Today, I am going to show you how to make these super cute heart string curtains that you can hang anywhere in your home. They are a perfect and easy craft to make with your kids or by yourself. Wherever you choose to display them, they will definitely provide a loving atmosphere. Let’s get started!
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- Heart shape cut outs
- Thread, string, or fishing line (whatever you have will work)
- Double sided tape or scotch tape
Step 1: Sort out your hearts
Sort your paper heart cut outs according to sizes and colors. You should have:
- 1 section of Dark Maroon with 2 different sizes \\
- 1 section of Brighter Pink with 2 different sizes //
- 1 section of Brick Red with 2 different sizes \\
- 1 Section of Light Pink with 2 different sizes //
If you are cutting out your own hearts, you will want at least 2 hearts of the same shape and size so you can put one on the front and one on the back and won’t see the tape. The hearts I cut are cut so that a pink colored heart goes on the back or opposite side of a red color. I tried to group them above, hopefully you can see that. You will understand what I mean further down in the post.
Step 2: Prep your heart string stings
First, you want to decide where you are going to hang your whimsical heart string curtains, then you want to measure the length of string you need.
Before cutting it, add about 6 inches extra to allow for a loop at the top. (You can always cut the excess string off of the bottom when you are done). Cut it. Measure and cut all the strings that you need to cover the area you want.
Tie loops in the tops of your string. Lay them flat on your work surface. Depending on the type of string you are using, you might need to tape them to your work surface to get them to lay flat.
Step 3: Decide layout for your heart string curtains
With your strings laying on your work surface, start laying out your hearts next to the string and decide the layout of the size and color order you want. When you lay out your hearts, remember that you will need 2 at each spot (1 red for the front and 1 pink for the back or vise versa) You are laying them out on your work surface so that you can get the spacing to what you want and you don’t run out of hearts for the length and amount of strings you need.
NOTE** if you get your layout done and you decide it’s not enough for what you want, you can use just one heart at each point and just attach with regular scotch tape. The only downside about doing it this way, is that you will see the tape holding the heart to the string. But if that doesn’t bother you, go for it!!
Step 4: Attach hearts into place
Once you have the layout you like, begin attaching the hearts to the string using the double sided tape. Tape one heart into place on the string and then place another heart on the back. Be sure to make sure you line up the heart so that it matches the 1st heart and no edges are poking out or showing.
This part is the fun part and the great thing is you can let your children help you assemble them.
After you have them all made, hang them up and trim off any excess string at the bottom.
Hanging tip** I have these hooks in my window sill that I like to hang decorations from. That is how I hang mine. You don’t need hooks, just put some tape through the loop and tape it to the ceiling. I like to have a loop because then it won’t slide through or out of the tape and fall down.
That’s it! Wasn’t that super easy and fun?! Now that you have completed your own whimsical heart string curtains, I hope you can feel the love and be reminded of the memories you created when you see your them moving in the breeze. May you always enjoy the love in your home!
When Valentine’s day is over and it’s time to take down your heart string curtains, you will want to gather 1 string of hearts at a time, so they don’t become a tangled mess. First, place one heart (bottom hanging heart) in your hand, and after that, stack the next one on top of the first. You will want to repeat this process until you have all of the hearts stacked. Secure them into place using a paper clip. Repeat for all heart strings separately. Store them in a Ziploc bag or container and put them away with your Valentine decorations.
Get your own paper heart shape cut outs here!