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Folded Cut Out Flowers
Feb 13th, 2014 by Craftylocks

For Valentines day today here in New Zealand I had one waiting on each of my colleagues desks for when they got in – they somehow guessed who the paper folding cutting and glueing person was that made them!!

 

This is so much fun, and easy!! I demonstrated this simple technique and I was then amazed by how many different flowers the children came up with! I have also made a more detailed worksheet of the steps in case that is easier for you to work with.
Start with a square piece of paper and fold it into a triangle three times.
With the longest side on the right, and the corner that was the middle of the square of paper pointing down, fold the point on the left over so the sides line up like pictured.
Cut off the triangle at the top above the edge of the folded paper.
Draw a half petal shape starting at the top corner of the triangle and ending on the long edge.
Cut along the outline you have drawn. But make sure you do not cut through all of the long edge of the triangle. Ease the flower open.
Layer up with some more folded cut out flowers.

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Valentines Day Paper Crafts for Children
Feb 14th, 2013 by Craftylocks

Valentines day is a great excuse to make some cute crafts to show someone that you care.

3D Hearts

A bit of love jazzes up a simple shape.

Snowflake Cut Out Heart Shape

Get snipping with the scissors to create this detailed heart.

Crayon Outline Heart Shapes

Turning heart into art

Hearts from Paper Strips

These have been very popular – just a couple of simple steps to make them

Valentine Garlands

Super simple, extra effective!

Paper Heart Lei

A simple craft for the children and something fun to wear.

Wedding Day Invite Cards
These card’s ideas are very close to my heart!
Paper Strip Hearts
These hearts are mess free and very cute
Valentine Heart Garland
Another cool variation on making valentine hearts with paper strips.
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3D Hearts for Valentines Day
Feb 13th, 2013 by Craftylocks

A lovely excuse to make this lovely paper craft.

A simple craft that I have used before for 3D leaves, because I love how effective it is.

Just make three copies of a heart shape, using a different color for each heart shape. We used a cookie cutter to trace our shape onto some paper.

Fold two of them in half.

Run a strip of glue along the spines of the folded pieces and layer them up on each other and on the flat piece. Once the glue it dry fold out the sides to create your shape.

This can be folded up as part of a card, or even have loving messages written on each ‘leaf’.

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Valentine Heart Garland
Feb 7th, 2012 by Craftylocks

Sometimes when you try a craft, you have to try all the different ways of doing it – so we are on a bit of a heart strip theme at the moment, which is perfect timing for Valentines Day.

This simple garland is perfect for Valentines Day but you could also use pastel colors to welcome a new baby or for Easter celebrations.

All you need are some strips of paper and a stapler. I have seen this done by using the strips to make just one heart at a time – but that involves sooooo much extra cutting and picking up strips of paper – so we tried to be clever and used each pair of strips to make three hearts. Seemed like more fun that way but you can make them just one at a time.

Cut strips lengthwise from sheets of printer paper. Heavy weight paper does not cope with the curves for these small hearts and tend to bend instead. They can be any width you like. Just make sure you make them a similar width to each other.

Lay two strips on top of each other and staple near the end.

Separate the strips and drag the unstapled ends down either side of the staple and pinch together with your fingers to get the size heart you prefer.

Fold the strips back up just below where you want to fasten the heart. This makes the start of the next heart. Staple together.

Drag the strips down again to make another heart and repeat the process until you reach the end of the strips. I managed to get three hearts out of each pair of strips but the number will vary depending on the size of your heart.

To add another pair of paper strips to the garland, place one strip of paper either side of the bottom of the last heart with the strips upright and staple together. I used one staple to both secure the bottom of the last heart and to add the new paper strips. Drag the strips down as you have done with the previous hearts and continue until your garland is the required length.

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Paper Strip Heart Decoration
Feb 3rd, 2012 by Craftylocks

I loved making the simple heart decoration that we did this time last year, this version has a few more strips – a few of each would look great hanging together.

You will need
6 strips of paper in three colors
1 short strip
2 split pins or you can use a stapler
Scissors

Lay the strips in two sets of three.

Take the shorter strip and fold it in half – the intention of this folded bit is to create a loop for hanging the decoration. Place it on top of one of the sets of three strips with cut edges together.

Lay the second set of strips on the other side of the folded strip – again with cut edges together so the folded strip is sandwiched between them. Using the sharp point of the scissors, make a small hole through all the layers of paper and secure with the split pin, or staple them together.

Lay the strips on their edge on a table and pull around the outer strips to form a heart. Repeat with the other layers making each layer slightly bigger than the last. Secure with the split pin or staple.

Cut the edges near the split pins to a point to neaten them.

Tie a piece of string or ribbon to the centre loop to hang.

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Wedding Day Invite Card Designs
May 13th, 2011 by Craftylocks

 

When my then boyfriend and I were planning a celebration to mark 10 years together, a wedding seemed like a good idea – that wedding party was 12 years ago now. We were extremely budget conscious at that stage and although my parents were covering many costs, we wanted to do things our way – the handmade way. So the invites for our wedding were handmade, the ones here are all the ideas we tried out – lots of good ideas for paper craft invites.

Or get your children involved and use them to create special cards for Mothers or Fathers Day, or Valentines Day – or don’t wait for a reason, just make them because you want to!

Dribble the shape of some hearts with some acrylic paint and when it is dry color the shapes you have made with dye or runny paint.

Dribble a heart shape with acrylic paint or PVA glue and then use that as a print base to take a print from or do a crayon rubbing.

Cut half of a heart shape out of the fold of the card and then paint a heart shape in gold.

Draw a picture into a polystyrene tray with a pen or sharp pencil. Use that as a print base by dabbing or rolling paint onto it and then using the paper to pick up the image.

Dab around the outside of a heart shape with a suitable color and some gold paint for sparkle.

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