Here is a simple, cheerful paper heart ornament. I saw it on Pinterest. I’ve been having fun on Pinterest feasting my eyes. Pinterest, as their site says,
“…is an online pinboard. Organize and share things you love.”
You can create an online collection of visual items sorted by categories that make sense to you. You can also search and find things other people have pinned on their own boards. When someone asked me if I had any blog posts on making paper ornaments I started looking for ideas on Pinterest.
These easy heart-shaped ornaments caught my eye and I followed the links back to Reese Dixon‘s site. She’s got loads of tutorials for Christmas ornaments, other seasonal projects, clothing, recipes, etc. She is seriously creative!
Paper Heart Ornament
Paper Trimmer or Scissors
Stapler and Staples
Ribbon or Cord to make loop for hanging
Glue Dots or Glue Gun with Hot Melt Glue
If you use double-sided paper you will need two strips of paper that are 1.5 inches wide by 12 inches long and 2 that are 1.5 inches wide by 8 inches long.
If you are using paper with the design on one side only, you need 4 strips of 1.5 x 12 inch paper and 4 strips of 1.5 x 8 inch paper.
Cut your paper and for single-sided paper align your strips back to back with the design facing out so you end up with two double-sided 12 inch strips and two double-sided 8 inch strips.
Take one double-sided 8-inch strip and bend it into an open loop with the open ends pointing down.
Now bend one double-sided 12 inch strip over the first loop, keeping all the ends aligned.
Staple near the bottom of the open ends.
Make another set of double loops.
With some super-strong glue dots or hot glue, attach these two double loops together to form a double heart.
Cut a piece of ribbon or cord and glue into a loop for hanging between the two double paper loops.
A little strip of paper glue around the staples gives it a finished look but isn’t necessary. Trying to describe how to do this is more complicated than just doing it.
Big, happy (and economical) hearts for your tree and if you are like me, you have some great paper waiting for this project.
Wasn’t that easy?