Easy Peasy Valentine Garland

If you thought paper chains were just for Christmas, think again! With Valentine’s Day swiftly approaching, here’s an easy peasy paper heart chain you can make in under half an hour.



All you need is some A4 thin card or craft paper in two or more colours. I used 125g/m² craft paper in three different shades of pink, but you could use any colours you like. You’re also need a pair of scissors and a stapler.


Step 1: Cut the craft paper in to 2cm wide strips along the short side of the paper.


Step 2: Fold the strips in half.


Step 3: Fold a strip in on itself.


Step 4: Staple the ends together.


It should look like this.


Step 5: Thread another strip through the heart you just made and repeat steps 3-4.


Keep adding hearts until your chain is as long as you want it to be. Easy peasy!


Note: This is an updated version of an old post from five years ago, which I rewrote and took new photographs for.

9 Comments on Easy Peasy Valentine Garland

  1. Aaron K Green
    29 January 2020 at 12:31 pm (8 months ago)

    The steps are so simple and easy to follow. I’m tempted to try this with the kids this weekend. Thank you.

  2. Treasure Every Moment
    29 January 2020 at 12:41 pm (8 months ago)

    Aww this is so cute! What a lovely idea to add a bit of Valentine’s Day love around the house :)

  3. Talya Stone
    29 January 2020 at 12:42 pm (8 months ago)

    What a lovely idea. And all it takes is a simple fold in the middle – genius!

  4. Sarah Howe
    29 January 2020 at 4:01 pm (8 months ago)

    Aw how lovely! I bet they would look fab all around the house and kids will love to make as well. I like the colours you have chosen too.

    29 January 2020 at 4:48 pm (8 months ago)

    That is such a lovely and cute idea. As an added bonus it’s easy enough to do and not particularly time consuming.

  6. Rachel
    29 January 2020 at 10:20 pm (8 months ago)

    How cute are these garlands! This is a great idea for a craft activity during half term :)

  7. Kelly-Anne
    29 January 2020 at 10:47 pm (8 months ago)

    Oh what a lovely ideas, my daughter loved making these chains over Christmas I’m sure she’d lovd these.

  8. Kara Guppy
    30 January 2020 at 12:14 pm (8 months ago)

    We love making paper chains and this is such a great idea

  9. Lyndsey OHalloran
    1 February 2020 at 5:00 pm (8 months ago)

    That’s a such a cute idea. I could do this with Erin for something fun to do.


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