Wednesday, January 26, 2011

crepe paper hanging hearts.


I've seen so many great paper rosette, valentines, projects flying around blogland, like THIS one, that I had to make some myself. 

I'll give you some basic instructions.

first I cut out a heart shape from cardboard. 

I used regular, birthday streamer, crepe paper. 

I loosely twisted it up, 

and rolled it into a rosette.

 Then I hot glued it to my heart. I tried to scrunch them tightly together so you couldn't see any of the card board. Sometimes I had little gaps, I filled them with little pieces of crepe paper. 

 When the heart was covered, I wrapped the edges with a long strand of twisted crepe paper. 

Next I made the ruffles my folding the pink crepe paper in half and gathered/scrunched it up. 

I hot glued the ruffles around the edge on the back side. 
The last part was glueing down a ribbon for it to hang from. 

This one is kinda small, only about six inches tall. 

Perfect for adding a bit of valentines to areas we don't decorate. 

I also made a large one to hang on our front door. 

I hope you like them as much as I do. 

22 comments:

Emily Joyce said...

I LOVE this! I'm going to have to make one too!

Chris said...

Yep, I like it a lot!

Jessica said...

I have been looking for a cheap, but cute idea to hang on my door for Valentines day! this is perfect, thanks!

ellzabelle said...

This is BEAUTIFUL!!!! I have to try it. I make hanging hearts and it's here on my blog-http://www.ellzabelle.com/2010/01/tutorial-valentines-day-hanging-heart.html.
Thanks for the very creative tutorial!!!! Ellen

Priscila Sant'Anna: said...

So simple and so beautiful. Great idea!!! I'll do a crepe paper heart by here!
Priscila

maleahbliss said...

SUPER CUTE!! I made some garland out of crepe paper rosettes and posted a tute yesterday. :) I'd love for you to link up to my new linky party, Tute {Yourself} Tuesday!
LittleEme.blogspot.com
The linky will be open until this evening. :)

Grannys Attic said...

This is just so beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing the tutorial. We only got a trace of SNOW today here in NC. Blessings, Vicky

Michelle@Somedaycrafts said...

Love these! I am highilighting tonight at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com. You are so talented!

Kristy @ Next to Heaven said...

Just what I needed to see today- something lovely, cheap, and I can even make it! THANKS!

Jess said...

they're so cute! You're the valentine's day decorating queen!

June@I will craft said...

Very cute. I think I might even had some chipboard heart pieces from a mini album I bought. I think I'll have to look for it since I already have red crepe paper.

Delia said...

So pretty and a great way to use up rolls of crepe streamer. I have a lot of yellow left over and have been trying think of what to do with it! Thanks for posting this!

Nicole said...

I would like to try this rosette crepe method. It looks easier than the one I tried.
The ruffle is a nice touch! It reminds me of old school Valentines.

RLRP said...

Friend, I am falling in love with your blog. It's wonderful - what hard work you're doing! Thanks for sharing!

Michelle said...

Wow, I love the heart, I'm putting it on my list of things to do!Stop by for a chance at my giveaway of a year subscription to Taste of Home magazine, it's ending in a few days!
xoxo

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

That is so pretty! It's like a hanging box of chocolates- I love it! Thanks tons for the how-to, I'll be spreading the word.

Tanya said...

Very CUTE...I'm going to have to give this a try :)

forkfabrikationz said...

Love this --- inspired to make one!

June said...

This is so pretty. I linked to it on my blog www.makinmesses.com. I hope that's ok. I used your idea and made a variation with different roses.

Karen said...

I saw these last night on your blog. They are adorable. I couldn't sleep so I got out the crepe paper and worked till I was done. I ended up finishing the back and creating a pocket to enclose some flower seed packets. My neighbors love to garden and this gift turned out perfect. Thanks so much for sharing.

I posted my finished pics on my Facebook page and linked to your tutorial. Thanks again!

Kelly said...

Love this! So glad I found it (thanks Pinterest!) as I've been looking for how to this for a letter A for my wee girls' first b'day in March. I'll link to you when I do it on my blog.

http://thiscrazyfunlife.blogspot.co.nz/

Misty Wilbur Cramer said...

How long would you say are your pieces of streamer paper for each rosette? Super cute easy project btw! :)

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