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How to Make a Paper Heart Garland

Updated on September 16, 2014

Turn Paper into a Heart Chain or Heart Garland

With just some paper, staples and string you can easily create a garland or chain of paper hearts to use for a special occasion.

In looking for a way to make a fast and easy Valentine craft, I discovered several different version of paper crafts using hearts that can be turned into garlands, chains and even heart ornaments.

The paper heart crafts can be made by children at school or clubs as a quick way to make a Valentine's Day craft for decorating taking home for Valentine's Day.

These paper heart chains and handing hearts can be used as festive decorations for Valentine's Day events, weddings and baby showers, any time you might want to decorate with hearts.

See how to make a paper heart garland, a paper heart chain, a string of paper hearts and even 3-dimensional paper hearts to use for garlands, paper chains and ornaments.

Paper Heart Chain © Kirsti A. Dyer. All Rights Reserved.

Paper Heart Garland

Steps to Make a Paper Heart Garland

Directions for Making a Paper Heart Garland © Kirsti A. Dyer. All Rights Reserved.

Image by Kirsti A. Dyer
Image by Kirsti A. Dyer

A paper heart garland can be made in just a few minutes using strips of paper and a stapler. Once you figure out the trick to putting the strips together it is simple to make a long chain of paper hearts

Start with your paper of choice (construction, cardstock, colored or recycled), then cut strips and staple them together. It is an easy project for kids or a great last minute Valentine's Day decoration.

Craft Time

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 10 - 15 minutes

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Ingredients

  • Paper - Construction or Cardstock or Colored
  • Paper Cutter or Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Stapler with Staples

Instructions

  1. 1. Cut paper into 1 inch by 4 inch strips.
  2. 2. Staple one end of the strip together.
  3. 3. Open up the strips and join them at the bottom into a heart shape.
  4. 4. BEFORE you staple, add another cut strip on the outside edge of the first strips.
  5. Then staple through all four layers.
  6. 5. Keep adding more strips to reach the desired length.
  7. 6. At the last heart, staple the final two strips together.
  8. Paper Heart Chain © Kirsti A. Dyer. All Rights Reserved.

How to Make a Paper Heart Chain Video

MissCraftyhands shows how to make a paper heart chain or garland from cut strips of paper

Make a Paper Heart Video Tutorial

In this video paperstudio demonstrates how to create paper hearts within hearts from different lengths of paper strips.

Paper Heart Chain

Steps to Make a Paper Heart Chain

Image by Kirsti A. Dyer
Image by Kirsti A. Dyer

Directions for Making a Paper Heart Chain © Kirsti A. Dyer. All Rights Reserved.

Make an Easy Paper Heart Chain

A very easy way to make a paper heart chain using folded strips of paper in the colors of your choice. This is a quick easy project for school crafts or clubs and for Valentine's Day.

You could even recycle paper and use old magazines, books or brown paper bags to make these paper heart chains.

Craft Time

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 10 - 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • Paper - Construction or Cardstock or Colored
  • Paper Cutter or Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Stapler with Staples
  • Glue Dots

Instructions

  1. 1. Fold the paper in half.
  2. 2. Cut into 1 inch x 4.25 inch strips (or modify depending on the desired size)
  3. With the fold, these strips end up being 1 inch x 8.5 inches.
  4. 3. Fold paper into a heart shape.
  5. 4. Staple the ends together.
  6. 5. Take another piece of paper, link through the first heart and staple.
  7. 6. Keep adding more links until a desired length is reached.
  8. Note: If you are a crafting perfectionist like myself, make sure you add the links in the same direction, so your chain of hearts orient the same way.
  9. Paper Heart Chain © Kirsti A. Dyer. All Rights Reserved.

Make a Paper Heart Chain or Wreath

In these video tutorials epicabundance demonstrates how to create a paper heart decoration and a paper heart wreath from folded strips of paper.

Paper Heart Chain Supplies on Amazon

Romance Novel Double-Sided Cardstock 12"X12"-Word Smith
Romance Novel Double-Sided Cardstock 12"X12"-Word Smith

This romance novel cardstock would make for an interesting heart chain.

 

Paper Hearts on a String

Steps to Make a Paper Heart String

Image by Kirsti A. Dyer
Image by Kirsti A. Dyer

Directions for Making a Heart on a String © Kirsti A. Dyer. All Rights Reserved.

Make a Paper Heart String

These strings of paper hearts are another simple Valentine's Day or any day project.

Just cut up some hearts and sew them on a string. You can vary the size of the hearts, or even mix up several different sizes.

Craft Time

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 10 - 15 minutes


Ingredients

  • Paper - Construction or Cardstock
  • Heart Template
  • Scissors
  • Heart Punch
  • Thread or String
  • Sewing Machine or Needle

Instructions

  1. 1. Punch or cut hearts out of paper at desired size.
  2. 2. Stitch the hearts together using thread on a sewing machine, or hand stitch using thread, yarn or twine.
  3. 3. If using twine or yarn, you might want to punch small holes in the hearts to make it easier to sew.
  4. 4. Keep adding hearts to reach the desired length.
  5. To simplify this, instead of using paper hearts, use self sticking foam hearts and stick two together on a string.
  6. Paper Hearts on a String © Kirsti A. Dyer. All Rights Reserved.

Make a Heart Garland Using Old Book Paper Video Tutorial

Learn How to Make a Heart Garland Using Old Book Paper in this video tutorial from Be Your Pet.

Paper Heart Crafts

Make a Paper Heart Video Tutorials

Video tutorials on making 3-D paper hearts using scrap paper, magazines, newspaper, old books, comic pages, photos and wallpaper from epicabundance and the Fuzzy Dragon.

Supplies to Make Heart Garlands on Amazon

Make a Quick 3-D Heart

With just a snip of a heart and some glue dots you can make some dimensional hearts for decorating a wall or a package.

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