Sunday, January 15, 2012

Be still my heart.


I was just itching to make some items for Valentine's Day. I know...we are nowhere close to that yet, but I couldn't help it! I had some left over card stock from the fringed flower (see last blog). I wanted to make something for over the fireplace because it seems so bare at the moment.


I just love the way it turned out. I took the left over pieces of red and pink card stock and cut them into 1" pieces. The length is whatever you want, my red ones were 7 3/8" only because that's how long the red paper left was. I made the pink strips 2" shorter and the book page ones 2" smaller. I have an old book from the thrift store bought for a buck with old music in it. I used a couple of these pages for the inner hearts. You can use magazine or newspaper even.




Here's a close up of the hearts hot glue and all! I cleaned them up prior to hanging them. First I folded all the strips in half. Then I matched up sets of three strips one in each color. The red on the outside I took and matched up the ends on one side and hot glued between layers just on the edge. I then went to the other end of the strips and hot glued those three together. You now have a layered "V". Well, kind of. Then you take the two layered ends and fold them in to the center to make a heart shape and glue the 2 sets of ends together.  I then ran a strip of hot glue down the top crease and put some pom pom string I had left from decorating another time. You could use ribbon, twine, seam binding? Very easy!


They can be used in so many ways. I made a garland but you could make a layered wreath. See how Swedish this looks?


Here's some close ups of the garland.




This whole project cost less than $2 if you make it with bought supplies. I made mine from scraps. I spend 2 hours tops on this. It's a great project for kids to help as well. My husband even sat down and helped with this one :)


Hope you enjoyed!

Until Next time Dear Reader,

Chatty Cathy

I am sharing this project on Aderberry Hill here





11 comments:

  1. Hello! New to your blog! Yes, your heart garland looks very Swedish! I love the simplicity of paper hearts, so pretty and dainty! A little girl's valentine dream. A new follower, andrea@townandprairie

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  2. Cute, cute! Love the paper chains! Great tutorial too!

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  3. This is adorable! I really love it. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thank you so much Debbie! I love your tutorials. Hopefully armed with them I can make this blog look nicer! Thanks so much for all you do for us bloggers!

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  4. You can copy my drying rack if I can copy this! Super cute idea! Scissors I can handle. Power tools, well, I'm learning :) Let me know if you need any up close pictures of the drying rack. Will be happy to oblige. Also a new follower.

    ~Amanda

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    1. Thank you! I'd love a close up of the hinge area ie: how it locks in place. My email is clipyourstring@gmail.com

      Thank you for becoming a follower!

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    2. Oh and YES! You can copy anything you want from my blog :)

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