So, St. Patrick's day kind of snuck up on me this year. Sorry. I made a super cool paper cauldron thingy to be a pot of gold... and then never made up any instructions for it. But that one doesn't have to be for St. Patrick's day. Maybe I'll put it together in time for Easter. It can be a basket.
This craft, however, is pretty St. Patrick's day specific.
And its not too complicated! Well, compared to the other things I've made. If you made almost any other craft I've posted here it will be easy, because it is based on the very same principles.
As you can see from the string in the photo at the top, I strung mine into a necklace, but you can use these for any kind of St. Patrick's decorating you want to do.
Does the shape look familiar? That might be beecause you can use the same shape for a slightly different craft on Valentine's day: http://www.sarahluann.com/blog/paper-heart-baskets
So maybe St. Valentine and St. Patrick were friends or something ;-)
I tell you what, Valentines better come soon, because then I can tell my brain that it can STOP thinking up ways to make things with hearts.
Another week to go, I guess. Ah, well. I'll survive.
I guess my brain was saving the simplest stuff for last, because this one is really easy. I didn't even bother to take pictures to make instructions. OK fine, thats mostly because right now I'm lazy, but also because you don't need them.
Ok, here goes nuthin'. Super simple-yet-cool-looking DIY centerpiece decoration thing for valentines. Because why not.
And I even made a little template. You can do this with any kind of heart, though. Or actually with any shape your little heart desires. (See what I did there? Haha. Ok, lame joke. Moving on.)
Also! This concept is super versatile, and not just in the shape you use. As long as you cut at least three pieces, you're good. I did four because... I like squares? It just seemed like a nice, even number. I guess you could even do it with two, if you made it go around something fairly narrow. Like one of those little vases you put a single rose in or something. Or on the rod things that hold up stair banisters. Which technically wouldn't be a centerpiece anymore, but I guess thats my point. You can use this in so many ways!
Ok I'll stop talking now and just give you the dang template for the Valentine Centerpiece. In case you wanted it. Because maybe you were thinking of doing your own thing instead.
Take a look at the photo above to get an idea of what we're doing here.
All you need to do is find a slit that faces down, and slide it over a slit that faces up. Make sure you slide the slits all the way together, to the end of each slit. Do this until you have all your pieces are linked together. Once all your pieces are linked together, link the ends together the same way. Do a little pushing, pulling, and nudging to get your pieces to stand just how you'd like them to.
This would be really easy to jazz up in simple was. Maybe try letting kids draw on the hearts first. Or you could try gluing doilies or other lightweight valentines decorations on the hearts. Maybe some paper flowers. Maybe put a vase in the center full of roses.
Or you could just say you're going for the simple look and leave the hearts as-is. They do pretty well on their own.
Ta-da! Easy centerpiece!
The other day, I made this super simple little turkey and I thought I might as well let other people make it too. I cut this one out on my Cricut, but you can print the image below, cut out the pieces, and assemble it as shown. No glue necessary! If you make one, let me know in the comments. I'd love to see a picture!
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