Easy DIY Valentines Garland – Hugs & Kisses


The Christmas lyrics, Baby, it’s warm inside …. still rings true.  This past weekend, we warmed the house and were busy cutting and and creating our first Valentine’s Decorations – take a peak at our Hugs & Kisses Valentines Garland – designed especially for this lovely 31 Days of Love Series!!!

Valentines Garland hugs and kisses - an adorable paper garland for Valentine's Day

Continue below with us fill your house with X’s and O’s, too!

Hugs and Kisses Craft Idea - easy Valentines Day Garland

Such a sweet and simple way to make a paper Valentines Garland

We love Hugs and Kisses and what better way to show this with these easy paper Valentines Garland. Beautiful!

X’s and O’s are right to the point and feel so Scandinavian-simple in their shapes which is why they’re our entry point this year. We’ve had a lot fun making these and gift the house a great lift.

I look forward to seeing what you do with yours, too.

Easy Valentines Garland – This is what you’ll need:

Valentines Garland How to - Hugs and crosses materials needed


  • Colored Paper or Paper that you’ve painted or embellished in some way:
  • Cutting tool
  • Tape (Or stapler, if you prefer)
  • X and O template (Optional)

Easy Valentines Garland How To:

Step 1: Decide how tall you would like the X’s and O’s to be.

Step 2. Cut one-X shape and one-O shape for templates.

These should be the same height.

Step 3. Cut X’s on a folded piece of paper

Step 4. Cut O’s, the same height, from a single sheet of paper.

Valentines Day Garland IDeas

Fun valentines day garland - hugs and kisses

(note: Cut equal number x’s and o’s, if you would like to make a chain like we’ve made.)

Step 5. Once you have cut the X’s and O’s, it is time to interlock them.

Easy Hugs and Kisses Garland for Valentines Day

To do so, slip the X, into the inner ring of the O

The fold of the x will be inside the inner circle area and the outer point of the x will go into the next inner circle. Tape or staple the open leg of the x, in the inner circle.

how to make a hugs and kisses garland for valentines day decorations

Step 6. Decorate!

valentines day decorations - hugs and kisses garlands!

Wishes for many X and O days ahead!  I really love the simplicity of these but by embellishing or changing the paper there are limitless ways for you to make these your own. In fact, I’d love to see this some jumbo or miniature sized, as well. If you use this tutorial, I’d love to see what you do! You can share with us on Facebook or Instagram and use the hashtag #willowdayprojects

Hugs and kisses valentines day decorations

adorable valnetines day decorations, make these hugs and kisses valentines garlands

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