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Last Updated on January 13, 2020 by Diane Hoffmaster
Decorating for Valentines Day doesn't have to be complicated. A glass bowl with candy hearts, a Valentines Day paper craft or two, a red heart drawn on the bathroom mirror with chalk paint. Simple Valentines Day ideas add whimsy to your house without a lot of time, money, or over the top decorating. This paper heart is craft for adults or older children and probably not toddlers or preschoolers.
Crafts help you decorate for Valentines Day on a budget
While I am not running out to Target to buy heart covered shower curtains or Cupid decorated plates, I do like to find an easy Valentines Day craft or two just for fun. A few weeks ago I purchased some Valentines Day scrapbook paper and have been trying to decide what to do with it.
I came across an easy Valentines Day craft idea on Pinterest that I thought would be simple enough for even my 'uncrafty' self to accomplish! All you need is a few simple supplies that can all be found online or at your local craft store.
It takes only minutes to make each of these 3 dimensional hearts and you can make them whatever size you want. Make several different sizes and string them up in your window for a simple Valentines Day mobile!
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Supplies for this Easy Valentines Day Craft Idea:
You really don't need much for these 3 D paper hearts.
- Valentines Day scrap paper or any kind of white/pink/red paper that you have decorated
- Single hole punch
- Glue stick
- Yarn, string, thread or ribbon for hanging
How do you make a simple paper heart for Valentines Day
Learning how to make a paper heart is easy with these simple steps. No complicated folding, no frustrating origami, and no throwing out dozens of weirdly shaped Valentine's Day crafts that look nothing like hearts! Here goes:
Directions for making 3D hearts:
Fold several pieces of scrap book paper in half and cut out HALF a heart shape. Starting on the fold, cut a shape that resembles half a heart as shown below. When you unfold the paper, you will have a symmetrical heart shape.
Open up each heart. You will need 3 to 6 hearts shapes for each 3 dimensional shape you want to make, depending on how you want it to look. Fold the hearts in half again, making sure the part you want to 'see' is on the inside.
Glue the back pieces of the hearts together....one half of one heart will be glued to one half of the other heart until all your heart shapes are used. Let them dry. Use a hole punch to make a hole in the top of the 3D heart
Now hang your paper heart! Thread your ribbon through the heart and your easy Valentine's Day craft is done! Hang it up and enjoy! Do you have an easy Valentines Day craft on your to do list this week?
Diane is a professional blogger and nationally certified pharmacy technician at Good Pill Pharmacy. She has two college aged kids, one husband and more pets than she will admit to. She earned her BS in Microbiology at the University of New Hampshire but left her career in science to become a stay at home mom. Years of playing with LEGO and coloring with crayons had her craving a more grown up purpose to her life and she began blogging and freelance writing full time. You can learn more about her HERE.