Sunday, January 15, 2012

Tissue Paper Hearts

i finally got around to taking down our Tissue paper Butterflies and Dragonflies that we made last year. They had finally faded enough that they were no longer looking pretty. As i was taking them down, i was looking at one of the faded butterfly wings and realized how easy it would be to use the same paper fold pattern to make hearts.

These hearts are basically just two of the 'wings' overlapped. The look so lovely in the window with the sun shining through them.

These folded paper crafts can be made using kite paper, or tissue paper. i usually use tissue paper, but for the tutorial i'm using construction paper because it's easier to see the creases.
Start with a square of tissue paper, it can be any size. i used 2 1/2" squares.

First thing you do, is fold over diagnally, so that the opposite corners meet. Repeat this with the other corners so you have an X on the paper.

Now bring on the corners in to the center line, and crease. Do the same thing with the opposite corner. i use a bit of glue (washable glue stick) in the center to hold them in place. It should look like the picture above.


Now you are going to fold over the bottom edge so that it lines up with the center. i marked it as a black line so you can see what i'm talking about. You are going to bring that solid black edge, over to the dotted center line and crease.

Click on the picture to see it better. The first image is what i described above. i would put a dot of glue down to hold it in place, and then you are going to do the same thing on the other side. It should now look like the center picture. Then you fold down the point at the very top, just a little. So it has a more rounded look.

Repeat the process so that you have two identical pieces.


Now overlap them just a little and glue in place.
That's it! Easy peasy, but very cute!!



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