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Make A Scrap Leather Heart Garland

Hi friends! I’m Angela from Number Fifty-Three and I’m so super thrilled to be back here with another contributor post for you all! How To Make A Scrap Leather Heart Garland. I secretly love Valentine’s Day, but since I live in a house full of boys I can’t really go all out pink and girly without having a major mutiny on my hands, so I try to keep decorations simple and neutral. And, this actually works out perfect as I’m not totally the frilly type and earth tones blend so well with our current décor.

How To Make A Scrap Leather Heart Garland over a mantel with books and a portrait

Truthfully, this has ended up being one of my favorite crafts ever. And the absolute bonus is that this leather heart garland is beyond simple to make. If you don’t want to use leather you can use felt or another stiff material. If lighting your fireplace make sure to take the garland down first.

White painted fireplace with leather heart garland book stack and mirror over fireplace

You just need a few supplies to make this leather heart garland: pen, heart template (I used a cookie cutter), fabric shears, scrap leather (sold by the bag at craft stores), waxed thread (found in the same section as the leather) and a leather hole punch.

Leather heart garland and books on a mantel with a portrait

Simply trace the heart template onto the back of your leather scraps (every bag is different so you never really know what you are going to get) and cut them out.
Leather heart garland and books on a mantel

Use the smallest opening on your punch to make two holes at the top of each heart and string together.

Heart garland from leather


White painted fireplace with books on top for display with candelabra and portrait

See! I told you this was super easy! Make sure to keep this out of reach of children and pets it could be a strangulation hazard.

Leather heart garland and cat
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  1. I love this! You can buy scrap leather? I had no idea!! Such a great alternative since you live in a house full of boys. You’ve totally inspired me.

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