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Easy Valentines Love Garland

You can make this Easy Valentines Love Light Garland with a string of lights, cards, doilies and some pretty ribbon!  Perfect to add some love to your home this Valentine’s Day!

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Yay it’s February 1st!  One month closer to summer…ok, that’s a bit of a stretch.  But I really do like February…there’s something cozy about it….and the fact that Valentines Day is this month!

I actually really like Valentines Day.  Always have.  It’s a fun day just to take all kinds of love up a notch…we celebrate it by adding some pretty decorations around the house to brighten up our grey winter.  We also try to have a fun dinner like heart shaped pizzas, or make Cupid’s Cloud for dessert.  We keep it simple, but in the dead of winter this cute little day is most welcome!

So to kick off our Valentines Day decor, I made this cute and super easy love garland!  It has added a pretty splash of colour to our home, and the twinkly lights are very much enjoyed at night!

This Easy Valentines Love Garland can be made in less than 30 minutes for under $25.  Super cute.

Easy Valentines Love Garland {A Pretty Life}

Here’s How To:


  • String lights. I bought these lights from Target (they come with the cute lantern covers)
  • Doilies, Valentines Day cards, ribbon (3 different patterns) and mini clothes pins which were all bought at Michaels.
  • Heart shaped ornaments.  I bought these at Target a couple of years ago.
  • hole puncher
  • string (I used pink & white bakers twine)

How To:  
All I did was punch holes in the valentines day cards, thread the twine through the hole and tied them on to the string of lights.  I tied on the doilies the same way.  Then I tied on little pieces of each of the pretty ribbon, added the ornaments and hung it up.

Easy Valentines Love Garland {A Pretty Life}

The fun part of putting this garland together is that you can put what ever you like on it!  Tailor it to your likes…the more eclectic the better!

Easy Valentines Love Light Garland

And look how pretty it looks at night!  Warm, soft and lovely!

Easy Valentines Love Garland {A Pretty Life}

I hung it up on our fireplace for a simple Valentines Day mantel.  I especially love it at night.

Easy Valentines Love Light Garland

Easy Valentines Love Light Garland

Easy Valentines Love Garland {A Pretty Life}

 So there it is…just a simple and pretty garland.  SO easy, anyone can do it!

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I made this Love Garland as part of a Valentines Day blog hop with 10 fellow Canadian bloggers, and today, we are all unveiling our projects!  So if you want even more Valentines Day inspiration hop on over to see all of their love-ly projects…there are some really great ones!


From left to right, they are:

Cream Cheese and Mint Heart-shaped Lollipops by Craftberry Bush
My Easy Valentines Love Garland
Romantic Lace Candle Holders by The DIY Dreamer
Valentine’s Day Treat Bags with Iron-on Transfer Printables by Satori Design For Living
DIY Valentine Goodie Bags by The Sweet Escape
Chalkboard Instagram Photo Canvas by Fynes Designs
Easy DIY Heart-studded Leather Cuff by Suburble
DIY Valentine’s Tea Bag Set by Northstory
I Like You A “Hole” Lot Doughnut Hole Valentine by Clean and Scentsible 
Valentine’s Treat Tubes by Echoes of Laughter

Thank you for stopping in today!

Have a love-ly day!

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  • Reply
    February 1, 2014 at 5:30 AM

    That’s the most AWESOME Garland I have ever seen!!! It’s absolutely perfect Jo-Anna!!

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      February 1, 2014 at 8:35 AM

      Thank you so much Christine!

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    Virginia Fynes
    February 1, 2014 at 7:08 AM

    How Perfect! Very creative to use so many different elements! I love the paper cards and am always a sucker for party lanterns, great job!

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      February 1, 2014 at 8:36 AM

      Thanks Virginia! I’m a sucker for party lanterns too, lol!

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    February 1, 2014 at 9:34 AM

    Jo-Anna, I love this garland! It’s so full and colourful and fun! Pinned, lady!

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    February 1, 2014 at 10:01 AM

    Oh my, this is adorable! Love all the add-ons, and that string of lights with the paper lanterns is cute as a button!

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    February 1, 2014 at 11:48 AM

    This is so pretty Jo…I love that it lights up at night…I miss the soft glow from the Christmas tree…so this is perfect ! xo

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    Angie@Echoes of Laughter
    February 1, 2014 at 1:03 PM

    I love this so much Jo-Ann! The colours and everything you used are fabulous! It is so pretty and fun to look at! I really hope you are feeling better! Take care and get some rest! Angie xo

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    February 1, 2014 at 2:51 PM

    I love how random and whimsical this is!! So unique.

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    February 1, 2014 at 8:38 PM

    Absolutely adorable! I agree, I love twinkle lights at night…looks so sweet and cozy.


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    February 2, 2014 at 2:32 PM

    This is why I need a mantle. Right now all my garlands have been summoned to my daughter’s room hanging off her bookshelves. Gorgeous work and the best part is you can totally reuse the party lanterns in the summer!

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    Time With Thea
    February 5, 2014 at 8:21 AM

    I just think this is such a fabulous and creative idea! What fun to create! I bet the kids love it too! ~Thea

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    Dani @ lifeovereasy
    February 5, 2014 at 11:28 PM

    What a great idea! And I really love that you can light it up!

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    Krista @ the happy housie
    February 8, 2014 at 8:14 AM

    This is so cute Jo-Anna! I love that you used string lanterns as the foundation for it- I have to pin that and think I just may be using it for a future bunting! So creative and adorable:)

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    jenna baksa
    January 10, 2015 at 3:03 PM

    I just LOVE this. Great idea! Going to have to do one this year for Valentine’s day! xo

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    January 14, 2016 at 8:02 AM

    So dang cute! Love it all. Holly 🙂

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