Craft Cottage - Scandinavian Woven Hearts

Skill Level:

Beginner

Crafting Time:

Less than 1 hour

Technique(s):

Weaving

Material(s):

Paper

Category:

Ornaments

Tag(s):

Nifty & Thrifty

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Scandinavian Woven Hearts

These woven hearts are native to Scandinavia and are commonly hung on Christmas trees. You can make them out of paper, felt, or velvet ribbon in contrasting colors to show off the woven design. When finished, these hearts are little baskets, so you can fill with treats and give them to your friends.

Supplies & Tools:

Directions:

  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.