Paper Hearts

When I was deciding the project to make for today, I had to reach out to my dad. I was having one of those overwhelming moments where I wanted to create…but couldn’t find anything inspiring. Luckily, my dad is crafty so I could reach out to ask him for some ideas. He brought up that Valentine’s day is coming up, which I completely forgot about, and sent me some pictures of crafts he liked. There were a bunch that I loved and can choose from for future projects, but this is the one that spoke most to me at the time!

I used:

Twine
Hot glue gun
Scissors
Paper
A hanger

I had some wallpaper sample books laying around that I thought would work well for this, so I went through them and found some pinks and sparkly whites to pick from. I cut out a bunch of hearts from the ones I chose. There were various sizes, but I think the larger ones actually worked best for this and I probably could have made larger ones. After I cut the hearts out, I made a slit about halfway down each heart between the bumps.

Once my hearts were cut, it was time to heat up the glue gun. I took each heart and individually pinched the bumps together at the slit so that the fronts both touched, but the center of the heart bumped forward. After I had them all glued into shape, it was time to set up my hanger. I used a normal plastic hanger as my base, and tied 6 strips of twine evenly spaced across the bottom.  

Normally, I would lay everything out and make sure it’s perfect… but I wasn’t feeling like perfection today. I just grabbed a heart, added some glue, picked a spot on the twine, and repeated until it was filled up. Then, of course, I had to have a photo shoot in front of my new heart backdrop! Next time, I will make my hearts a little bigger and maybe add some circles or hang it on a longer rod rather than a hanger. But for now, this is an adorable way to take some cute Valentines pictures. 😊 As always, if you take any fun pictures or videos, tag me on Instagram @SmileMakePeopleWonder and use the hashtag #DandelionSmiles. Don’t forget to subscribe so you don’t miss out on the next exciting idea.

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