Adventures in Card-Making · Creativity · Tutorial

3D Paper Heart Wreath

Dear Fellow Crafters,

I don’t often write about crafting with children but when I saw this tutorial I thought of all of you. Obviously, you can use a glue stick in place of the sugary “glue” in the recipe. Enjoy!


. Kids and adults alike will enjoy making this heartwarming decoration. The steps are simple for kids, and little ones will love to glue little hearts together to create cool 3D hearts to go around the wreath.

Customize the wreath by changing the color of the paper, or adding glitter or other decorations to the hearts. Store this as a keepsake for many Valentine’s Days to come.

Sugar Paste
1 cup all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons Imperial Sugar Extra Fine Granulated Sugar
1 cup cold water
1 cup boiling water

1 paper plate
Pink cardstock in varying shades (we used 3 colors for our wreath)
Sugar paste

Cut the inside section of the paper plate so that it forms a ring with an opening in the center.

Trace  or die cut a heart shape onto the pink cardstock and cut it out. You will need enough hearts to go around the outside of the paper plate. We used 13 for the outer border on our wreath.

Use the sugar paste to attach the outer border of hearts to your wreath

Now trace the heart onto another color of cardstock. You’ll need five heart shapes for each 3D heart you want to make. We made 12 total 3D hearts, so we cut 60 heart shapes

Fold the hearts you just cut in half, and apply sugar paste to the back of one side. Press the opposite sides of two folded heart shapes together and repeat until you have a 3D heart that fans out.

Glue the 3D hearts on top of the outer border, creating an inner border.
We added three more hearts to the inside of the wreath for some extra flair!


Birthday sentiments for children

·         Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, me thinks you can think up if only you try. ~ Dr. Seuss

·         Ain’t no Lion about it as you’ll have a RRROARING good time at your party!
·         Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting. So… get on your way.

~ Dr. Seuss

·         One little candle, placed on the cake…One first birthday wish to make! Happy birthday for your very first.

·         Arithmetic is being able to count up to twenty without taking off your shoes. ~ Mickey Mouse

Today (James) you are (age)
What more can I say,
You’re becoming more special
Each and every day,
So blow out your candles
One by one
Enjoy your birthday
Have lots of fun.
You can walk and talk now that you’re 2.
It’s so much fun to play with you.
A Two-year-old child is so many things —
A tiny discoverer of butterfly wings,
A hugger of Teddies,
A sweet sleepyhead,
And someone to dream for in bright years ahead…
Two years gone by,
How time has flown,
We can’t believe
how (name)’s grown!
She’s such a joy
and much fun too,
Oh my! Your baby’s
turning Two!
You’re as cute as a bug
So precious to hug
A darling child
Who’s nice to be near.
So.. hope turning two
Is happy and fun
And takes you along
To a (third) great year
The most amazing thing about turning 3
Is your world’s now filled with discoveries.
You’ve grown so big now that you’re 4.
You’re not so little anymore.
Hooray! Hooray! You’re finally 5
Bet you thought this day would never arrive.
Turning 6 is a big event
Filled with fun and merriment
From Grandma and partner
This card to our lovely (Name)
Says Happy Birthday to you
It comes with love from Grandma
And (Name) your Grandpal too
From Grandad and partner
This card to our lovely (Name)
Says Happy Birthday to you
It comes with love from Grandad
And (Name) your Grandmate too

That’s all the kids birthday poems for now