Paper heart 3-D wall art
Paper Heart 3-D Wall Art
Today I’m sharing a fun little 3-D paper heart wall art project that you can
make in less than 2 hours. The supplies are pretty simple and you probably
have some of them on hand already. It’s a great way to dress up a wall or
shelf for Valentine’s day.
You can see my favorite Valentine’s day decor from last year here:
A Paper Heart Garland and Vintage Decor for Valentine’s Day
This is my project for this month’s Thrifty Style Team challenge, hosted by
Julie at Redhead Can Decorate. We’re a group of creative bloggers who share ideas for decorating your
home on a budget.
There are helpful tips, clever ideas, and lots more each month. All of this
month’s submissions are at the bottom of this post so be sure to visit
My little art project was supposed to be a hot air balloon with heart shaped
balloons, but it looks more like heart shaped flowers so I’m just calling it
3-D art, lol.
I think it would look more like a hot air balloon if the string pieces were
straight but I didn’t figure that out until after they were glued into place.
Sometimes you have to reimagine things a bit in life, I guess!
Here’s how I made my paper heart 3-D wall art!
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- Cricut Maker
Paper Heart Punch
- Floral Cardstock Paper
- Mod Podge
- Glue Gun
- Glue Stick
- Twine or Jute String
- Blank Canvas
- Small Piece of Grasscloth
- Small brush to apply glue
- Pink Velvet Ribbon
How to make paper heart 3-D wall art
1. Cut hearts and glue them together
(you could also use a
paper heart punch), I cut 30 2″ hearts from some floral paper I had bought on clearance. I
folded them in half and glued them together in 3’s, using a
2. Layout your design
I arrangeded the hearts and woven material on the
blank white canvas
in a design that I wanted.
3. Cut twine into pieces
Once I had placed the hearts where I wanted them, I cut pieces of
to connect them to the basket. (It still looks like a hot air balloon at this
4. Attach hearts and twine
Using a small brush, I applied
to the twine pieces and hearts and attached them to the blank canvas.
For a little different look, you could add any type of background to the
canvas before attaching the twine and hearts.
Note – if you like paper craft projects, you might like my tutorial for
How to Make Flowers from Paper Egg Cartons.
5. Attach basket
I had a scrap piece of woven wood shade material, but you could use a piece of
grasscloth or heavy burlap, or really anything for the base. I was trying to
create the look of a hot air balloon basket and thought the woven material had
the same look. I folded the top edge over itself a couple of times for a
6. Add Ribbon Hanger
For the finishing touch, I added some
pink velvet ribbon
to hang the artwork with.
I hung it up on the brick wall in our kitchen for a sweet little pop of pink
for Valentine’s day. It was a fun little afternoon project! Note – you can
see my tutorial for the painted finish on the brick wall here:
How To Update Your Fireplace with A Unique Paint Finish
Here all of my projects and ideas from the Thrifty Style Team challenges:
- Creative Ideas for Using Thrifty and Vintage Items for Christmas
- Fall Tablescape with thrifted, gifted, and foraged finds
- How to Make Pedestals from Thrifted Candesticks and Tart Pans
- How to Clean and care for Vintage Wooden Utensils
- Solar-Powered Sea Glass Mason Jar Lanterns
- Tiered Tray Decor Ideas with Thrifty and Vintage Finds
- How to Make Flowers from Paper Egg Cartons
- 13 Ideas for Thrifty Wall Art
- DIY Wooden Toolbox Mail Organizer
- Champagne Bucket Christmas Tree Stand
- DIY Wine Bottle Luminaries
- DIY Sheet Music Watercolor Fall Leaves
For printable instructions and supply list scroll to the bottom of the
These are all the projects and ideas for this month’s Thrifty Style Team
challenge. The links are just below and I encourage you to visit everyone!
Redhead Can Decorate – DIY Home Gym
The Painted Hinge – How to Repurpose Cabinet Doors into Wall Decor
DIY Beautify – 7 Thrifty Cleaning and Organizing Solutions for the Home
2 Bees In A Pod – Repurposed Vintage Tea Towel
Postcards From The Ridge – Paper Heart Wall Art
The How To Home – DIY Family Charging Station
The Tattered Pew – Bergere Painted Shutters
Sweet Pea – DIY Frosted Branches
What Meegan Makes – How to Refresh a Stand Mixer with Spray Paint
Cottage At The Crossroads – Fabric Hearts with Yo-yos
Lora B. Create & Ponder – Upcycled Old Tin Organizer DIY
Here’s a printable instruction sheet for this little art project:
Author: Angie @ Postcards from the Ridge
Estimated cost: $10
3-D Paper Heart Wall Art
Here’s a fun little piece of Valentine’s day wall art that you can
create in a couple of hours.
prep time: 5 Mperform time: 1 H & 30 Mtotal time: 1 H & 35 M
- Cut hearts from cardstock with
paper heart punch
- Fold each heart down the center and glue them together 3 at
a time using a gluestick
- Lay design on blank canvas
- Cut twine pieces
- Attach hearts, twine, grasscloth piece to canvas using Mod Podge.
- Using a glue gun, attach velvet ribbon to the top of the backside
of the canvas to use as a hanger.
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