Creating Weaved Paper Hearts
Creating weaved paper hearts is quite easy and anyone can do it!
First, select 2 sheets of coloured paper. Different colours will make the heart more interesting, rather than using the same colour on both sides.
Fold the paper in half.
Make a square, and cut off another 1/4 of it. You need to use rectangles – 3/4 of a square.
Cut half a circle off the opening side, as shown in the picture.
The light colours are the parts you should cut off.
While the paper is folded in half - cut straight lines from the closed side to the opening, stopping just at the beginning of the circle.
Having cut both papers the same way - the weaving work starts.
You will be weaving one paper into the other.
Place both papers one on top of the other, to form the shape of a heart.
Pick the highest part of one paper, and weave it all the way through the other paper, as shown in the picture. Make sure each stripe enters in between the other stripes.
Do the same thing with every other string of paper, going orderly all the way through.
When finished, you will have the two pieces of paper combined nicely into the shape of a heart.
Your paper heart could be given as a gift to your loved ones.
It could be used as an open envelop, to hold a greeting card.
It could also be holding some light objects, such as sweets, chocolates, cookies, or dried flowers.
It is always nice to give something of your own doing, rather than buying all of your presents.