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!

~Sallie

. 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.

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

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

DIRECTIONS
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!

Sentiments

Valentine Sentiments

Dear Fellow Crafters,

Valentine’s Day will soon be here and to help you with  the inside of your cards, I have some thoughts for your special cards this year:

Love was just a word until I met you.

True love stories never have endings.

You don’t love someone for their looks, or their clothes, or their fancy car, but because they sing a song only you can hear.

Love isn’t something you find. Love is something that finds you.

 

Happy Valentine card making!

~Sallie

Seasonal Sentiments · Sentiments

Seasonal Post – Valentine’s Day

Seasonal Post – Valentine’s Day 2014

Dear Fellow Crafters,

I went a little over-board here – but there were so many good card sentiments I couldn’t pass them up. Feel free to share.
Sallie

I love you more every day, you are my forever love.
Our love is the kind of love they write songs about. Thanks for being my love, my inspiration and my best friend every single day of my life.
Valentine’s Day only happens once a year…. And someone like you only happens once in a lifetime.
With all my love.
Right from the start, you stole my heart.
Good friends are like quilts. They age with us and yet they never loose their warmth.
My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me.
Friends are like eagles – Heaven sent.

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