Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Woven Paper Hearts

If you're familiar with the traditional Danish heart basket Christmas ornament that's been around since the 1800s, PaperMatrix offers lots of clever variations and makes them easy by providing templates.


Well, perhaps easy is the wrong adjective... at least for abstract reasoning-challenged me. It just might be Christmas before I get the weaving sorted out!


But if you're the type who takes to paper engineering like a duck to water, the eye-catching hearts would be perfect as favors filled with treats for a wedding shower, baby shower, or birthday party.


Thanks to Pam at Gingerbread Snowflakes for sending me the link. She wrote a tutorial that shows how to construct the original woven heart and it's honestly fun to do - give it a try even if these look too complicated. I remember having a great time making red and white ones for Valentine's Day and filling them with Hershey's Kisses when my boys were in kindergarten.

6 comments:

say.la vie said...

I love these!

pam said...

Wow! Ann! I am blown away that you actually linked to my woven heart tutorial! I am in awe of "Paper Matrix" and the hearts she makes. So I am feeling that I am in very good company indeed!

Thank you so much for the link and for thinking of me.

I had a feeling you would be as inspired by these amazing woven heart creations as I am.

Ann said...

Those are really cool. It's no wonder I have such a fascination for paper.

Ujjwal said...

Loved all the weaving!! I tried it on one of my cards long time back. Thanks for reviving the idea!!

And thats a great tutorial on woven hearts..Thanks for sharing!!

Vidhya Ganesan said...

The hearts look really cute!

Kim said...

Just saw this on Craftgawker - can't wait to try!

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