Another Pinterest Idea completed

The other day I showed you some Pinterest ideas I had saved to try. One was this heart made from scrapbook paper.

So I went to my local scrapbook discount store and bought a few pages of Valentine paper. They didn't have many choices, but this was just my first experiment so I didn't want to invest a lot of money incase it was a flop.

I used my handy scrapbook paper cutter and made twelve 1" strips.

Then I folded each strip in half, making sure there was a good crease at the fold.

Next, I pulled the ends in and shaped the heart. 

The directions said to staple together. I didn't want to do that so I tried glue dots and it didn't hold so I stapled like it said. Next time, I am going to try just a dot with my glue gun. 

This is what I ended up with....12 hearts.

Then I taped them together. Be sure and put the tape about even with the point inside your heart. If you do it too high or too low, you can't make it into a wreath at the end. I laid them down on the table and just kept hooking them together. 

This is what they looked like when I tape them all together. 

Then I brought the two ends together and taped them.

I cut a length of red ribbon.

I tied the ribbon between the hearts. I messed up and tied one side lower than the other, but it worked out okay for a trial. Next time I will know to tie it higher in the arch of the heart like I did the second side.  

Then I hung it on my door. 

I was pleased with the result even though next time, I would make wider strips, use my glue gun, and use a wider assorted my designs on my paper. But for a first try, it wasn't bad. Considering, it only took about 20 minutes to make...start to finish.


Rachel said...

Very pretty! I really like that.

LBP said...

I think it turned out great! I may have to give this a go.

Just found your blog surfing around.. love it!

Terri D. said...

That looks great!! Now I want to try one! Thanks for the commentary and demonstration!! Very nice!

Leslie said...

very nice! thanks for the tutorial!!! Have a great weekend.

Mary said...

LOVE it! And, it seems so easy!