Cut an even number of strips of fabric 3 inches wide and 18 inches long. Alternate colors as desired.
Cut thick string to size based on mantle length. Thread pieces of fabric onto the string alternating colors as desired.
Drill symmetrical holes on each side of a wooden heart.
Apply stain as desired to the wooden hearts.
Attach mini paper hearts to the wooden hearts using hot glue.
Thread the completed hearts onto a piece of string the same length as the previous.