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Easy Valentine Craft – Paper Heart Garland with Cricut

Easy Valentine Craft – Paper Heart Garland with Cricut

An easy Valentine craft is an ideal way to spruce up your space for the holidays without breaking the bank or spending an enormous amount of time making something. Paper heart garlands cost a few sheets of cardstock and some baker’s twine–all in all an inexpensive decoration!

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I’ve set up a file in Cricut Design Space to make the garlands–when you click “Make,” there are enough hearts to fill a 12x12in sheet perfectly. The holes are already placed on the hearts, so you really just have to cut the hearts on your machine, then thread them on baker’s twine.

You can hang them as curtains in single strands, or like bunting.

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Easy Paper Heart Garland

Easy Paper Heart Garland



Open up the heart file in Design Space. The file is already optimized to cut as many as will fit on one sheet. Use a variety of different red and pink cardstock to make your hearts really interesting! Load your light grip sticky mat with a sheet of cardstock and feed into your choice of Cricut machine. Click "Make" and let your Cricut do it's thing and cut all those tiny pieces.

Cut out as many hearts as you deem necessary to fill your space, but plan on 3 hearts per foot of garland. After all the hearts are cut, weave the baker's twine in and out of the holes on the hearts. On the first and last hearts on the string, add a little piece of tape to adhere the string to the heart so they don't all slide off.

These look really great hung en masse as a curtain...or just use a single string to liven up a space!

And just a quick note on paper choices…

Sometimes (really, it’s OFTEN) you get what you pay for when it comes to paper. I bought some $2/pack paper and half of it ripped like this no matter the setting I put it on when I was cutting it with my Cricut Machine. Cricut paper can be a little more if you don’t get it on sale ((watch my Facebook page–I tell you about the really GREAT Cricut sales when they come through!!)) but it cuts perfect every time and has a great feel to it. Which is something that maybe sounds a little weird if you are not a paper nerd like I am, but paper feel means a ton! Cricut paper just has better fibers and a more quality construction. And far fewer rips like the one in this picture.

Full disclosure — I am affiliated with Cricut, but I promise I don’t ever advise the purchase of inferior products on my site; I only show items I use myself!

So go make paper heart garlands with abandon! String them everywhere! Make Valentine’s Day great again! Then come back here and tell me all about it–I love hearing about your crafty triumphs!!

Paula Biggs

Owner at Frog Prince Paperie
Paula Biggs is a party planner, DIY crafter, and owner of Frog Prince Paperie, where you can find hundreds of party, craft and lifestyle ideas.


Saturday 25th of March 2023

What size are the hearts? I have a silhouette cameo and would like to make this.


Saturday 4th of February 2023

how do i find this, cant find it on design space

Paula Biggs

Wednesday 8th of February 2023

You can find it here: Enjoy!


Monday 7th of February 2022

Paula -

How do I access your paper heart garland on Cricut's Design Space? I was so excited to make this for my classroom, but I cannot find it! Help!

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