Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Valentine's Day Tissue Paper Heart


How cute is this heart? I was a huge fan of it when I saw the tissue heart garland on The Sunny Side Up blog.  I decided to use this as my inspiration to make one large heart to go over my mantel. This is going to be the centerpiece of my Valentine's Day mantel, which I'll be unveiling in early February.

This project is simple and easy to do, but it is a little slow. The heart took me about 2 1/2 hours to complete, but I was able to do it while catching up on Once Upon a Time. Definitely have something good to watch on TV!

Materials and supplies 
- Cardstock
- Pencil
- Elmer's glue
- Scissors
- Tissue paper


How to make this
 1. Draw a heart on the cardstock in the size of your choice. I freehanded mine.


2. Cut out the heart.


3. Cut strips of tissue paper. I cut them about 1/2 inches wide.


4. Cut the strips into squares or rectangles. Try to keep them fairly uniform. The larger your squares, the more the tissue paper will stick out.




5. Lay out your heart, tissue paper, and glue. Get comfortable.


6. Take your first strip of tissue paper. Put your pencil eraser in the center of the tissue paper, and wrap the tissue paper around it.


7. Put a dab of glue on the tissue paper, rub off any excess. You need just enough so it will stick to the heart, but not so much that the tissue paper gets too wet or starts to stick to the eraser.


8. Outline the heart with the tissue paper.





9. Continue until you have finished outlining the heart, then start filling it in.



10. Fill in the entire heart. I then added a small loop of ribbon to the back to hang it.




Link parties: 
The Shabby Creek
Delightful Order
Skip to My Lou
Confessions of an Overworked Mom
No Minimalist Here
Happy Go Lucky Blog
Seven Alive Blog
Food Done Light
Lovely Army Wife Blog Hop
Somewhat Simple
Live Laugh Rowe
Glued to my Crafts
Momnivores Dilemma
Smart School House
A Glimpse Inside
Ginger Snap Crafts
The Trendy Treehouse
Someday Crafts
Creations by Kara
Consider Me Inspired
Inspire Me Monday
Sew Can Do
Skip to My Lou
Uncommon Designs
Sarah Dawn Designs
Keeping it Simple
Pint Sized Baker
I Should be Mopping the Floor
Romance on a Dime
Crafty Confessions
The DIY Dreamer
The Blackberry Vine
Elizabeth and Co.
Ginger Snap Crafts
The Melrose Family
DIY Craft Projects
DIY by Design
PJH Designs
Kathe With an E
The Trendy Treehouse 
Southern Lovely
Sew Much Ado
Create Craft Love
Delightful Order
The Shabby Creek Cottage
Katherines Corner
Craftionary
Twinkle in the Eye Blog
Simply Designing
Joyful Stamper
Raising Memories
I Heart Naptime
The Foley Fam 
C.R.A.F.T.
Create With Joy
Sew Can Do
DIY Show Off

16 comments:

  1. It's pretty and unique. Nice to meet you, Missy. I would like to invite to join my Valentine's Give-away. I hope to see you there. I found you btw at GGP blog hop. here's the link to the give away.

    http://www.pursuitoffunctionalhome.com/2013/01/valentines-give-away.html

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  2. Hi that such a wicked idea!! I should do something like that for my hubby.

    http://www.annanuttall.com/

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  3. what a neat idea! this would be great for the kiddos too in pre-k class. looks great! my blog: http://myeloquentrambles.blogspot.com

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  4. So cute! I remember doing this when I was a kid!!

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  5. Such a fun idea for kiddos to help with! Thanks for sharing at Shine on Fridays!

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  6. This is so cute! I may help my grandchildren make smaller ones for Valentines
    Day. Thanks for joining the Open House party.
    xx, Sherry

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  7. Love your heart wreath! So cute. Just pinned from Pinterest Tuesday! Love your blog, too! Your newest follower. I have a linky party I would love for you to share at. :)

    Kathy
    www.lifeonlakeshoredrive.com

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  8. VERY cute! I love it and think it's a really cool decoration.

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  9. this was m'favorite craft in grade school! thanks for bringing back a sweet memory!

    stopping by via whimsy wednesdays and hope you'll find a moment to come hang out, dream, reflect, share and notice lovely. http://hellolovelyinc.blogspot.com/2013/02/jadore-milieu.html?showComment=1360156518676

    smiles to you, lovely blogger.

    michele

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  10. That look cool! I'm in search of a craft to do with my class for valentines day but I don't think the 5 years olds would have the patience for this one!

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  11. This is so cute! Thanks for sharing the tutorial and for joining us at Transformed Tuesday. I'm a new follower. Hugs, Peggy

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