How to Make Paper Hearts From Old Book Pages

How to Make Paper Hearts From Old Book Pages

Easy to Make DIY Valentine Paper Heart Craft

Need an idea for some inexpensive Valentines decor? I have the one for you! This project cost me under $4.00! I found these paper heart crafts on Etsy to purchase, but I thought I’d put my craftiness to use and make my own.

Now although I used some pages from an old book to make my paper shaped hearts, you can really use any paper you want for this. Get crafty and have some fun!

Paper book heart

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Supplies for Heart Shaped Paper Craft:

  • Stapler
  • Book or craft paper of your choice (if you don’t have a book you want to rip up, you can purchase inexpensive ones at a thrift shop)
  • Ruler
  • Hemp or ribbon ( I bought my hemp in the craft area at Walmart)
  • Scissors

Paper book heart supplies

Step 1.

Begin by tearing out a few pages from your book. Then, measure ruler length (should be 1″) across the book page and mark with a pen or pencil.

Measuring a page from a book

Step 2.

Once you have measured across your page, cut the page into strips

Book page cut into strips

Step 3.

You should have at least seven 8″ strips…

  • Take one strip and measure it in half (should be 4″) mark it with a pen or pencil and cut
  • Take two more strips (I placed one on top of the other so they were cut exactly the same) and measure them at 5″, mark and cut (continue this process up to 7″-detail below)
  • Take two more strips and measure at 6″, mark and cut
  • Take two more strips and measure at 7″, mark and cut
  • If you want a larger heart, add two more strips at 8″

Measure 11″ of hemp and make a knot at the end.

Hemp knot

Step 4.

Make two piles of your cut book pages. Each pile should contain one piece of each size
. Once that is done, sandwich your knotted hemp in the middle (knot should be facing towards the bottom).

Book pages tied together with hemp string

Step 5.

Staple (make sure your knot is stapled along with the paper, this may require two staples).

Stapled book pages together

Step 6.

Begin gathering each cut book page up to the center, hold with your fingers until they are all gathered together

Beginning to form the paper heart

Keep going…

Finished paper heart

Step 7.

Staple all of the pages together at the end and you are done one paper heart! Do this over and over until you have as many paper hearts as you need.

Heart shape paper craft

Display Tips

There are several ways you can display these cute paper hearts. Here are some ideas:

  • As a banner
  • On a wreath; or
  • It would even be cute to display on some branches from your yard in a cute container

There are so many possibilities that I’m sure you can come up with some ideas on your own as well! I’d love to hear where you’re going to display your paper hearts, let me know in the comments!

Hanging book paper heart crafts

More Valentine’s Day Ideas:

Heart shape paper craft idea using paper from a book

How to Make Paper Hearts From Old Book Pages

Ingredients

  • Stapler
  • Book or craft paper of your choice (if you don't have a book you want to rip up, you can purchase inexpensive ones at a thrift shop)
  • Ruler
  • Hemp or ribbon ( I bought my hemp in the craft area at Walmart, it was about $3.75 for the entire spool)
  • Scissors

Instructions

  1. Tear out a few pages from a book.
  2. Measure ruler length (should be 1") across the book page and mark with a pen or pencil.
  3. Cut the pages into at least seven 8" strips
  4. Take one strip and cut it in to two equal 4" strips
  5. Take two more strips & mark and cut them 5" long
  6. Take two more strips & mark and cut them 6" long
  7. Take two more strips & mark and cut them 7" long
  8. If you want a larger heart add two more strips at 8"
  9. Measure 11" of hemp/string/ribbon/jute and make a knot at the end.
  10. Make two piles of your cut book pages.  Each pile should contain one piece of each size.  
  11. Sandwich your knotted hemp in the middle (knot should be facing towards the bottom).
  12. Staple (make sure your knot is stapled along with the paper, this may require two staples).
  13. Begin gathering each strip to the center, hold with your fingers until they are all gathered together
  14. Staple at the end and you are done!
  15. Display these cute hearts as a banner, on a wreath, or hang from branches... there are so many possibilities!
Types: Crafts, Adult, Family, Kids, Teen
Categories: Decoration, Frugal, Home, Inside The House, Valentines

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