I got the idea from this garland and used this paper for the hearts.
Supplies: Heart template, paper, scissors, sewing machine, thread
Cost: $0 if you already have paper
First I printed the patterned paper.
I cut out all of the hearts.
The hearts were sorted by pattern and I decided the order I wanted them on the garland.
It turned out far better than I thought it would and I was so impressed and excited at how nice they looked that I made 7 strings of garland...yes, 7. :-\ I made two for my casa and a set to mail each of my sisters and to give to three friends.
I wrapped the garland around a 1/4 of a piece of card stock to mail it.