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Tutorial Heart Ties for gift bags, gifts, ornaments and decorating

Updated on May 18, 2009

Heart Ties for gift bags and more!

Creating these pretty little heart ties was so easy, they can be used to tie gift bags closed, add to gift packages as a pretty bow ornament or drape and display as ornaments year round.

I made the fabric bags with lace trim to fill with goodies and tie with these sweet little heart ties. But you could use the ties for cello bags, paper bags,

Even pieces of fabric cut into a square or circle pulled up hobo style tie very nicely with these heart ties and Bonus!!! no sewing required!!!!

I started out with a Hearts collage sheet

I cut up the sheet into smaller sheets and glued them to heavy chipboard. I also used a complimentary paper on the backside of the chipboard for a nice finish.

Then with a good pair of sharp scissors, I cut out all of the shapes. Most of the hearts on this sheet are in pairs of one small and one large.

After cutting out the hearts, ink stain or distress the heart edges. This will cover up any jagged cuts from the scissors.

I then hole punched a very small hole for a rivet, and added rivets in colors complimentary to the design.

The ties for the hearts can be made from anything!

I used ribbon on mine but you could use wool, fibers, string,even shoelaces! The length I used for my ties was 26 inches, but you could also have several sets of hearts ready and only add the ties as you require for your package or add the hearts on after the package is tied.

To add the ribbons, I sliced the ribbon edge into a long point to feed through the rivet hole from back to front. Then I double knotted and trimmed to the knot. The ribbon ends could also be glued to the backs and there are many other creative ways to finish the ribbon ties, however I choose the fast and easy method!

The heart back allows room to write personal sentiments or add your signature.

Do not limit your heart ties to just heart shapes, any shape of interest will work very nicely for package ties.

You can also embellish your hearts with additional trinkets or buttons for your own creative flare!

Source for Heart Collage Sheets

If you would like a free collage sheet download to create your own heart ties,

click here to be taken to a full size sheet for downloading to your computer.

If you would like the heart sheet as shown in the tutorial, visit Shabby Cottage Studio for a variety of downloadable digital collage sheets for purchase.

Free Image Downloads from My Shareapic Site

Use these images and many more from my Shareapic Free Image downloads site. You may use them freely for your art projects for personal usage and for your creations for resale. Happy Creating!

Reader Feedback - I would love to hear from you on this Tutorial

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    • blue22d profile image


      8 years ago

      Excellent lens. I must say though, your studio looks organized considering you have a lot of material you work with. ***** to you and I wish you tremendous success in your business.

    • DreamingBoomer profile image

      Karen Kay 

      8 years ago from Jackson, MS

      Lovely idea! Thanks for sharing the how to!

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      9 years ago

      These are so pretty. It really lends a personal touch to a gift to make your own tags. Thank you for the instructions and the link to your images.

    • Mortira profile image


      9 years ago

      Great idea! I've 'rolled this over to my lens of making gift baskets. Handmade is always the way to go!

    • mistyblue75605 lm profile image

      mistyblue75605 lm 

      10 years ago

      too neat! I really like these little hearts! 5*'s

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      10 years ago

      Thanks for sharing!

      Lovely idea.


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      dc64 lm 

      10 years ago

      Your heart ties are the cutest things ever! What a great idea. This gets a lensroll to my Gift ideas on a budget, it perfect! *****

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      10 years ago

      How special! I lensrolled your site.

    • debnet profile image


      10 years ago from England

      Oh how gorgeous! I love those little heart ties! Well done on a super lens 5*

    • Nancy S Oram profile image

      Nancy Oram 

      10 years ago

      Pretty, pretty, pretty, pretty! I'm so inspired. I have lots of antique postcards. . . . .hum. . . .

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      10 years ago

      great idea! Thanks for sharing!


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