Introduction: Large Heart Backdrop

I made this heart for my niece's wedding. Great backdrop for any party or photo backdrop.

Step 1: What You Will Need

You need cardboard the size you want your heart to be. I wanted a huge heart so I used 3 to 4 large moving boxes.
Packing tape
Scissors or box cutter.
You can use either double sided tape, school glue, or a glue gun.
You will also need a 4 x 4 or 6x6 square ruler. Tissue paper ( I used about 24 pkgs)
$.99 each.

36" wooden dowel 5/16. I used two because of the size of my heart. You can purchase at a craft store.

Step 2:

Tape and cut the boxes to make a heart shape.

Step 3:

Cut the tissue paper into the 4x4 or 6x6 squares. You will need a lot of them. Place thumb in the middle of the paper and push down.

Step 4:

Place the double sided tape on the board then place tissue paper on the double sided tape. If your tape doesn't stay use glue or a glue gun to attach the tissue paper. It's best to start in the middle and work your way out. Cover the board completely.

Step 5:

I actually cut out 2 heart boards. The other board I covered with a black & white decorative wrapping paper.

I used poster printing from my computer to print out their names. I used red ribbon around the names.

Step 6:

I used 2 36" 5/16 wooden dowels and glued them in between the boards to make sure the heart wouldn't bend over. I hot glued the boards together.

You may be able to place a stake at the bottom of the heart before you glue the two heart boards together to stick the heart in the ground. Since my heart was standing up against something I didn't need to do that.

Step 7: Make Your Heart Any Size

You can make your heart any size. I also made a smaller one for a photo booth prop. I just hot glued a dowel onto the back of the heart

Comments

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shazni (author)2015-04-28

That is really sweet!

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jaws1414 (author)shazni2015-04-29

Thanks!

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tomatoskins (author)2015-04-22

This is so great! Thanks for sharing!

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jaws1414 (author)tomatoskins2015-04-29

Thank you!

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myrrhmaid (author)2015-04-22

So creative! Such a striking and beautiful piece! Nice job!

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jaws1414 (author)myrrhmaid2015-04-22

Thank you!

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