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Castle, Wales, GB
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because doors need love too!

I got the idea for this from Kirstie's homemade Britian (UK craft show), where she makes a bird using the same method. I thought hearts would make cute valentines gifts. Btw I've just realised that I've called this paper-mache in the title and it isn't really- oops!




  1. Step 1 1

    Here's pretty much wnat you need to start- newspaper, sellotape, string and scissors.

  2. Step 2 2

    Cut a piece of string (or ribbon if you want) and knot to make a loop.

  3. Step 3 3

    Scrunch a ball of paper around the knot in the sting, so that the loop sticks out. Tape the knot to the inside of the paper, so that its secure.

  4. Step 4 4

    Cover the paper with sellotape so that it makes a smooth and shiney surface.

  5. Step 5 5

    Keep adding scrunched up balls of paper and covering with tape until your heart is the shape you want it.

  6. Step 6 6

    Now we paint the sucker with the white acrylic paint. You may need to do a couple coats. Make sure no sellotape is showing and try not to paint your string.

  7. Step 7 7

    Now we have a blank canvas to decorate. If you're arty and like painting you could decorate with different paint effects. I, however am not arty so i covered mine with little scraps of decoupage paper. The paper I used is from decopatch an comes in lots of pretty patterns. It also comes with a glue/varnish that dries to give a nice finish, although i think you may be able to achieve a similar finish with modpodge.

  8. Step 8 8

    Cover the whole heart. Let dry. Sit back and enjoy (or give away for someone else to enjoy).

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And you're done!



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