Whether you are decorating for Valentine’s Day or putting the finishing touches on a Mother’s Day gift these pretty paper heart picks are a great place to start. They are easy enough to make with the kids and because you only need a few materials to make them they are budget friendly too!
Hi, it’s Sam here from A Happy Home In Holland back again to share another fun and easy craft idea.
Now, tell me, who has the January blues? I know I do. With all the Christmas decs taken down and packed away our house was looking positively bare and boring.
So, when my girls said they wanted to do something crafty, I thought it was a really good idea to try to make something to brighten it up a little.
We cleared the table, got the craft stuff out and started to have a play around.
Since Valentine’s Day is just around the corner we decided to go with a heart theme and came up with these fun and easy decorative paper heart picks.
They are super simple to make so even younger children can enjoy making these cute little hearts.
How to Make DIY Heart Picks
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- Crepe paper or tissue paper
- Long wooden bamboo skewers
- Thin card
- Plate and toothpick (for the glue)
1. Take the card and cut out 2 squares.
2. Place the 2 squares of card together and fold in half.
3. Draw half a heart shape against the fold then cut out.
4. Cut or tear the tissue or crepe paper into little squares (about 1″ wide).
5. Now take the little squares simply roll them up into little balls.
6. When you have a big pile of the little balls of paper you can start to glue them to the heart-shaped pieces of card.
7. Start by applying a row around the outside making sure it laps over the edge of the card then fill in the center.
8. When both hearts are complete glue them together with the wooden bamboo skewer in the center.
9. Once you have glued the two together, you will still be able to see the edges of the card, so you will now need to glue another row of the paper balls around the outside edge of the heart.
10. Allow them to dry for a couple of hours then they will be ready to use in your displays and to decorate your gifts.
The kids were really enjoying making these so we made quite a few of them in various colors and sizes.
I used some of them to jazz up a big bunch of fresh tulips that I had bought from the supermarket. I put the flowers in a pretty glass vase and added pink and lilac hearts.
I also popped some in a glass jar that I filled with decorative pink glass chippings (these are similar) and big white feathers that we found by the lake in the summer.
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Sam is a British Expat who currently lives in the Netherlands with her Dutch husband and 2 beautiful daughters. Her family is very important to her and she values all the little things in life which bring happiness. She loves to be creative and is always happy when she is able to roll her sleeves up and getting stuck-in with her latest DIY or craft project. Sam is also the creator and editor of A Happy Home In Holland which is a creative family lifestyle blog. Her passions are reflected in the blog where you can expect to find lots of home décor inspiration, DIY tutorials, craft ideas, family friendly recipes & fun activities for the kids.