Made with Love ~ Quilled Paper Hearts

There is always a hesitation taking down the Christmas decor around here. Seriously, I was ok with the way our home looked before making it warm and cozy for the holidays, but once I take everything down it seems so empty. So before I procrastinate any longer embark on the packing I feel I need to get creative and craft some things to fill the empty spaces.

So here are some little lovelies for Valentines day. Very easy and quick to make and best of all cost practically nothing…
First I headed over to *The Graphics Fairy* to visit Karen. If you have not paid her a visit yet I highly suggest to go take a peek and become a follower. She has some amazing graphics that are free to use and updates her site daily. The images are simply darling…trust me; you will spend quite awhile there just browsing!

I chose the Scrolls and Flourishes Vintage Book End Graphic to add a little design to my paper. I made the background transparent and changed the color to a shade of red for Valentines. Isn’t the print fabulous? You can find Karen’s graphic here. I sized the graphic to fit a full page and simply printed it out on ivory cardstock. I printed the design on both sides of the cardstock so that you would be able to see the gorgeous flourishes once hearts were rolled.

I used a paper cutter to cut the cardstock in strips. I varied the sizes from 1/4 to 3/4 inch cuts. You could easily cut with scissors as well, just use a ruler to make sure you have straight pieces.

You want to begin by folding your strip in half to make a ‘v’

If you are a seasoned ‘quiller’ {I guess that is what you would call them}, or scrapbooker, or anything of the sort, please stop reading here as I am not and the methods I am about to suggest may scare you. I am sure they make a tool used to curl paper but I’m simply a crafter and used a turkey injector. LOL, yes, the thing that you use to inject flavor into your turkey…don’t worry, I cleaned it. The needle is the perfect diameter to roll your paper around and get a good tight roll ~ hey I used what I had, a girl must improvise. You want to roll each end of the paper in. Some I rolled tightly and others I rolled loosely. I like the variation.

Once you have both ends rolled you want to use a glue stick to secure the curls together to form your heart. Just a dab will do.

You can play around with the shapes and sizes of these. Each one will be a new creation.

I added some ‘snow’ to this jar and tossed in a few hearts; tied a ribbon and stamped some metal ring tags.

I think they are so dainty and darling

This hurricane got some reindeer moss, hearts, a bow and ‘XOXO’ tags

I love the pink and green together … I think I found my ‘theme’ for Valentines Day. Enjoy!

                  

Comments

  1. Those are so sweet! I really like the “love” hang tags as well :-)

  2. Hi Stephanie,
    These are really lovely! That lacey looking image on the paper was the perfect choice for your charming delicate hearts! I had no idea you could make such pretty things with a turkey injector!! Thanks so much for joining in for “Brag Monday” and for your very kind comments in your post about my blog.

  3. I love this fun and easy craft. I’ll be linking it over at my blog (www.itisagoodday.blogspot.com) today!

  4. These are lovely! I was wondering what to put in my apothecary jars now that Christmas is over and I put away the ornaments. Great idea!

  5. They are so very pretty. Just a dainty fun craft. Thank you for sharing.

  6. Oh my goodness, I am SO featuring you this coming Friday!!! Keep an eye out! These are so cute, I can’t stand it!

  7. Wow, those are beautiful! Now I’m itching to make myself some…thanks for the simple steps! Hearing the word “quilling” always worries me a little. :)

    Thanks so much for coming by and commenting!

  8. I am a seasoned quiller and just love your quilled heart apothecary jar! You showed real creative ingenuity in using the turkey injector. Thank you for sharing such a beautiful design.

  9. Your hearts are darling!

  10. Love the hearts and the tags! That looks so good in the jar, too!

  11. Great Idea! Just what I need to fill my jars with now that Christmas is over! Love finding new blogs!

  12. Stephanie Lynn, you are amazing! This is just adorable and the perfect touch for Valentine’s Day. How do you do it? You always, ALWAYS come up with delightful things.

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

  13. This project is so sweet it gave me diabetes ;)

  14. These are very lovely. They look wonderful in the jar. Very good idea!!

  15. I haven’t seen this done before! Very cute and it seems pretty simple to do.

  16. Those are great–they would be neat hanging too.

  17. Thanks for visiting my blog. I love the Graphics Fairy pattern you selected for your beautiful quilled hearts. And the way you display them is gorgeous!

  18. i love how those turned out! i think i might have to make some! thanks for sharing!

  19. So pretty!!! I love them with the moss and candle. :) Thanks for the visit!

  20. Those are beautiful! Now I must find some moss and get going. I just love them!

    I am now following!

  21. Those are so cute! And the way you used them is gorgeous. What a fun touch for the month of love.

  22. beautiful work, lovely but also that you use the tools!
    you are a creative genius, congratulations you have a beautiful 2010 Chany

  23. Those are beautiful! I would never have thought of that! And already decorating for Valentine’s Day–you are definitely with it!

  24. So cute! Thanks for sharing.

    Have a wonderful day.

  25. Love these so much..how cute.
    tammy

  26. OOOOOH! Pretty! I love this! So easy!

    I really need to get Photoshop Elements. I’ve only been asking for it for over a year or so…any day now, any day….THEN this project would be easy!

    A trip to the scrapbook store couldn’t hurt though, right?!

  27. Very pretty. I love how you have displayed them.
    Kathy

  28. The post just kept getting better and better with every picture. You truly have a talent for creativity AND display! Beautifully done. I’ll be visiting the Graphics Fairy real soon. Great tutorial. Thank you so much for sharing with us at the Boardwalk Bragfest today!

  29. So amazing! I love how you display them! Thanks for linking!

  30. Just beautiful! I am so glad I went to the bragfest and found your blog.
    XXX
    Becky

  31. Wow, this is one of the most creative designs I have seen in a long time. I used to love quilling. I love the idea of using printed paper to make the designs stand out. I love what you did with them when you were done. Beautiful design.
    Karen

  32. Stephnie,
    I love these!!!
    Simply a must do!!

    I’ll be spraying mine with glitter and see if I like it.

    blessings

    barbara jean

    PS What kind of glue stick are you using?
    I am not happy with the ones i am using.
    They do not stick unless you do it 3 times. =0/

  33. Love the idea very much :D

  34. Darling, darling, darling, and so simple! I’m not very creative, but I can copy. Thanks for such inspiration!
    teri

  35. I just made these for my entry way and my kitchen table. They look adorable! I’m not big on decorating for Valentine’s Day because most of the decor is rather corny but these are perfect! Oh and FYI ladies, I didn’t have a turkey juicer so I used a paint brush from my son’s Crayola set.

  36. These are gorgeous and simple. I featured them at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com

  37. I loved these and put the link on my fb. I am not a quiller and don’t have the turkey thing, but think I will use a wood skewer or maybe a small screw driver. a Knitting needle might work too.
    I really liked the moss, candle, heart idea.
    Thanks for sharing.

  38. Um, I love these! And I am going to feature this on my blog today :)

  39. Cute! I think I will make these today!!!

  40. Fabulous!!! I’m always looking for something to put in my apothecary jars!

  41. Thanks for showing us how to do this with “tools” from around the house, :)
    that is very helpful to me. I am going to make these this evening!

  42. Thanks for showing this idea…I made some and my son also wanted to make a few too when he saw them. I also put the link on my new blog.

  43. Aww what a great idea – the hearts look so cute in the jar. Isn’t it funny how often simple really is best?! Too funny about the turkey injector – it did the job! I started quilling with a cake tester from my kitchen drawer. Great minds think alike, or something like that. :-)

  44. Lovely craft!
    I wish I that had that wonderful talent.
    You are very lucky owing to the fact that you are so skillful

        

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