Time to get something on the front door for Valentines Day. Browsing around on Pinterest today, I saw these cute hearts made using just strips of one inch wide papers. I thought it was cute and simple, and wouldn't take me a month of Sunday's to make. So here it is...and of course I had to add some awesome stuff from My Creative Time!
I used five strips of paper on each side of the heart. So you cut two of each. Mine are one inch wide and then 12, 11, 10, 9, and 8 inches in lengths....two of each. Putting all of the ends together punch a hole. Then flip them, put all the other ends together and punch another hole. If you are using designer papers put like sides together. Starting with the shortest, put like sides together. Add the next longest on each of the outer sides. Add the next longest...like sides facing in...one on each side. Do this till all your strips are together.
I used ribbons to tie the bottom ones together. I then used a piece of twine to secure the ribbons by tying a bow. To do the top holes, curve the shortest ones in towards each other. Take the next longest, tucking it between the shortest, lining up your holes. Then do the next longest strip and do the same. Continue on until all your strips are tucked in, forming a heart. Thread twine or ribbon through the holes and tie to secure.
I used one of the newest dies from My Creative Time for the hearts at the top and the one at the bottom. I used my hot glue gun to glue on the hearts and then added a felt heart to the centers using a dimensional adhesive.
This wasn't the easiest to get a good pic, hope you get the idea though. I love how that fancy heart die finished off the top! Love me some My Creative Time!
Hope my instructions are clear, and I think from looking at the pictures you really can figure out how to do it. Pick out some of your designer papers and make one for yourself.
Here is the die I used for that pretty heart.
So, there you go...a cute nesting of hearts for your door or anywhere else you may want to hang one. This would be perfect for teachers to decorate their classrooms!