After seeing Bug’s stamping explosion, Songbird decided she wanted to do something similar for her friends’ Valentines this year. Here’s a quick run down how we put together these cute laced hearts for her classroom celebration.
(My apologies for the terrible lighting in these photos. It’s pouring rain and dark skies here today, so natural lighting was non-existent. Unfortunately my studio space doesn’t have great overhead light either.)
Songbird began by stamping gold hearts onto construction paper using the toilet paper roll method.
Once dry, fold the paper in half “hamburger” style.
Then fold again in the same direction, “hot dog” style. (Did anyone else learn paper folding by these terms?!)
Trace a half-heart template on the second folded edge and cut out. If you make it the right size, you can get two complete heart sets out of one page.
With two hearts aligned, punch holes around the outside edge.
I had some bakers twine from the Target dollar bins on hand, so we used that to lace her hearts together. Roll one end of the twine in tape – it makes it stiff and easier to push through the holes.
Start the lacing at the top middle. Don’t pull it all the way through – leave a few inches for tying. When you’re almost all the way around, stuff a few treats inside. We found that two Laffy Taffys fit perfectly!
Finish up the lacing and tie a cute bow.
Sign a small tag and hot glue it to the front to complete the look. Songbird can’t wait to share the handmade love!