The idea: take strips of cardstock and form hearts, then staple them together to form a garland. That became pinspiration for my own wall collage. I used the same construction method to make the hearts as the pinner, but arranged them directly on the wall.
It is a simple yet versatile decoration idea. Depending how many hearts are made, the collage could take up a large or small space on the wall. The colors can change, too. A mixture of light & dark pink or red & white hearts would look good. I used all rose-colored cardstock.
Paper Heart Wall Collage
Assembly time: 40 minutes | Makes 20 paper hearts
Some photos from the play-by-play:
Above: the paper strips ready to be formed into a heart.
Below: paper heart formed and ready for hanging.
I made about 25 hearts when all was said and done.
In all my years of playing with paper and tape, I never thought to make a paper heart this way! I usually do the standard construction paper heart by folding a sheet in half and cutting one big heart out.
Sticking them all to the wall was fun. I just free-styled the arrangement by clustering some hearts together and spreading the rest out across the wall. Just a little dot of hot glue held the hearts to the wall.
I like the subtle effect the collage gives the wall, and it makes me happy every time I glance up at it.I have packed those 10 or so sheets of rose cardstock along with my office supplies for at least four apartment relocations before finally having a use for them. Don’t you love when the effort of saving something menial (versus ditching it during spring cleaning) pays off in the end?
If I wasn’t living with a boy, I would probably want to double or triple the hearts and add in different colors of pink.
How do you decorate for Valentine’s Day?