Thursday, January 28, 2021

3D Puffy Heart DIY

Give your friends and fellow crafters something to talk about with this sweet 3D Puffy Heart shaped craft! They won't believe you just need a sheet of glitter foam, scissors, hot glue and ruler to make! It's such an easy project to celebrate Valentine's Day or any romantic occasion, for that matter! Adding bits of Valentine cuteness around the house - looking pretty anywhere you decide to display them!

  • Glitter Foam Sheets
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue gun/glue sticks 
  • Ruler
  • Embellishments (optional) 
Let's begin by cutting the foam sheets into a square shape. This one is 5"x5"
Next, fold the square in half (right sides together) to form a triangle. Begin making five cuts at the fold,  with approximately 1/2" width between cuts. You can "eye" the length of the cuts, but the first cut should be the longest, with the next cut shorter than the one before. 
I measured the cut lines at 3 1/2", 2 1/2", 1 1/2", 1", and 1/2" for this one.
Then, flip the folded triangle over, and cut five more lines at the fold about the same lengths as the first group.
Then open the cut square .  .  .
and place a ruler along the center of the non-folded area and cut across, forming to separate pieces.
Next, begin adding hot glue to the tip of the smallest cut triangular shape, folding over to the edge, and gluing in place.
Continue adding glue to the next triangle tip and folding over to cover the previous fold, matching tips and gluing in place.
Make sure to fold the triangle over the previous triangle after adding the glue .  . 
matching tips while gluing in place. Each tip should be on top of the previous one.
Next, take the sides and bring the middle edges together.
And begin adding glue to the edges .  .  .

bringing the glued edges together .  .  .
to form one side of the puffy heart.

Once the glue has dried, use thumb to push top center in.
Repeat previous steps for the second piece.
To connect the heart pieces, place a dab of hot glue in middle of top .  .  .
and press the two matching pieces together - holding centers together underneath until glue is dry.
then add glue along one edge side to glue heart together and then the next side.
How cool does this look!

I made a couple more - this one, using an 9" square foam sheet, for a much larger heart  .  .  .
and this one using a 6.5" square. I used strips of stone embellishments to cover the edges, front, back and sides. 
These puffy heart shaped decorative accessories are perfect for romantic occasions and also provide unique Valentine's day ideas in gorgeous glittery colors creating an unforgettable impression.

Welcome to our first monthly Creative Craft Blog Hop for 2021 created by Chloe @ Celebrate & Decorate and Andrea @ Design Morsels!  I've teamed up with a talented group of creative bloggers to bring you lots of wonderful ideas and inspirations!  

If you're following the blog hop, up next, is Carol @Bluesky At Home sharing lots of wonderful ideas for handmade Valentine cards!

Be sure to have fun and get inspired by all of the wonderful creations this month by clicking on the links below!


  1. Gail, I’m not familiar with glitter foam, so creative and such a sweet idea for Valentine’s Day! Love your signature purple heart! Happy to be hopping with you today ♥

    1. Thanks so much, Mary! Glitter foam sheets are found in the children's craft section of most craft stores. I guess it's considered material for kids to use but it's so much more than that!

  2. What an interesting idea! I made some cute snowmen out of adhesive glitter craft foam--- so they were automatically stickers! Glitter foam is so fun! I like the purple one best.

  3. Gail, what a fabulous idea and beautiful finished projects. Love the purple one with rhinestones.
    I've never worked with either media, and would love to give it a try.

  4. Gail, this is so lovely and creative! Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction

  5. Wow Gail, how did you ever dream this up?? The hearts look incredible! I've never seen glitter foam before, cool stuff! Love the rhinestone trim on the purple one, so pretty!

  6. Another super cute project Gail. Always can't wait to see what you've been up to. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Gail, how ever did you figure out how to do this? How did you know if you cut it in this way that you could turn it into a 3-D heart? You must have an engineer's brain in there, because I am not sure I could pull this off, even following your wonderful directions! These are cute as can be! Thank you!

  8. Wow how did you figure that out! Those are so cool. You are so creative. I'm glad you shared with the hop.

  9. Gail, I’ve never used glitter foam. I’m so impressed with this project. You have great instructions. I’ll look for this at the craft store. Really cute.

  10. Great how-to - Very nice photos show the steps!


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