If I’m being completely honest, I’m the kind of crafter and DIY enthusiast who will happily make almost anything out of just about anything. I take a lot of pride in the fact that I’ve got a well rounded set of crafting skills that include all different techniques, but that doesn’t mean I don’t have my favourites or go through phases where I get particularly obsessed with one kind of thing for a while. Lately, I’ve been feeling very enthusiastic about making essentially anything that involves working with softer, more fabric based materials and turning them into something with a little more structure and solid shape. I’m also still in a mushy mood post-Valentine’s Day, so I’ve found myself making a larger number of heart shaped things than usual lately. There’s where this idea of a fun hanging ribbon heart decor piece came from!
Do you love the idea of turning ribbon into an actual decorative shape just as much as I did, if not more? Then I think you’ll be rather pleased indeed to hear that I made several of these little pieces and even documented the process of one so I could share it with other crafters. 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:
- A glue stick
- Paper (red, light and dark orange, and multi-coloured)
- Red ribbon
Gather your materials!
Cut the paper strips that the body of your hanging heart will be made of! Turn each piece of paper portrait-wise so the short edges of each become the top and bottom and the long edges of each become the sides. Use your scissors to cut half inch wide strips from each page that are the full length of the piece of paper, from top to bottom. I cut two muti-coloured strips (I chose white paper with pink hearts on it), two red strips, one light orange, and one dark orange.