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How to Make 3D Geometric Paper Hearts



I feel like it’s been a while since I sat down with some paper, so recently I changed this and went
back to basics with cardstock, pencil and scissors.  With the day to celebrate the people you love around the corner, I couldn’t help but make a few paper hearts with a geometric pattern to use as embellishments – but these are perfect for use all year round.

Catch how they are made via TTSM YouTube Channel!


What I Used:
Cardstock / Paper
Template
Scissors / Ruler

[right click and save to your computer to print]

Cardstock works best for this project as you need the shape to hold and I picked up some discounted A5 card blanks from HobbyCraft in a range of pastel colours that were perfect for these mini shapes.
 Using the template, trace and cut out the outline of the heart on to your card
[don't mind my lined paper original template]:
With a ruler, carefully score lines [following the guides on the template] with your scissors on to the back of your card - starting with the vertical centre:
...then cutting across the horizontal, before joining the remaining points to the created centre point:
Turning your heart over, you now want to fold your card towards you.  Start with the vertical line:
...then the horizontal:
..and then the remaining in turn from the outside in.  Once you reach the inverted triangle of
the heart, you want to fold the card away from you, to create the 3D effect:
Then, once all your folds have been made, your heart is ready to be hung, glued or displayed 
wherever you like:
I’ve a few more DIYs using this technique on the to-do list, so look out for them soon.
 
 see you next time x

2 comments

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    1. The Things She Makes31 January 2015 at 19:11

      Thanks, Alexis! They're quite addictive too!

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