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Picture of Weaving Paper Hearts
These woven hearts are made from various prints of card stock and have a lovely pattern and texture.  If you don't have a selection of card stock available, pages from magazines are a great alternative.

They work wonderfully as-is on a lovely Valentine's day card, or glued onto a toothpick as a cupcake pick.  They also make a wonderful finish for a jewelry pendant or charm.  The size can easily be adjusted for your purposes.

Step 1: Cut Strips

Picture of Cut Strips
The weaving is very simple. Just cut a bunch of narrow strips of mixed colors of paper, about 1/8" wide, then begin weaving them together.
 
Cool I made something like this but with long grass leaves and I did it with paper and made a heart sort of like this. I'll try this design, Cool neat job!
DUO00371 year ago
Awesome!
agis683 years ago
you can buy even the USB mini shredder. I use it now 5 years. It gives nice strips. Only 2 pages per time..........but the low cost is significant
Anyway about your job here: Since i was kid in school i was admired the girls (mostly) doing all this complicated things. Once i tried and got messy.....pretty cute heart
plyman53 years ago
A home paper shredder (not the cross-cut kind) would quickly create strips very close to the width you are using.
Also, I keep a tube of clear, self-adhesive shelf liner paper around for crafting purposes (very inexpensive). If the strips were weaved to their edges, and a square of liner paper applied, you could cookie-cutter arrange several hearts or shapes on one little woven matt.
The self-adhesive paper is great for laminating home-made book marks the kids make or other projects