Learn how to make a paper heart chain with this easy tutorial! It makes a perfect decoration for Valentine’s Day.
I know I’m not the only one who watches Downton Abbey…
Call it one of my historical-fiction-loving guilty pleasures.
But I also know there are plenty of people who are a season or two behind. So without giving anything away, at the recent wedding of ______ and ______ on Downton Abbey (see how hard I try to take care of you all?! 😉 ), I simply could not get over the beautiful simplicity of the white paper bunting.
I mean, really. Like I wanted to hang it all over my house.
You probably saw the result of my inspiration in last week’s Valentine’s decorations post.
But since Valentine’s Day is around the corner, I thought some simple white hearts were an appropriate variation, so I whipped up a little heart paper chain, and I thought you might like to see how. It’s so easy, and the result is just the perfect, simple touch of love for your home.
- Cut white paper into long strips a touch taller than the desired height of the finished hearts. (Tip: while printer paper will work, I used a roll of butcher paper so I would have a longer sections.)
- Fold your paper accordion style (each fold will be 1/2 the width of a single heart).
- Make two cuts (in the shape of half a heart), making sure to leave a portion of the outside edge uncut (see picture below).
- Unfold the accordion and use clear tape to attach multiple sections together for a longer chain.
Maybe not quite as charming as the white paper bunting, but still simple and lovely, don’t you think?
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