Paper Strip Hearts

I love hearts!  And there is no better way to decorate for Valentine’s Day then with hearts!
Mandy from Sugar Bee Crafts shared a tutorial for Paper Strip Hearts and I just knew that I needed to make some! So here they are!  They really are so fun and simple to make and would be a great craft to make with kids.
How to Make Paper Hearts
First I chose my paper.  I chose some paper that touches of glitter in it and double-sided patterned paper.
How to Make Paper Hearts
All my hearts I made the measurements just a little bit different so they would all vary in size, but the strips were all 1 inch wide.  For this particular heart the 2 small reds were 5 inches long, the pink were 6 1/2 inches long and the patterned red where 8 inches long.
How to Make Paper Hearts
Stack them as shown above and bring the bottoms of all the slips of paper together and staple.
How to Make Paper Hearts
This is kind of the tricky part but after doing the first one it gets much easier.  take 3 strips at a time and do the same thing, and bring all the ends together till they are even and then do the same to the other strips pulling them in the opposite direction.  Then bring all 6 ends together, make sure they are even, and staple again.

How to Make Paper Hearts
Then you sill have your heart.  To hang them with string I took a glue dot and put it down the center of the heart as much as I could, put the string on it and then pinched the center and the glue dot will hold the string.  The string won’t be supper strong but work just for hanging them.
My favorite thing is while they are hanging they just kind of slowly spin so they are always moving.
I hung some at my desk at work
How to Make Paper Hearts
Where will you hang yours?

How to Make Paper Hearts


  1. Lesley @ early play says

    These are wonderful and look so professional and so simple. I think we will make these at playgroup for valentines. Cheers.

  2. says

    These are really sweet. I was actually checking them out while I was searching another party, lol. Really cute. Thanks for sharing them at our Link It Up Thursday party.

  3. Anonymous says

    They are lovely and easy to do, I just tried one and they look adorable, and I just used plain white paper..for trial, and they are cute.

  4. says

    These are sooo sweet! Love how cute they look hanging from the chandelier! Thanks so much for sharing with the Pink Hippo party.. can’t wait to see what you share next!

  5. Ruby says

    This art work is really simple but very creative. This is good decoration for a valentine party at home. You have explained it very clearly. Thanks for sharing your talent with others.

  6. says

    I love the look of your hearts and used your image on my Facebook Page (Hang-Mate Products). We invented a retracting ceiling hanger that’s keeping teachers and librarians safe when they hang all of these delightful ideas of yours. Thanks for a lovely blog!


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