Paper Book Hearts

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Easy to Make DIY Valentine

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

Supplies:

  • 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

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.

One you have measured across you page cut the pages into strips

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.


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).


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


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

Staple at the end and you are done!

There are several ways you can display these cute hearts.  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!

Take a few minutes to look through all of our other Fun and Frugal Valentine’s Day ideas!

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