Lately my mind has been going crazy thinking of all kinds of things I can make with shapes and half shapes that can slide together. I have a whole box of things I've made but have yet to find time to explain to anyone else how to make. I tried (and maybe failed, or at least didn't succeed completely) to explain how to put together my 12-sided ornament. Most of the other shapes are similar to that one, in that their main function is decorative. Maybe I'll get them out again in time for next Christmas. Which reminds me I never did show anyone how I made my cool triangle paper chain that I put on our tree here.
Anyway. When my brain was doing that "what are ALL THE THINGS we can make with half-shapes interlocking" thing it realized that a heart was a conveniently symmetrical and simple shape we could do stuff with. Even do USEFUL stuff, not just this "well that looks cool but what do we DO with it now that we've made it" stuff. Well, relatively. These still mostly just look cool.
Anyway. I'm just going to stop talking and show you what I made.
I give you... PAPER HEART BASKETS.
I made two variations--one with three sides and one with four. I would really suggest making them with cardstock so that they're stiff enough to, you know, actually hold something. And, of course, the bigger you make it the more space it has to bend, so enlarge at your own risk.
And here they are.
An early Happy Valentines Day to you all!
Time to make dinner.
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