Two years ago, I made cute little 3 dimensional hearts and placed them in picture frames. I am feeling sentimental about it. You see, I made those hearts because my youngest daughter wanted Valentine’s decorations and at the time we had none. It was also my first ever Happy Clippings DIY project. So in a way, you could say those hearts brought back my creative side and my love for do -it-yourself and craft projects. It also helped Happy Clippings evolve into the blog it is today.
Let’s get back to this 3D Heart Decoration. This time I made one big 3 dimensional heart with a cupid’s arrow. It is an easy and quick project to put together.
The materials I used to make this framed Valentine decoration was scrapbook paper, red cardstock paper, pink cardstock paper, gray cardstock paper, scissors, pencil, glue, ribbon and a frame.
First, I cut out four (4) big hearts using 4 different scrapbook papers. I created a heart template and using the template I cut each heart.
Since I was going to fold the hearts anyways, I folded the scrapbook paper and placed the folded heart template on top. This made it quick and easy to cut the hearts.
I glued two of the hearts together back to back . Then I glued the other two hearts together back to back. Finally, I glued together the two sets of hearts creating a pretty 3 dimensional heart.
Using the same heart template, I cut one more heart out of red cardstock paper to be the backing of the 3D heart.
I also cut out an arrow using a template I made.
I glued the red heart onto the back and then glued the arrow. I cut my gray cardstock paper to fit the frame. I glued another Valentine themed paper (6×6 size) onto the middle of the gray cardstock paper. Finally, I glued the 3D heart onto the middle.
One more finishing touch – a pretty pink ribbon tied onto the end of the bow. Now, our framed 3 dimensional heart is complete and gorgeous. It is even more lovely sitting next to a vase full of red tulips.
I hope your day is filled with happiness and love!
Find other Valentine’s Day ideas HERE.