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 [edit: no longer available] 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.

Ann Martin
Ann Martin

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