Valentines Day is coming up, so I wanted to work on some DIY valentines decor. My first thought with these hearts was to use them for a valentines garland, but I got some other ideas as I was making them so I just decided to see where I would end up with the craft supplies I had on hand.
To make these wrapped hearts you will need:
- Paper (optional for stencil)
- Pen/pencil (if using stencil)
- Yarn, twine, or something of the sort
I started out by hand drawing a heart shape on a piece of paper and then cutting it out to use it as a stencil. I didn't worry too much about the symmetry of the stencil because it wouldn't be very noticeable in the end anyways.
Next, I traced the stencil onto the cardboard, and cut out the first cardboard heart.
I then took the end of the yarn and taped it to the cardboard heart with a small piece of scotch tape so that it would hold while I wrapped it around the cardboard. Try to make sure the tape is small enough that it doesn't need to wrap around the edges of the cardboard heart - I found it was harder to wrap when the tape was on the edges because of the slippery surface.
On the first heart, I was really focusing on making sure no cardboard was peaking through, but I toned that down a bit on the rest of them because it seemed like a bit much.
To finish it off and secure the end of the yarn, I just tucked the end piece under another a couple of times.
After I had already finished the first one, I decided I wanted to add a little piece of twine for it to hang from, so I just tucked it under one of the pieces near the top crease of the heart, and then pulled it through and tied the ends together to make a loop.
After making a couple of the yarn wrapped hearts, I decided to make a couple using twine instead of yarn to change it up a little. As you can see, I didn't worry as much about the cardboard peeking through on these ones.
These were super easy to make, and they can be used for so many different things! Here are some ideas of things to use them for:
- Filler for a decorative dish
- Hanging mobile
- Ornaments on a tree
- Wall hanging
In my next blog post, you will get to see what I ended up using these for so stay tuned!