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Paper Heart Decorations for Fun Holiday Decor

Hang them up in clusters or add a single one to a doorknob, however you use your paper heart decorations, they’re bound to make your heart smile!

Skills Required; None. Even if you’ve never crafted before, you’ll be able to make this project. Paper hearts are easy enough for kids as well as adults.

DIY paper heart decorations

I love simple and bright holiday decorations. And after making my holiday card ornaments, I knew exactly what I wanted to make this Valentine’s Day! It’s a perfect Valentine’s Day craft for kids.

Older kids can tackle this heart craft themselves, while littles might need some additional help. Either way, it’s not hard! These are so fun to make you won’t be able to stop.

Pink and orange paper, a heart template, Tacky glue, scissors, a pencil, and twine

Paper Heart Decor

To make yours, gather this:

  • Pretty cardstock – don’t use printer paper, it needs to be sturdy
  • Heart template
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • String
Tracing a heart template on pink paper with a pencil
Hearts cut out of orange and pink paper

Fold your cardstock in half and trace half of the heart template as many times as you can. If you’re using two colors, you want six of each, or a total of twelve.

Hearts glued together with craft glue

Alternating colors, glue your folded hearts to form a stack. I recommend placing them under something heavy to help them set.

DIY paper hearts on a white background

Looking good! You can use your hearts with a flat back like this, too, if you like.

Paper heart with white twine and scissors laying next to it
First and last halves of the paper heart being glued together around the twine

To hang your paper heart decorations, cut a long piece of string and fold the end up and tie a knot to hang out of the bottom of your heart.

Glue the first and last halves of the heart together with the string in between, and you’re ready to hang your heart!

DIY paper heart decorations
How to make paper hearts

Did you enjoy this paper heart decorations how-to? Make sure to check out the Maker Mama tutorial gallery. I’d also love for you to check out the following paper crafts and projects: