Monday, February 14, 2011

Paper Heart Ornament

Happy Valentine's Day!

Today, I'm sharing with you this fun craft and our first ever video blog! Below are the instructions to get you ready to craft along with the video. Even if you aren't crafting, you can watch the video and see how I closed me sweater with a clothes pin...

What you will need to make the paper hearts above:

1) Stapler (OR glue and binder clip)
2) Scissors and paper cutter
3) Hole punch
4) Paper * - 12" strips x 2, 10" x 3, 7" x 3
5) string or yarn for hanging

* You can use any kind of paper: maps, comic books, sheet music, construction paper, etc.

Before watching the video you will need to cut out your paper strips. You can see above I used sheet music. has some great directions for making similar ornaments and different sizes. If you get confused, check out their website.

1) Cut two strips that are 12 inches long and 1.5 inches wide.

2) Cut two strips that are 10 inches long and 1.5 inches wide.

3) Cut three strips that are 7 inches long and 1.5 inches wide.

Below are a couple variations

Variation 1-
Omit the extra 7" strip.

Variation 2-
Omit the 7" Strip and do not tuck the strips into the bottom. Instead collect them all at the top and staple. This works well with heavier paper

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