Monday, February 11, 2013

Crafternoon Craft Tutorial: Paper Heart Garland

Thanks so much for all your comments on last week's crafternoon. It was my first (and hopefully not last) time doing it "party style" so I wanted to keep the crafts super simple. This heart garland was just that. It's the kind of mindless activity you can manage while chatting, sipping your drink, and chasing after your kids. Seriously.

Here's the rundown...

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Supplies:
- Card stock paper cut into 1.25" strips
- stapler
yep, that's it!

step 1:
- cut paper into 1.25" strips (they don't have to be perfect, you won't be able to tell)

step 2:
- fold paper strips in half

step 3:
- take two strips and stack them together
- staple the 'v' of both strips

step 4:
- fold bottom strip to form heart and insert into your next strip
- staple the 'v' of both strips (hooray a heart!)

- repeat until you've reached desired length

OR... staple, fold, repeat!

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Easy peasy! Thanks to the scrumpets crumpets blog for the original idea for the craft and to my lovely sister for killing it as a hand model.

They look really cute hung vertically in a window or horizontally across the mantel. I haven't actually done any decorating yet, haha, so you'll have to take my word for it or try it yourself ;)

Happy crafting!

Christine

17 comments:

  1. the only thing i actually accomplished at crafternoon ;)

    beautiful pictures and yes, lovely hand modelling indeed! [i was sort of wondering how the heck you could take pictures and show the tutorial at the same time!?]
    xoe

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    1. Haha, I think that might have been impossible to photograph myself. Happy to have my trusty assistant!

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  2. So adorable Christine- I love how you laid out that first picture! Pinning! :)

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  3. Oh your crafternoons make me so happy. Wish I didn't live so far away. I would totally crash that party ;)

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    1. I would totally love to have you, Amy!! Come visit!

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  4. That's awesome Christine. I love how crafty you are and your projects are always so inspiring.

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  5. How cute is that?!?! And how amazing are your photos!!??!!

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  6. This is so freakin' cute! I've seen a lot of heart garlands where it's essentially a two-sided heart with string or ribbon in between the two parts. I really love your idea, though. It's like a twist on the construction paper chains I remember making in elementary school.

    Lovely blog, btw. :)
    Stephanie

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    1. Thanks, Stephanie. I totally love those contruction paper chains too. good memories making those!

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  7. LOVE this! The photography, the idea, all of it looks so pretty in your new blog design too, of course! :)

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  8. I love your picture tutorial and made this for Valentine's this year. I just created a blog and featured your heart garland, but gave you the credit and attached a link to your blog. If you have time, please check it out at craftsterchic.wordpress.com. Thanks!

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