Chain of Hearts Craft

DIY Paper Hearts BannerAre you bound to your love? Show how you feel this Valentine's Day with this easy-to-make Paper Chain of Hearts craft that you can DIY in no time. Even kids can make this craft and you will have a pretty decorative garland to hang in your home for a Valentine's Day party, or to simply get into the spirit of the season.

Materials:

  • construction paper in red, pink, and purple
  • scissors
  • marker
  • clear tape
  • spray glue (optional)
  • glitter (optional)

DIY Valentine's Day Garland

Instructions:

Step 1: Fold paper in half and draw half of a heart shape along the fold.

Step 2: Cut heart out.

Step 3: Cut center of the heart out so you are left with a hollow heart shape when you open the heart.
Valentine's Day Paper Heart Garland Craft

Step 5: Repeat steps 1 – 4 to make as many hearts as you need in the various colors you desire.

Step 6 (optional): If you wish to provide texture and contrast to the paper garland, use spray glue on a few of the hearts and sprinkle them with glitter. Shake off excess, and you have sparkly hearts to add to your paper chain.
Paper Heart Chain Craft - Glitter

Step 7: Cut a slit in the bottom of each heart. Thread hearts through each other.
DIY Paper Heart Garland - Step 7

Step 8: After connecting the hearts, close each heart with a small piece of tape on the back.
Valentine's Day Paper Heart Garland

Step 9: Hang with Paper Heart Chain with tape, Command No Damage Picture Hanging Strips, or thumb tacks.You can also hang it by simply hooking the end hearts over the corners of a framed mirror, artwork, or curtain rod.
DIY Paper Heart Banner

Tip: I used inexpensive construction paper, but this garland can be made with decorative scrapbook paper for an even more colorful effect.

Find more DIYs from Diane Henkler at in my own style.

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