I’ve been making little things here and there for my cousin’s wedding shower, and these paper hearts on a string are my current project. They look like simple strips of folded paper, but when you pull on the strings the magic happens. Annie is absolutely obsessed with them (I can’t blame her, they’re pretty fun), and they’re so easy to make I gave her one to play with.
Cardstock (It’s best if it has color on both sides)
Cut your paper into strips ten inches long by one inch wide.
Fold your strips in half. I alternated pattern side-out, for funsies.
Place a centered mark two inches from the FOLD, and a half-inch from the top.
Hole-punch over the marks you just made.
String the twine through the holes like the diagram above illustrates.
Cut off any extra twine and tie a loop or knot at the end.
Five hearts fit on 36-inches of twine.
Pull the strings! That’s Annie’s favorite part. Slide the hearts on the string until you achieve your desired look. I like them snug together.
If you keep the string tight, you can tape the strings of hearts up as decoration. You can also put a drop of glue or a rolled piece of tape on either side of the outer hearts to keep everything in place. Or, when they’re flat, mail hearts to a friend to make him/her smile!
Annie says, “Hearts for everyone!”
Any questions, let me know. Have fun!
This is so cute, I’m going to have to try this at home with my granddaughter.
My best friend has to undergo abdominal surgery soon. I am fairly confident I can actually do this craft for her! My older daughter will have so much fun making this for my friend… great idea!
Love, love, LOVE this!!! I am a teacher and like to make the others teachers on my team a welcome back gift….this is IT! Thanks Heather.
So cute! This would be fun for my class around Valentine’s Day. Thanks for sharing!
This is adorable! I’m going to do this with my daughter. Btw, I always see Mike when I look at Annie’s pictures… in this picture all I see is you.
I had the same thought!
They look great fun
Did you use a special size hole puncher? In the pictures, the hole looks smaller than a standard hole puncher.
I did, but not on purpose, I couldn’t find my regular hole punch! Luckily the size of the hole doesn’t make a difference!
Thanks- I’m pinning it to do with my students for Valentine’s Day. They will think it is pretty cool.
I realize this is probably one of the simplest crafts you do, but my mouth dropped open and now I know what we are doing this weekend with all the paper I have.
I made these today at work during my tea break and they were a huge hit with my coworkers! They took only a few minutes to make and looked wonderful – I’ll definitely be trying this again!
Yay!! Also, I need more tea breaks in my life.