Hello Lovebirds! At long last I am answering the many requests for this tutorial! So many couples want these heart garlands for wedding decorations, but I’ve also had customers who just want to buy one for themselves. I usually resist selling them because they don’t hold up well in transit. I can occasionally be called on to produce a large quantity for delivery to a local wedding, but shipping them tends to be kind of hard on them, and they require large boxes. So in answer to all your pleas, here is how to make these lovelies!
Old paper back books
Hot glue gun & glue
Paper trimmer (to cut straight strips!)
Wow! That was a big list, huh? I’ll bet you have all that on hand already, so here we go!
Cut strips of paper from your book pages using the paper trimmer. I cut mine between 1/4″ and 3/8″ wide. It’s not an exact science; they don’t have to be perfectly all the same width, but the paper trimmer not only helps cut them straight, but also helps you keep them in the same ballpark for width! After you have a nice pile of strips, fold them all in half, like you see in this picture above. Looking for more Rustic Wedding Ideas? How about our amazing Antler Handled Cake Knives & Servers! Find them HERE! Regretfully, I failed to take a picture of the next step, but you can get the idea from the picture below! Put a dot of hot glue in the crease of one strip and pinch it together. When the glue has set, pull the two sides of the strip around in the opposite direction of the pinched crease. See below: HERE!
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