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{valentine’s how-to: sweet nothings garland}

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. . . very much smitten with this impossibly sweet glitter garland, perfect for valentine’s day, birthdays, or perhaps even, a random sunny wednesday in mid-winter . . .

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{you will need:}
a printer, a sheet of white paper, scissors, glue, glitter, a glue gun, some baker’s twine, embroidery thread or satin ribbon, if you like

{one}
print out the words “i love you” in all caps in a font of your choice (here, arial font, black, size 100 pt)

{two}
cut out letters

{three}
apply a generous amount of glue to the front of each letter and sprinkle with glitter (here, red glitter, but pink or gold would also be lovely)

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{four}
organize letters glitter side down and backwards, then lay out the length of string or ribbon that you would like

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{five}
place a small dot of hot glue at the top of the first letter, and sink the string in; repeat for each letter, ensuring that they are the correct distance apart

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{six}
hang somewhere lovely, in a doorway or an archway, perhaps, and expect to be kissed . . .

{images and instructions adapted from lovely indeed!}

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