43. Token Valentine Post – Woven Heart Tutorial

woven paper heart

I am jumping on the Valentine’s bandwagon with this sweet little heart pocket, a traditional Scandinavian craft.

I’ll show you a magazine page and fabric scrap version, but you could also greeting cards to make these pockets to hang on a Christmas tree, too.greeting card

I’ve drawn up a pattern in the hopes you can print it out in its full size, to save you a bit of work drafting your own.woven heart full size

Start by finding magazine pages full of the colours you want:magazine pages for heart

Cut the pattern out of two contrasting page colours, folded in half:magazine pattern

For the technique, see the fabric version below.

Cut two 3″x11″ strips of contrasting fabric. cutting strips for heart

Glue strips to heavy-weight paper with iron-on fusible web or glue.
fabric strips for woven heart

Fold the strips in half, then cut the pattern from them, including the slits as marked on the pattern.

Weave as in the photographs:weaving heart collage

Glue on a hanger or embellishments, fill with treats or flowers, and hang on a tree/mantle/w.h.y.woven heart

Sharing with these fun linky parties:

Sunny Simple Life, DebbieDoo’s Pinterest Party, One More Time, Creating My Way to Success’s A Round Tuit, Project Inspire’s Just Something I Whipped Up, Boogieboard Cottage’s Masterpiece Monday (FEATURED!), Homemaker on a Dime, Under the Table and Dreaming’s Sunday Showcase Party, Cozy Little House’s Tweak-It-Tuesday, The Honeysuckle Bus Stop, Green Eggs & Goats, From My Front Porch to Yours, I Gotta Create, Common Ground

 

 

 

 

 

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6 thoughts on “43. Token Valentine Post – Woven Heart Tutorial

  1. Love the idea of using magazine pages. I taught elementary school for 30 years, and we made these in my classroom every year for Valentine’s Day using pink and red construction paper. Wish I had thought about the colorful magazine pages or gift wrap. ;-)

  2. Ooh, that’s clever… I’m in a hearts swap so this will be a good thing to make for one of the gifts… oops, hope my swap partner doesn’t read this!

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