Cute Valentine’s Garland and Cookies

Earlier this month I took down the gingerbread cookie garland I had hanging in my kitchen window.  The window was looking a bit bare, so I wanted to make something to dress it up again, but in a Valentine’s theme.  This time I opted for paper hearts, embellished with some buttons, beads and pretty twine.

I been enjoying the new garland over my kitchen window, and this week I had some time to make some cute matching cookies.  Simple shapes and designs, with a fun pop of blue.

For the cookies, I used my favorite sugar cookie recipe (here) and iced them with royal icing (recipe here).

For the garland I used…

Paper hearts (I cut mine out with my Cricut, but you could use a punch, or cut them by hand)

Twine (from The Twinery– I used Maraschino and Pink Sorbet )

Buttons

Wooden beads (I bought a bag of all pink ones from Wal-Mart)

~ Directions ~

Decide on the length of your garland and prepare as many hearts as you need to fill the length.  Attach two or more hearts together (as desired) using any kind of glue or adhesive (I use Tombo adhesive).  String twine through a button and make a bow.  Attach button to prepared hearts using glue dots, or tacky glue.  When you have your hearts dressed as desired with buttons, punch small holes on each side of the hearts (at the top).  String paper hearts and wooden beads along a double thick length of twine.  Tie ends, hang up and enjoy!

Happy Crafting!

43 comments

  1. I love your garland and matching cookies! The colors are particularly sweet. I'd love to decorate my kitchen window similarly. I just need to think about what to tie it to. (We don't have shutters, we've got sliding flat windows)

  2. I LOVE the garland and the cookies! That color scheme is my favorite, and I have been planning some V-day cookies in those same colors:) After seeing yours I am more motivated than ever!

  3. I love the blue cookies. :) It's a nice change to the usual pink & red's. :)

  4. Beautiful colors! What kind of food coloring do you use? I made some cookies and used Wilton and was sooo not happy with the icing color. :( I LOVE that blue. So pretty and Spring like!

  5. Absolutely beautiful! Once again, I'm longing for cookie skills!

  6. WOW I love these you always take my breath away..So talented!!!

  7. Oh I love the colours Glory. So pretty!

  8. I am loving this post.

  9. WOW it takes a lot to impress me and you totally did LOL Those look so amazing : )

    Paula

  10. Adorable! what a great idea!

  11. LOVE the cookie color palette-so cute & fun!

  12. Just found your blog and love it. How do you frost your cupcakes? What type of tips do you use?

  13. Love these! You are amazing with royal icing. And I love the pop of blue.

  14. CUTE! I love all your garland designs!

  15. LOVE the cookie Garlands you make Glory!

  16. Those cookies are beautiful!

  17. I found this blog last week and i just love what you do. I feel the same way.i too decorate my kitchen with stuff. I have not thought of incorporating buttons lol. Very nice idea. I like how you tell us where you got them from. I am assuming you would like us to try it. I love vday and baking vday cookies. just love your cookies simple and to the point:)

  18. Oh this is completely gorgeous – i love all the colours and the cookies are so pretty!
    Rachie xo

  19. Love both the garland and the cookies… that blue is my favorite color!!!

  20. Beautiful! Love that garland! Hope over and enter my first give away.
    mickey
    http://monstermama-monstermama.blogspot.com/

  21. Cute! I love it! I was wondering what to do to add a little Valentine "spirit" around here! Thanks for the idea!
    Love you!
    Cecilia

  22. So in love with the garland…can I have a cookie! XO

  23. Oooh, how cute! I love these colors together and the cookies look perfect!

  24. This is so cute. Your cookies are so perfect for this valentines day! I can't wait to receive a gift as cute as your cookies.

  25. Love that garland! I am having a Valentine's party for my kids and we are going to make it. Where do you get a small hole punch? I just have a standard one, but I think that'd be too large for the size hearts I'd like to make. Thanks!

  26. SUPER cute Glory! So chic & pretty!

  27. Oh Glory…you have SUCH an eye for color…it is simply amazing.

    LOVE.

    Would you come pick out a wardrobe for me? With your taste, something tells me you would be good at it!!

  28. These r darling. Whoever won the drawing on 27 Jan? Pls post, so hope it is me- sewnangel@gmail.com. Well I ordered some of the circle labels for my Mom & 2 friends for sm V day gifts. They are lovely. Thks for showing them!
    Auntie Pam of sunny & warm So California

  29. I can't decide if I prefer the cookies or the garland, they're both so lovely! I love the splash of blue too :)

  30. Oh, this is so cute! I extra like it. You have such a great eye for color.

  31. very cute! love the colors you chose!

  32. Nicole- I think I got the small hole punch from Michael's (I've had it a while so I can't remeber for sure).

    Pam- Sorry I've been slow to post the Tiny Prints winner! I have already chosen a winner (using random.org), and contacted them. I'll try to post it tonight!

  33. This is definitely perfect for this coming valentines. I am sure that my daughters will love these cookies of yours.

  34. I like how you incorporated twine when making these cookies.

  35. LOVE the cookies and would like to make them for my girls' preschool class party on Monday. Can you tell me what color of blue you used?

  36. Dusty- I often mix blues, and I don't remember for sure if I did on these cookies or not! I almost always start with sky blue (from Americolor).

  37. Hi – Would you mind if I use an image with the link I have posted back to your article? http://www.willynillyknits.com/2012/01/10/17-bunting-banner-garlands-for-valentines-day/ You can let me know via twitter – @willynillyknits

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