You may have made these in middle school or girl scouts, or maybe you saw them hanging on your grandma’s Christmas tree every year. Often made with red and white paper, these woven hearts are traditional in Scandinavian households…and are almost always found in hygge rooms, especially around Christmas.
There are countless ways to cut and design your paper hearts, but for today’s project, we’re going to go with the classic woven heart. I also decided to use felt instead of paper since that’s what I had on hand, but either will work!
You can use this little heart “basket” to hold goodies for Christmas or Valentine’s Day, or fill them with potpourri and hang them around your home. You can use red and white, which is traditional for these woven hearts, or mix and match your favorite colors to add this cozy festive touch to your décor!
Woven Felt Heart
- Two pieces of different colored paper or felt (bigger pieces of paper equal bigger hearts)
- Fold each piece of felt in half hamburger style.
- Cut the folded felt in half. You’ll only need one half of each color.
- On the unfolded side, cut to round the tops. This will become the top of the heart. I cut both of mine at the same time so they were the same. If you want to use a pattern, you can find one to your liking online.
- On the folded side, cut your strips for weaving. Four strips should be enough for beginners. Don’t cut all the way through, just about an inch from the top.
- The weaving can get confusing, so rather than explain it with words here, I suggest checking out this YouTube video to see it in person: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jur29ViLEhk
- Continue weaving until your heart is complete. Once done, open your heart to reveal the pocket! Add a handle if you want and fill it with whatever you like!
- I made another heart with the remaining two halves of felt, this time cutting 6 strips on each side.
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