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!