Yarn-wrapped cardboard hearts are so simple to make and can be used for all kinds of Valentine’s Day crafts. Add them to clear jars for a pretty centerpiece idea!
You probably already have all of the items needed to make these cute hearts! Just cardboard, yarn and a hot glue gun and you can make these festive yarn-wrapped hearts! The best part of this easy craft is it’s so fast! In 30 minutes you can have several heart-wrap cardboard hearts to use and your kids will love making them too. I used a glue gun to keep the yarn on the curved edges of the hearts but you can use a glue stick too if your kids want to make some!
YARN-WRAP CARDBOARD HEARTS CAN BE USED FOR VALENTINE’S DAY PROJECTS
Once you have a few hearts made, either use them by themselves on a table like I did. Or you can glue them onto ribbon to create a Valentine’s Garland. Sprinkle them throughout your home on shelves or add them to a wreath!
HOW TO MAKE A YARN-WRAP HEART VALENTINE’S DAY CENTERPIECE
I used the yarn-wrapped cardboard hearts to create a sweet little Valentine’s Day centerpiece on our dining room table. This is how I created this easy centerpiece idea:
- I added some pretty yarn to the bottom of the jars.
- Then I added fairy lights.
- I put a heart from my Pebbles Avenues Line on little houses and put a house in each jar.
- Then I added a couple of the yarn-wrapped hearts to each jar.
- The last thing I did was tie some red and white ribbon on each jar and put them on cake stands in the middle of our table.
- I sprinkled more of the yarn-wrapped hearts around the jars on the table!
Add a dab of glue to the center of each heart and start wrapping the heart by wrapping the yarn tightly and closely together in one direction.
TURN HEART AND START WRAPPING IN DIFFERENT DIRECTION
Once one section is covered, turn the heart and put a dab of glue at both ends of the heart and start wrapping in that direction. The hot glue (or glue from glue stick) will hold the yarn in that new direction. Keep turning the heart and adding glue as you turn until the heart is covered with yarn.
ADD MORE YARN TO SPARSE SECTIONS
After the heart is covered, see if there are sections that need a little more yarn so that none of the cardboard is showing through. Add more yarn to places that need more coverage.
ADD GLUE AND CUT YARN
Once the heart is covered, add a dab of glue under the yarn strand and cut it right next to the glue you added to neatly finish off each yarn-wrapped heart.
And that’s how easy these are to make.
Be sure to add them to your LOVE Decor & send us a pic if you dare!