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Follow these simple steps to create easy paper heart decorations. They are fun to hang around your house for Valentine's Day!

Step 1: Gather Supplies

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- Paper (I use newspaper or pages from a phone book)
- Scissors
- Glue Stick
- Ruler
- Pencil

Step 2: Cutting Out Usable Strips

Lay your paper on a smooth surface and use your ruler and pencil to measure and mark strips that are 1 1/2 inches wide. Cut the strips out with your scissors.

For this project we need strips of three different lengths, as follows:

1) The inside strip should measure 5 1/2 inches long
2) The middle strip should measure 7 inches long
3) The outside strip should measure 8 1/2 inches long

Notes:
You can choose to make them longer or shorter than my suggested lengths, however, I have found that these work best.  Any longer and the strips become too floppy to resemble a heart.

Also do not stress about making the lines perfectly straight, it is okay if they are a little wobbly.

Step 3: Half A Heart

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Glue the ends of the middle strip to the ends of the inside strip. The middle piece should curve and make an arch.

Then glue the ends of the outside strip to the ends of the middle strip to make an even larger arch above the already existing arch.

Step 4: Two Halves Make a Whole

Now that you have one half of a heart repeat steps 2 and 3 to create the other half.

Once you have two halves, cut another strip of paper around 7 inches long (this measurement doesn't really matter, it just needs to be longer then the smallest strip)

This new strip is going to be "sandwiched" between the two halves of the heart and act as a support. 

To start gluing take an end of one of the halves and glue the inside of it to the end of the new strip you just cut.  Then glue an inside end of the other heart on the other side of the new strip to complete the "end sandwich".  (Refer to picture if you get confused)
 
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me122344 months ago

i love it

cool,i like it.
ChrysN2 years ago
Nice! That would look cool with sheet music.