Easy Papercraft Valentines Decoration

I made this valentines decoration today. Easy peasy valentines-themed papercraft decoration. You can make them with any decorative paper, left over wrapping paper, foil or plain coloured paper.

Paper heartsStep 1 – Cut out paper hearts from a range of papers. I used a cookie cutter for the stencil and a fab book of paper patterns. The contrasting papers look great once they are put together.

Step 2 – Fold all the hearts down the middle. Collect a range of ribbons. Some of these are from the tags you get in new clothes!

Ribbons

Step 3 – Stick a ribbon onto the back of one of the hearts using sticky tape.

Sticky tape

Step 4 – Stick two other hearts onto your first heart, so that you have a set of 3.

Set of 3 hearts

Step 5 – Fold each heart along the crease again to make sure they are 3-dimensional.

Step 6 – Attach to a ribbon or decorative twig to brighten up your home.

Valentines hearts

 

Step 7 – Sit back and relax with a coffee whilst you enjoy your handiwork.

Coffee heart

 

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New Year Sparkle!

Sparkly apples

The house always looks bare when the Christmas decorations are packed away – the baubles are safely packed away and the tree is looking forlorn dumped in the front garden. I do quite like having order restored, and putting everything away but the rooms look very empty.

This year I’ve kept some sparkle in the house as a ‘new year’ decoration. I picked up the glitter apples from Tesco in the sale, but there are similar ones available on Amazon (see below).

New Year Decorations
Twiggy Sparkly Apples!

The twigs are cuttings from a friend’s twisted willow tree, but anything decorative will do, or you could spash out and buy some decorative twigs.

I prefer the arrangement to be more 3-dimensional but with kids pushing past I have arranged the twigs to be quite ‘flat’. Hope you like it.

What have you done to keep some sparkle in your home?

Quick links:

Glitter apple decorations

Tall square glass vase