Whether it’s actually Valentine’s Day season or just another time of year, there’s something about heart themed crafts that has really just always appealed to me! I find them cheerful to look at and easy to incorporate into my existing decor scheme, and they’re also a diverse shape that cane be created or emulated using all kinds of crafting techniques, methods, and skills. I’ve also been really into upcycling and using up scraps in my supply stash lately, so I suddenly felt a little bit inspired recently when I came across some yarn that needed using up but that only had a very small quantity left in each colour. I decided that it was time to teach my kids how to do simple yarn wrapping crafts, but I threw in a bonus heart shape for my own enjoyment because I just like working with hearts in DIY so much!
My kids have always liked making simple hanger based projects because we have a fantastic picture window in the front room where anything we’ve ever made and hung there looks great. Because we made more than one, I decided to document the process so I could share it with other crafters who like the idea just as much as my kids and I did. Check out these step by step instructions complete with photos! If you’d rather follow along with a video tutorial instead of written words, scroll to the bottom of this post to find just what you’re looking for.
For this project, you’ll need:
- Red paper
- Yarn (light and dark red, yellow, and light and dark pink)
- A glue stick
Gather your materials!
Make the base shape of your heart hanger! Use your pencil to draw the outline of a heart on your cardboard in whatever size you want. Then draw another, slightly smaller heart shape inside that one, leaving a space of about an inch between the two outlines; that space will make up the thickness of your heart shaped base and is what you’ll be doing the yarn wrapping around. Cut the bigger heart out and then cut the smaller heart out of the inside of that. The result will be a cardboard heart with a smaller heart shaped cutout in the centre.