Monday, January 14, 2013

hip handmade heart streamers.


Hi ya, I'm Kelly. Mom to buddy roo + two, designer, project manager & blogger at Westover Manor. Where I share my style, show off my little ones and talk a bit about life and design.

I almost never decorate for holidays. Christmas is my one exception. It's the only one I feel that needs the extra stuff to really make it feel magical. But this year I'm trying make bigger deals of holidays so the kiddos know they are special, and different than other days and times in the year.

Plus, these make the house feel all nice and cozy and cutesy and we could use a little cozy and cutesy around here. It is a lovely little holiday that silly St. Valentines day.

I used a Plain and Simple magazine for these and truth be told it felt a little sacrilegious tearing one of those little Martha beauties into little heart shaped bits. But I liked the texture of the pages the best out of all the magazines I had in the house. I've seen these made with book pages, but that would really truly feel sacrilegious.


Magazine Pages 
Hole Punch

steps1 | westover manor

How To//
Tear out a dozen or so magazine pages. 
Fold in half, then half again. 
Trim the uneven edges and cut open the folded edge. 
Fold in half one more time. 
Trim out your heart shape.

steps2 | westover manor

Punch two holes in the center of the heart. 
'Sew' the string through the holes. 
Tie each heart off with loose knots, large enough so the holes won't slip through. 
Hang & enjoy!

VALENTINES DAY | westover manor


  1. What a simple but lovely idea!!

  2. What a cute decor idea for Valentine's Day. I bet my kids would enjoy making these with me. Thanks for sharing.