Yup, that's right! Plastic bag Valentine hearts.
But first, let me tell you about Aunt Peaches. Do any of you know her? I stumbled upon her blog a few months ago and fell instantly in love. She is witty, creative, unique and just plain fun. You kind of get the feeling that if you were to meet her, you would want her to be your best friend.
So about a week ago, she posted a tutorial for Valentine Garlands from Plastic Grocery Bags. And darn, these things looked pretty! I had to have a go at them.
So here's my attempt...
I love them! The only change I made was to add some vintage button "tails" on the ends of some of the garlands.
I can't help myself. This little junque shop I go to often has mason jars filled with lovely assortments of vintage buttons, and I must immediately buy them. Now I am swimming in buttons and must find ways to include them in just about everything I do.
You may notice one little heart with a rose print on it? Well, that was my attempt at putting vintage fabric between clear plastic bags to see how it would work. My hope was that the plastic would kind of melt through the fabric. But it didn't work that way, and most of the plastic bag peeled off. But one or two hearts did stay together, so I put them in.
If you have a moment, and you think you might want to try these unique garlands, visit Aunt Peaches' blog. Her tutorial will teach you!