With one hand holding the base of all the twigs, use the other to bend half of them around to make half of a heart shape. These should cross over the tops of the twigs, with several inches beneath and curling away. Repeat on the other side to make a heart shape. Then glue or nail these in place on a board so they don't move when watered.
This is a great project for younger kids who might have trouble using a knife safely. They can use their fingers to pinch and twist the branches to create a three-dimensional effect. No knife skills required!
For an added touch, paint the wood brown or black for a darker effect. Let it dry before displaying in your home.
Children will love creating their own unique hearts. Each branch can be painted different colors or shaped in various ways (triangles, stars, etc.) to create many different shapes. The more variety there is, the more fun it will be for young children to play with this craft.
Heart crafts are perfect for birthdays, Valentine's Day, or any other occasion where you want to give something special. This project requires no sewing or tools other than your hands and a little patience. There are many different ways to customize this craft; we've provided some ideas here, but you can also look online for other variations you find interesting.
Have fun crafting!
Here's how I did it!
How to Make a Heart Out of Paper
Keep the folded piece firmly in place and gently cut around the heart outline. Make sure not to cut along the folds. Unfold the paper strip to see your heart chain. Tape two or more heart chains together to make a longer chain. Or use them as pendants by stringing them on a thread.
Heart chains are easy to make using card, but you can also use plain old paper if you prefer. Just be sure to fold the paper in half with the colored side facing each other, then follow the rest of the instructions above.
Hearts are probably one of the most popular shapes used in decorating cakes, and they're not that difficult to find quality pre-made cake hearts at baking stores or cake decorating classes. But who wants to eat just one heart? You can easily make your own cake hearts at home! All you need is some simple equipment and some time.
First, you'll need to decide what kind of shape you want to give your heart. Then, choose a template that fits inside this shape. You can use any kind of template you like, but keep in mind that the smaller the template size, the more times you will have to repeat it on your cake. For example, a 3-inch-diameter heart can be cut from a circle template with a diameter of about 6 inches.
To create the curved sides of your box, roll the strips of cardboard. Using your hot glue gun, attach the strips of cardboard to one of the hearts. Once you have all the sides attached to the first heart, attach the second heart. Finish the box by adding another strip of cardboard to create the top of the box. Glue it down so that it stays in place while the glue dries.
Heart-shaped boxes are useful for holding jewelry, ornaments, and other small items. You can customize these boxes with different colors of paper and card stock. Use paint, markers, or stamps to add detail to the box.
You can also decorate the box during construction. When you attach the last side to the first heart, mark the spot where the two pieces meet. This will be the center of the heart. Then, using this point as a guide, mark off quarter-sized sections on each side of the middle. These will be the points at which to insert nails or screws to secure the sides together.
As you can see, making a heart-shaped box is easy if you know how to use basic tools and construct a frame. The key is to start with a simple shape and build up from there. Have fun experimenting with different materials!
Using this pattern as a reference, cut out the heart and head forms.