DIY Valentine’s Day Clay Heart Garland!

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1 Hour

Do you decorate for Valentines Day? I like to, but I am enjoying more neutral decor these days. With Valentine’s Day approaching, I saw this cute idea inspired by @Vintageporch to make a clay heart garland! It is the perfect neutral garland that is so cute for Valentines Day!

First I covered a cookie sheet with tin foil. Then, I used a heart cookie cutter to shape about 10 hearts out of air dry modeling clay. I didn’t want them completely perfect and smooth I liked the texture and messiness to them.

I then laid each heart on the cookie sheet. I pushed a bobby pin down the center for a hole to pull the jute cord through. If the bobby pin pokes through your heart, no worries. Just add some clay over it and spread it out a bit.

I then baked them in the oven for 1 hour on 200 degrees to speed up the drying process. Even after that they needed a few hours to air dy. It may be easiest to let them dry overnight.

Once they were fully dried, I pulled them through on a jute cord and added a neutral bead for just a little extra something. The garland ended up being about 6t long. I love how it turned out. Let’s be honest, I just love love. If you make this garland be sure to tag me on Instagram so I can see!

Suggested materials:
  • Air dry modeling clay   (Amazon)
  • Heart shaped cookie cutters   (Amazon)
  • Bobby pins   (Amazon)
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  • Lora Lora on Feb 11, 2022

    I don't understand about the bobbypin is shaped and wooden ball put on?

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  • Dle17819828 Dle17819828 on Feb 11, 2022

    i usually make a hole with small straw in the clay heart, but i like bobbie pin idea. very nice, i also decorate with sequins, just glue on with tacky glue

  • Virginia B Virginia B on Feb 12, 2022

    I love your garland! Using bobbie pins for the hooks is a great idea. And, since wooden beads are so popular in home decor, adding the beads gives it an extra special touch. Thanks for sharing.