With the month of February fast approaching and the need to decorate for Valentine’s Day, I have been incredibly inspired by the plethora of paper heart ideas especially those strung across rooms.
I decided to create a decorative heart garland with photos and pretty paper with just a few supplies that I had on hand. I created two types of heart ornaments, single photo heart ornaments and double heart patterned paper ornaments, with Sugarplum Paperie’s Chocolate Kisses kit and strung them together.
Here are the supplies that I needed:
- 4×6 prints with 6 2×2 pictures
- Double sided patterned papers or cardstock
- Hole punch
- Attachments (Stapler or Tape)
To create a photo heart ornament:
Cut the 4×6 prints down the center to create two strips of 2 inch x 6 inch and cut the patterned paper to strips of 4 inch x 6 inch
Adhere the strips of patterned paper to the back of each 2 inch x 6 inch photo strip. Place two photo strips facing each other and attach at the top. Note that I trimmed a bit of the side of my pictures so that the paper would frame the edge
Fold the strips over and attach at the bottom
To create a double heart ornament:
Cut the patterned paper to strips of 2 inch x 6 inch and 2 inch x 4.5 inch.
Place the two patterned papers facing each other, layer the solid cardstock on top of each side and attach at the top.
Fold the shorter pieces of solid cardstock over and adhere at the bottom to create the first inner heart. Repeat with the patterned papers to create the outer heart.
Hole punch each heart and string together to form your garland.
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