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.
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)
36" wooden dowel 5/16. I used two because of the size of my heart. You can purchase at a craft store.
Tape and cut the boxes to make a heart shape.
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.
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.
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.
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