Friday, December 9, 2011

Day 9: Paper Heart Ornaments

- Assorted 12x12 Paper
- Paper Trimmer or Scissors
- Ruler
- Brad, eyelet or staples
- Fishing line or ribbon

Step 1:

You will want to select 3-4 double sided papers. For this post I used some of our lovely 12x12 Christmas papers.

Step 2:
Cut these into 1" wide strips. You will need:
- (2) 7" long
- (3) 6" long
- (2) 5" long

Step 3:
One of the 6 inch strips will be the center of your heart ornament. Starting about 2.5" from the bottom of your center piece you will want to place the top edges of the 5" long strips. They will go face down onto the center piece. One strip will go on each side. You can affix them there with a brad, eyelet or staple (I used brads). About a half inch above that you will do the same thing with the 6" long strips and another half inch above that you will affix the 7" strips.

Step 4:
Now you have a sort of inverted tree of paper strips and you will start to pull the top ends of your 5", 6", and 7" strips to the base of your center strip. Using one brad, eyelet, or staple hold them all in place there. This forms a natural heart shape and creates a darn cute ornament for a modern tree.

Happy crafting
~Allie from Bellingham

1 comment:

  1. Now this DIY ornament I love! It's hard to find ideas that don't feel too cheesy. But this definitely looks like it can bring a homemade freshness to a Christmas tree!

    Thank you!