A fun garland to hang in your window, over your table etc. This activity was featured on The Crafty Crow! Check them out for more Valentine’s Day fun! http://www.thecraftycrow.net/2015/02/hugs-kisses-valentine-garland.html Materials Burlap, twine (we received this as a kit for Christmas from a craft store, but you could easily cut and sew the edges of regular burlap or use scrap fabric) Felt Fabric scissors Needle Beads (optional) Embellishments (embroidery floss, gems, sequins etc.) Sewing marker Small lids (One larger and one smaller) Fabric glue Ruler Directions On your felt, trace around 2 lids to make the “O”s. The larger lid makes the outside circle of the “O” and the smaller makes the inner circle to cut out. Fold the felt in half to make a incision for cutting out the inner circle. A simple way to make the “X”s is to draw out strips of felt the width of a ruler, cut them in half and cross them over each other in an “X” formation, putting a dot of fabric glue to hold them together. Glue or sew your letters onto the burlap banner flags. (make sure you put the glue on the side with the fabric marker, so it is concealed.) Add any embellishments that you may like on or surrounding the letters (sewing, sequins etc.) and lace (with a needle) the flags onto your cord, adding beads in between should you like. Purpose Recognizing symbols associated with various seasons or celebrations. Cutting various materials. Safety Notes Fabric scissors and needles can be sharp. Exercise caution and use with direct adult supervision. Be sure to wear to wear a smock and use a craft tray to protect your clothing and surfaces from the fabric glue. Beads can be a choking hazard, therefore be sure to keep them out of the reach of children ages 0-3 years or those that tend to put things into their mouths. Please like & share: One Response Cassi February 4, 2015 Another winner! I don’t know how you manage to come up with so many great ideas! I’ll be sharing it on The Crafty Crow later this week Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.