The lector at Mass last Sunday unknowingly inspired this craft.  She read the scipture passage from First Corinthians so slowly, peacefully and joyfully that I really kept thinking about it for the next few days… and soon enough it inspired this Valentine garland.  It’s a project the whole family can work on together.

To make the banner, simply cut hearts out of colored cardstock.  Then cut slightly smaller hearts out of white paper.  Write the key words about love from 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 on each heart.  Punch holes in the top corners of the colored hearts.  Then string the hearts together with ribbon or yarn.

You can either write the words yourself, or if you would like, a digital download of all of the hearts is available for purchase on Etsy.  (We also have a French version of the bannner.) Your purchase will help us to keep bringing you new craft and baking ideas.

cardstock heart pdf etsy
Love is patient, love is kind. It is not jealous, [love] is not pompous, it is not inflated, it is not rude, it does not seek its own interests, it is not quick-tempered, it does not brood over injury,
it does not rejoice over wrongdoing but rejoices with the truth.  It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.  Love never fails. 
decorate heart garland

Parents and older children might need to do most of the work of cutting out the hearts.  But the most fun part is letting even the youngest children decorate the hearts. 

And at, of course…


glitter scripture heart garland

Happy Valentine’s Day!

P.S. If you would like to purchase the digital download of the scripture hearts, simply click here.

P.S.S.  We also have a French version of the banner because we love French, and you might too.

francais French heart banner