Valentine’s Day Heart Art

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With Valentine’s day coming up in less than a 

month, I’ve decided that I better start getting some more Valentine’s related posts out. I posted “Love Bugs” a few weeks ago, and today is Heart Art.

The nice thing about this heart art, is that it is fairly versatile.  You can use them as coasters, wall art, fridge magnets, on cards, etc. And they are oh, so pretty!

What you’ll need:

Card paper

Glue

Scissors

Ruler

Pencil

Multi Heart Flower Design
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1) You will need to make six 4 1/2″ x 1/4″ strips from the card paper.

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2) Fold each strip in half and then take a pencil and rub the side along a strip of the paper, making the paper curl a bit.

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3) Put a dab of glue on the outside edge of one side.

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4) Make a heart shape and hold until it sticks together without coming apart (about 30 – 60 seconds). You can blow on it to help the glue dry a bit faster too. To make a flower shape, you’ll need 6 hearts.

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5) Arrange the hearts in a flower shape and then glue them together.

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6) Make some more 41/2″ x 1/4″ strips of paper. You can use the same colour paper as you did for the heart flower, or you can use a different colour. I used 5 strips per heart = 30 strips. Fold the strips back and forth, accordion style.

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7) Place 5 accordion strips into each heart shape.

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8) Place the heart flower on the same colour paper you used for the accordion strips or the same colour you used for the heart flower, and trace the shape. Cut it out and glue the heart flower to it.

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Heart Design

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1) You will need to cut one 8 1/2″ x 1/4″ strip of card paper.

2) Fold the strip in half and then take a pencil and rub the side along a strip of the paper, making the paper curl a bit.

3) Put a dab of glue on the outside edge of one side.

4) Make a heart shape and hold until it sticks together without coming apart (about 30 – 60 seconds). You can blow on it to help the glue dry a bit faster too.

5) Cut out about twelve 81/2″ x 1/4″ strips of card paper and curl them up. Place the heart shape onto another piece of card paper

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6) Spread some glue on the card paper (in the middle of the heart)

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7) Place the curls of paper into the glue in the middle of the heart.

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8) Let dry and then cut the heart out.

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