Today's craft is a beautiful folded heart garland. I first saw these in a shop, took a sneaky picture; folded and stapled till I worked out how they were made. There were a few failed attempts! This is often the way I work, I like seeing something then trying to find out a way to make it my own.
To make your own you will need
- A3 coloured card
- Single hole punch
- Permanent pen the same colour as your card
Before we start there are going to be quite a lot of off cuts but do not throw them away. Tomorrow I am going to share a card design using the card leftover.
So firstly, take your ruler and measure 2cm width strips down your card, like this...
Then cut them out, like this...
Then it gets slightly more tricky. Firstly, cut one strip in half this will be the middle of the heart. Hole punch one end, as this is where the string will go when it comes to displaying your garland.
Then take six strips, leave two as they are, cut 5 1/2 cm off two and then cut 11cm off the last two.
Then you need to hold then all together with your hole punch strip in the middle and the smallest strips on the outside. This is the order when they are lying flat.
Put all of the strips together making sure they line up at the bottom.
Then start on one side folding down each strip making sure all the while everything is lined up properly.
Now a quick tip; before you start stapling, take out the staples and colour them in with your chosen colour. Then staple the ends of the first half of the heart together.
Then do the same on the other side, folding each strip down making sure, again, everything is lined up properly.
This is a really quick, cheap craft and looks gorgeous, we have ours up in our flat. It's also really budget friendly. I only paid 64p for one sheet of card and made three hearts from each sheet.
I hope this DIY is useful, if your have any questions you can message me through the 'Contact Me' page.