I would like to say this is quick and easy DIY ombre hearts but I have to leave the quick part out this time! But very easy and super fun project for Valentine’s Day or maybe someone’s birthday party – possibly a photo booth idea?
Originally I wanted to make three of these for my table setting, to run through the table maybe. But when I hung them against the wall so that they would not get all tangled up, they were looking pretty nice that way. So I decided to make couple more to see how it would look and finally realized that I want and need to do way more. And at some point I decided that I want to use all of my pink paper instead of storing it and shoving it back where I found it. I was on it! Actually you can’t see all of them here, there are more lurking behind the corner.
So what you need is different shades of pink or red paper, only if you want to make them ombre. I had 4 different shades of pink and two of them are really hard to tell apart. I also made them ombre since I happened to found some leftover paper in the box of my crafting supplies. You also need sharp scissors and a sewing machine.
First I make one heart shape mold from blue cardboard and using that I draw hearts on the paper – as many as I could possible fit in one page. To speed up the process try to cut at least 3 or 4 paper sheets at the same time keeping the one you draw the hearts to on top. Clever eh? (Hah, I didn’t remember that grade one trick the first hour :D) Cut the hearts out and when done cutting, sew two hearts together in your wanted colour order and finally fold them open. I didn’t measure the wreath lengths or anything, probably should have. Now some of them are longer than the others. Be careful though, I got a couple of these so tangled up that I had to cut them open and do it again. So be quick to solve any little tangles before any further damage. And that’s pretty much it.
If you want to make the process faster you can buy one of those squeeze punch things. But I did it the old fashioned way since I wasn’t planning to do this many in the first place. 😀 But that being said If I would make more or do it again I would probably get one of those. Sewing part was pretty fast and also my favourite part.
Now I just have to figure out a way to store them. I’m definitely not throwing them away after my hard work. I was thinking maybe to save some used paper towel rolls, but then I don’t have that many and definitely can’t wait that long to get enough aaaand I’m don’t know if they would get tangled in there anyways. Any tips are more than welcome!
I hope you give it a try!