To make the garland, I removed twelve pages from one of my books and cut a "V" out of the bottom of each one.
The I folded back the top edge about 1/2".
Through the years I have collected vintage Valentines. They are perfect for this, although I didn't want to attach them directly to the banner (I hate to do anything permanent to them). So, I made color copies of some of them on card stock and then cut each one out.
I then used double stick tape to attach the copies to the little book pages.
To finish it off, I laid red and white bakers twine across the fold at the top of each page, then put some double stick tape under the flap and sealed it down.
So easy! I did the whole thing from start to finish while watching Biggest Loser last night.
And there are lots of ways you can display garlands... doorways, walls, bookshelves, windows, mantels, etc.