can get creative and choose your own color palette. A few different reds could create some really beautiful ombre Valentine decor as well.

How to Hang Your Garland

This garland is light and delicate, so you could do something simple to hang it and it would be just fine! It looks adorable and festive with just some washi tape on either end.

If you’d like a more finished way of hanging it, I always recommend Command Hooks. This type is small and clear, so it won’t detract from the Valentine decor.

Ideas for Displaying Your VAlentine Decor

I think this garland would look adorable just about anywhere! But if you need some inspiration, here are a few ideas of where you could display it:

  • on a mirror
  • over your desk
  • over a doorway
  • on your kitchen cabinet
  • attached to your child’s backpack
  • on your computer
  • strung on a bar cart
  • hanging from a doorknob

Materials for Your Valentine Decor

Materials

Make Time: 20 Minutes

How to Create a Paint Chip Garland for Valentine Decor

  1. Start by gathering all of your paint chips in your desired color palette.
  2. Cut your paint chips into rectangles or squares first to make sure the hearts are all roughly the same size.
  3. Arrange the rectangles in an order or sequence that you like.
  4. Cut little hearts out of each color, keeping them in order. I like the way they look cut freehand, but you could also trace a heart if you’d like a more uniform look.
  5. Place a dot of hot glue on the back of each heart (in the center toward the top) and sink the embroidery thread into the glue. Continue until all the hearts are in place. Note: if you’re using another type of glue, you’ll just need to give this step some extra drying time. I like hot glue because it dries within a minute or so.
  6. Continue gluing hearts onto the thread or yarn until you are happy with your garland!
valentine garland
valentine garland
valentine garland
valentine garland

That’s it! It’s just so charming. I love that it’s a little different and unexpected for Valentine’s Day. So fun!

Hope you give this one a try. xoxo

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valentine garland
valentine decor

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DIY Paint Chip Garland Valentine Decor Idea

Yield: Valentine Garland
Active Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $0

This charming garland is adorable for Valentine's Day, and you can make it for free!

Materials

  • paint chips
  • embroidery thread, yarn, or baker's twine
  • glue gun or other type of glue

Tools

  • scissors

Instructions

    1. Start by gathering all of your paint chips in your desired color palette.
    2. Cut your paint chips into squares first to make sure the hearts are all roughly the same size.
    3. Arrange the squares in an order or sequence that you like.
    4. Cut little hearts out of each color, keeping them in order. I like the way they look cut freehand, but you could also trace a heart if you'd like a more uniform look.
    5. Place a dot of hot glue on the back of each heart (in the center toward the top) and sink the embroidery thread into the glue. Continue until all the hearts are in place. Note: if you're using another type of glue, you'll just need to give this step some extra drying time. I like hot glue because it dries within a minute or so.
    6. Continue gluing hearts onto the thread or yarn until you are happy with your garland!

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33 thoughts on “Valentine Decor Idea // DIY Paint Chip Garland

  1. You’re right, these are cute! And simple. I’m not big on valentine’s day but this is a cute way to decorate a little without being over the top. 🙂

  2. Adorable! I love it and I could keep it up for more than just Valentine’s Day. It’s harder to do that with other decorations.

  3. Eeee!! I love tiny! Last night I made a similar rainbow heart garland with bigger hearts and with every color paper I could find. It’s for my friend, but now I want to keep it! Or make myself a tiny one from your inspiration!

  4. Such a cute little garland! I love how all the hearts are similar and yet unique. It gives it more character and charm!

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  6. Is it true? Is Chelsea getting me in the DIY spirit?! Unheard of! 🙂 I’m adoring this little heart garland. Will be a perfect addition to my office that will definitely be staying up year round. xo

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  8. Such a cute idea! I was thinking of doing something similar with tissue paper that I have in the same color family.

  9. It looks lovely made with punched small butterflies mounted on thin fishing line. They now flutter around the lounge room

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  11. Hi Chelsea, Your DIY valentine garland is really awesome, i have to share it on my blog too. Thank You for such a brilliant idea :)⎪http://lanostagiejewelry.com

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