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An elegant heart made with strips of paper.
You can make a notecard holder (like the main picture).
Or use a strip with small width, make some hearts and put then in a fishing line with some beads, to make a great mobile.
And, if you make a small one, can strength it with resin (I use Epoxi resin) and make keychains or a pendant.

Posted by Larissa R. from Curitiba, State of Paraná, Brazil • Published See Larissa R.'s 3 projects »
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  • How to make a paper model. Paper  Heart - Step 1
    Step 1

    To make this heart you need to print the model. Click on the image and save into your computer, then print it. This model is for a heart of 8cm height, but you can resize the image for other sizes.
    I used paper strips with 1cm wide, but you can make it with what width you want. The paper is Colorplus 80gm3.
    The 1cm is good to make the heart standing in a base, for a noteholder.
    It is advisable to have a little practice with quilling, it helps to do some details.

  • How to make a paper model. Paper  Heart - Step 2
    Step 2

    You need a soft material to use as base for the work, a piece of Styrofoam or EVA. Mine is a pad made with layers of EVA, to hold the pins in place.
    Put the model in this base and insert the first pin (the center pin), as indicated in the picture. Glue the tip of the paper strip around this pin.

  • How to make a paper model. Paper  Heart - Step 3
    Step 3

    Pass the paper strip around the first loop pin. Then put some glue in the paper at the center pin.

  • How to make a paper model. Paper  Heart - Step 4
    Step 4

    Pass the paper strip around the center pin and in the next loop pin. Put glue again in the center pin and go with the strip to the next loop pin (see the numbers in the model, it indicate the sequence of the loops to be made).

  • How to make a paper model. Paper  Heart - Step 6
    Step 5

    Make the same for all the four parts of the heart. Then get a strip of paper and make the inside portion of the heart.

  • How to make a paper model. Paper  Heart - Step 7
    Step 6

    Put some glue in each loop.

  • How to make a paper model. Paper  Heart - Step 8
    Step 7

    Take a paper strip and glue it on each loop, creating the outside portion of the heart.

  • How to make a paper model. Paper  Heart - Step 9
    Step 8

    Make some "S" rolls (quilling technique) of paper strips with 7cm length. To make that, wrap the paper around a pencil until the middle, then make the same with the other side in opposite direction.

  • How to make a paper model. Paper  Heart - Step 10
    Step 9

    Almost finished heart. At the spaces on top you can put another "S" rolls or other quilling shape that you want. I put some loose rolls ou heart shaped rolls.

    Carefully remove all the pins.

    You can add a detail with a small acrilic heart at the center (fix it with fish line at the hole of the center pin).

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nariel
nariel · Guadalajara, Jalisco, MX · 13 projects
Really lovely, gonna try Happy
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HarleyHeartless
HarleyHeartless · Syracuse, New York, US · 2 projects
Uber creative! May have to give this one a go!
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