Thursday, January 20, 2011

Folded Paper Heart Frame

Does anyone else have Valentine's Day on their mind?  Today I'm going to show you how to make a folded paper heart frame.  This would be cute to hang on your fridge (or give as a gift) saying,


"My heart belongs to Daddy!"
(or Grandma/Grandpa/Auntie, etc.)

(My cute nieces!)


  
  • In my photos, I'm using a 10x12 piece of paper because I thought it would be easier for you to see what I'm doing.  However, cutting your paper down to 8x8 (to frame a wallet sized photo like in the example) will waste less paper.

  • Note:  Don't use heavy scrapbook paper...the weight needs to be similar to copier paper so that you will be able to cut through it easily.

  • Fold one edge to the other (into a triangle) as shown:

  • Fold the white part in half again...
  • Fold it in half (underneath) one final time:



  • I found a pattern for various sizes of hearts.  Click here:  Link to heart template to open the page.  On the left hand side, click on the words, "Heart Template", then right click, print picture.

  • Cut out the heart marked 8x8, and trace it onto the paper as shown.  Make sure you leave a little "connecting" piece on each side.


  • Cut around the heart (except for the connecting pieces) and unfold your frame.  Mat your wallet sized photo for a...


  • True gift from the heart!


    


    Linking to:  Sewlicious Home Decor, Kim's Kandy Kreations


    5 comments:

    1. This is darling! I'm going to have the kids make this for the grandparents. Thanks Karen!

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    2. Connecting piece!!! I didn't see that coming. I thought I'd have to glue all the hearts together. Cute...and whose ADORABLE girls are those! ;) *wink, wink*

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    3. Tricky, right?!? This also works with other shapes...stars are cute for the 4th of July!

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    4. love love it- we may use it to make homemade valentines for our homeschool group! inside we can write a friendship message or a Bible verse instead of a picture! thanks-

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    5. nice idea ... thanks for sharing ♥)

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