Saturday, February 7, 2015

Valentine 3D Heart Within A Heart

Thinking about a quick and easy way to decorate for Valentine's .  .   .  one that's different and catches the eye of your loved ones?  How about making a hanging 3D heart within a heart?

Materials needed:

  • cardboard
  • glittered cardstock
  • pencil
  • scissors
  • glue stick
  • decorative beads
  • twine

All you have to do is:
  • Draw two 1/2 heart images (smaller heart in center) on a 5 1/2"x8 1/2" cardboard and cut out.

  • Fold six or more* -  8 1/2"x11" sheets of glittered cardstock in half and using the cutout cardboard heart image, draw the hearts on the plain side of the cardstock, on the folded edge and cut out.  Make sure all the edges match perfectly.   * You can cut out as many as twelve hearts for a nice full, twirly look.  Also, save the middle hearts, glue together same way for cute little ornaments!

  • Using a glue stick, apply glue to the plain side of one closed heart and press a second closed heart together, making sure edges match.

  • Continue gluing hearts to one side until you have two sets of three or four hearts together.  Let dry completely.

  • For a bit of bling, add decorative beads to hanging twine and place beaded end in center of open heart group.
  • Apply glue to twine so that the beaded end is hanging down and straight.  Let glue dry.  
  • Once the twine is dry, close heart and glue second heart group to first group and let dry completely.  Finally, open and admire your handicraft!

Hang your open heart under a chandelier or in the window.  Make several and have a beautiful wonderland of glittery hearts!

Take a little time to enjoy


Happy Crafting!

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  1. Gail, that's fabulous! Thank you for the tutorial too!

  2. How cute! I'll have to try this with my son! (found you on Snickerdoodle Sunday)

  3. That turned out really great Gail! It's so clever, and I love the beads hanging in the middle.

  4. I would love to hang a few of this on my bedroom ceiling around this time of the year:)

  5. So pretty and very eye-catching! Bet it's gorgeous hanging in a window with those little beads catching the sun! Thanks for another great tutorial Gail!

  6. Very pretty and great tutorial on how you made it. Thanks for sharing on the Spring Craft Blog Hop. Pinned and Tweeted!

  7. ohhh love it and appreciate the tute! awesome heard and i love the beads, they add such charm to the 3d heart! I hope you linked it to the creative craft challenge!

  8. Love several of these hanging from the dining room chandelier.

  9. This is gorgeous! Beautiful craft, easy, low cost & chic! Pinned in my Pinterest!

  10. This is beautiful, such a creative idea, love this :)

    Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays..

  11. Very pretty!! I love the crystal in the center. It adds the finishing touch to your beautiful hearts!

  12. I love it. Nice idea too for Christmas, maybe a different shape but would still be pretty.

  13. oh is that ever so pretty, love your beads

  14. This is so pretty, Gail! I love the sparkels and the beads are the perfect touch. Another delightful project, my dear :) Hugs to you!

  15. Great tutorial Gail--I love how it turned out! The glitter and beads in the center make is so special. Thanks for sharing the Craft Challenge Creative Link Party :)

  16. This is so pretty!

  17. The 3 D valentine you shared at my last Fabulous Friday was very pretty and unique, stop by this week party and share another post
    Thanks Maria

  18. How fun! Made from plastic they would look aorable out in the garden or on the front porch.


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