Scandinavian Woven Hearts

My mother taught me how to make these hearts many years ago. She used to make these out of red and white velvet ribbon, but today I’m making them out of paper. I didn’t know it back then, but these woven hearts are actually native to Scandinavia. These are easy to make and are addictive, so pull out scissors and your favorite paper!

Supplies & Tools:


  1. Print the template and cut out.
  2. Fold a piece of white construction paper in half widthwise.
  3. Place template piece onto construction paper with the dashed line on the fold.
  4. Trace with a pencil and cut out.
  5. Repeat steps 2–4 with red paper.
  6. Begin weaving hearts together by weaving one strip at a time. Here’s how it looks after the first strip:
  7. This is after the second strip is woven:
  8. After the final strip is woven, the hard part is done!
  9. Cut a strip of paper that is 6–7″ long.
  10. Glue the ends of the paper to the inside of the heart, making a handle.
  11. Now that your heart ornament is finished, hang it on your Christmas tree.

Ideas from the elves

  • Cut wavy lines
  • Cut 4 or 5 lines for a tighter weave
  • Make them out of felt or ribbon

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