Monday, 16 January 2012

Danish Hearts Tutorial

Hello folks, in this tutorial I'm going to show you how to make some Paper Danish Hearts. They can be made in different sizes to decorate cards and scrapbooking layouts. The larger hearts make great pockets for hidden journaling on scrapbooking pages or for pages in tag books. A few years back when my husband went on a business trip, I made a some of these and wrote love notes on them, then hid them amongst the clothes in his suitcase.


I'm sure everyone is familiar with basic paper weaving, going under and over, under and over, and so on. For Danish Hearts we weave inside and outside, inside and outside, and so on.

For the smaller, basic heart
1. Cut 2 rectangles approx 3 3/4 x 1 1/4 inches out of 2 different papers (can be plain, but look extra pretty with small printed designs).

2. fold them in half

3. At the open end, cut a semi circle

4. Starting at the folded edge cut a slit in the centre to just before the middle of the curved ends

For my example I have a beige paper (calling this A) and a red patterned paper (calling this B)
5. tuck the first leg of A into the first leg of B, push all the way through

6. tuck the end of B's first leg into the 2nd leg of A.

7. tuck leg 2 of B into leg 1 of A

8. tuck the end of A's leg 2 into the end of B's leg 2.

9. adjust to flatten the shape
10. The heart can be used as a pocket, or stuck together at the opening.

For a 3 Legged Heart
1. Cut 2 rectangles approx 6 x 2 inches out of 2 different papers.
2. prepare as for the smaller heart, but this time cut 2 slits

3. weave the legs in and out following the photos below.




Have fun, and when you got the hang of it try experimenting with smaller pieces of paper to make small hearts.
Also if you are feeling adventurous you can make bigger hearts with 4, 5 and even more legs.

Blessings to you all from Angela.

3 comments:

  1. Love the tutorial.. thanks for sharing danish hearts with us..
    take care

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  2. this is such a cool idea! turned out beautiful!

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  3. Danish hearts, what else here in Denmark ;) have a nice day

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