Make this inexpensive tissue paper heart wreath to add a little love to your home for Valentines.
January was as slow as molasses and February seems to be flying by! Okay, I know it is only the 8th, but it will be Valentines in less than a week which makes it practically March!
Sooo… my figuring is not quite right, but you get the picture. 😉
I love decorating for holidays and adding to my decorations. I have been hankering to make a little something for Valentines and thankfully this past weekend it all came together in this tissue paper heart wreath that turned out pretty cute and cost me little to nothing.
Tissue Paper Heart Wreath Tutorial
- tissue paper
- bakers twine (or any string you want to use to hang up the wreath)
- cardboard heart cutout (this heart does not have to be perfect, as you can see a few pictures below, mine wasn’t. Just as long as you have the general shape you will be good.)
First off, I made several tissue paper flowers.
To make these small flowers, I took a 20 in x 20 in piece of tissue paper, cut it in half, and placed one half off to the side. With the other half, I folded it again vertically and horizontally and cut on the folds, ending up with four 10 in x 5 in rectangles. With those four pieces, I began constructing a flower (I was able to get two flowers from one piece of tissue paper).
If you want to see a tissue paper heart wreath with HUGE flowers, you should check out the wreath I made for our Valentines Dance Party last year.
Stacking the four pieces, I folded them evenly, accordion style, and when I reached the end I folded it in half and secured with a thin piece of tape (you can also use string). I trimmed off the edges and then carefully began to pull out the tissue paper one piece at a time to get the final flower result.
After making all the flowers, I assembled them onto my cardboard heart with tape to make sure I liked the placement and then secured each one with glue. After letting the glue on the flowers dry, I tied a piece of bakers twine around the heart and then hung the completed tissue paper heart wreath up on the door.
My Valentines Wreath is complete just in the nick of time for February 14th! To tell you the truth, I didn’t think I would like it as much as I do. And to top it off, it only cost me about $3 dollars! 🙂 Double success!
Hope you have a very Happy Valentines Day!
If you like hearts, check out this free Shakespeare Valentines Printable.
And for some more inexpensive Valentines Decorations, you’ll like this one.
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