How to Tie a Celtic Heart Knot Garland

Learn how to tie a Celtic heart knot to be used in a Celtic Heart Knot Garland for decor, gift-wrapping, or a fun kid’s craft. We’ve made our Celtic heart knots from Paracord, an inexpensive item available in so many colors!

Celtic Heart Knot Garland

Celtic Heart Knot Garland

If you need a quick bunting, kid’s necklace, or package decoration, we have a ridiculously quick craft in store for you today. You’ll need a bit of Paracord, your fingers, and 5 minutes.

This little paracord tutorial is great as a banner or garland, but we also used it for gift wrapping. Once you start making them, it’s hard to stop. Let’s get started.

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close up of teal and red celtic heart knot garland on wood background

Supplies for a Celtic Heart

This quick garland is put together using only one supply: Paracord. It’s very inexpensive, either in the craft store or on Amazon. I bought this paracord bundle because it was the best option.

Valentines day Gift Wrap Ideas

Ways to Use the Celtic Heart Knot

Commonly, this Celtic heart knot is used for necklaces or bracelets, but when you tie multiple hearts in a row, it gives it such appeal.

  • we used our Celtic knot garland to wrap a gift
  • a garland to decorate for St. Patrick’s day (we used this green paracord)
  • a bracelet for my daughter (I had to use a tiny clasp we had on hand)

How to Make a Celtic Heart Knot

Anyway, after trying a few ways to tie a Celtic knot, it becomes pretty easy and you figure out the whole “adjust until tight” bit. The most viewed video on YouTube is TIAT’s.

I will say, however, that I found this one to be how I prefer to tie the Celtic Heart Knot garland.

So now I have about 85 feet of Paracord left… Got any ideas for using it? Save this to Pinterest to come back to later. Your shares are how we grow and we sincerely appreciate them.

Yield: 5 feet of Celtic heart knot garland

How to Tie a Celtic Heart Knot Garland

Celtic Heart Knot Garland

Learn how to tie a Celtic heart knot to be used in a Celtic Heart Knot Garland for decor, gift-wrapping, or a fun kid's craft.

Active Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Difficulty Easy


  • Paracord


  1. There are many ways to tie a Celtic heart knot garland, but check out the two Youtube videos above for step by step visual directions.
  2. We spaced ours a few inches apart which looks great for both a garland or gift wrapping.
  3. Be sure to burn the ends when you're done so the Paracord doesn't fray.


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  1. What a lovely simple knot. Thanks very much!
    I am generally not good with knots, but this one – I picked it up. Yayyy!
    Next I am going to teach my kids this knot. Great activity. We generally get activity ideas from Family Education, Jumpstart, or AnoDonkey Design
    I have tried learning celtic knots before this and have failed. Perhaps I started with difficult ones. Thanks again!

  2. I love, love, love this heart!! Also, middle of the night web surfing is sometimes the best thing! Thank you for linking up for Pinworthy Wednesday!

    1. Very true, Raewyn – late night Internet surfing is sometimes the only kind of Internet surfing I can fit into the day. Thanks for dropping by from the party.

  3. These are so pretty, I need to get some Paracord and try this – thank goodness for Amazon Prime! Pinning and tweeting. Thanks for sharing at What’d You Do This Weekend? :)

    1. Thanks, Joy. I’m quite spoiled now because of Prime and I just found out you can ‘gift’ it to family members for free. Amazon is sort of cornering the market on wicked-fast shipping!

  4. Thanks for sharing this at What’d You Do This Weekend. I want to try to make this. I think my granddaughters would find them charming.

    Have a “super” weekend,

    1. Eeek, thank you so much for the feature, Heather! Will be there again this week – thanks for hosting such a fun party.

    1. Carol, thank you so much for the feature. And you’re so right – the possibilities just keep coming with this little garland.

  5. I love this and it looks like something even my clumsy fingers can manage! LOL

    “I’m so athletic, I surf the internet”– I’ll be laughing about that one all day.

    1. Don’t you just love the people who come up with these fabulous things, Jennifer? I am grateful to late-night Internet surfing for finding them. :)

    1. Thank you so much for the pin. They are easy to make but it takes a few minutes to figure out how much space between them to use. I started off with many inches and in the end, started tying them with only about and inch of “free space.” After they are pulled tight, the space between the hearts really opens up.

  6. Thanks for the great tutorial. I think this would be amazing done in twine with some burlap bows for a garland. Gonna try it…thanks!

  7. I have personally never made any knots at all but I do love how this came out. Although I know you said it would take me 5 minutes I’m thinking I might have to add a 0 to the end of that and make it 50.

  8. Yes, yes now where is the summer Olympics sport for surfing the internet? My Google foo is very strong. I bet I could even win in a competition! What a simple and cute project Sarah. Thanks for bringing the good all of the way around over here today!

    1. Aw, thank you so much, Heather! Coming from you (and your wonderful projects) that is such a compliment!

  9. I love this cute knot! It’s simple and classic. I laughed at your husband saying you know every meme on the internet! lol My husband will show me memes all the time and I’m always like, “Yeah I’ve seen that before.” LOL OLD NEWS BABY! jk

    1. Either we have way too much time on our hands, or our brains are now wired to absorb all the quirky stuff on the Internet. :)