Paper Crafting: Hearts in the Window
Whether you need something to do with the kids or some inspiration for your next print project, here’s a hands-on activity that can serve as a creative break for your whole family. Below are some resources to aid you in making a “Hearts in the Window” decoration.
The “Hearts in the Window” movement was developed so people could spread love to their community and support each other. It initially began in Nanaimo, BC Canada, but has spread around the world. We developed our own twist by making dimensional heart pendants to hang up, but you can also just cut out flat hearts and tape them to your window. Both methods are beautiful!
Things You Need
- A template
- Markers, colored pencils, or crayons
- String or yarn
Cut = blue lines
Score (fold) = dashed pink lines
If you want hearts of different sizes, change the scale of the template in the print settings.
- Choose a template and print it off. (Download above.) If you want different-sized hearts, you can change the scale in the print settings.
- Color it.
- Cut on the blue lines and poke a hole in the center of the square.
- Fold on the pink dashed lines. The folds should allow the tab to connect to the other side, forming a pyramid shape.
- Tape the tab down.
- Cut the tip off the heart pendant so the string can be threaded through it.
- Thread the string. Tie a knot at the end going through the bottom of the heart so that it prevents the heart from falling. Thread the string through the center of the square piece so that it will sit on the top of the heart. This prevents the heart from being lopsided on the string.
- Hang in a window for decoration. You can add multiple hearts to a string. Just tie knots as needed to keep them spaced apart.