The fun of these Valentine’s is that you HAVE to break the heart to get to the goodies inside! Simple paper hearts, with a top and a bottom, contain candies or gifts, whichever you prefer. BUT, the only way to get them out is to literally “break your heart!” For more Valentines Day DIY ideas, click here!
Step 1: Cut an 11” x 1 1/2” of cardstock. (If you make several, you can try different size strips to get different size boxes).
Step 2: Fold in half.
Step 3: Bend the ends of the strip towards each other, with the OUTSIDE of each strip touching each other.
Step 4: Glue the touching ends together and secure with two paper clips. Let dry thoroughly. You now have a heart.
Step 5: Cut out a square of paper that is bigger than the heart. Attach a line of glue all along the edge of the heart, and then place the heart glue side down on the square. Let dry.
Step 6: Cut the flat paper a ¼” around the heart with scalloped scissors (or just regular scissors if you don’t have scalloped). Let dry. Fill with candy or tokens.
Step 7: Cut out a square of tissue or crepe paper slight larger than the top of the heart.
Step 8: Attach a line of glue to the top edge of the heart. Repeat if you want two layers of crepe or tissue. Let dry.
Step 9: Trim the edge around the heart. Fringe or scallop as desired.
Step 10: Adorn with ribbon, hearts, arrows, feathers, etc. and tags that read “Heartbreaker!” or “Don’t Break My Heart!”
Photography by Tim Gibson