One of my favorite memories from elementary school is making Valentine holders. In particular, I remember bringing a cereal box from home and covering it with bits of fabric and trim. On the day of our Valentine's Day party, we walked around stuffing our decorated Capt. Crunch boxes with those little horrible licensed-character valentines, and we loved every bit of it!
For this project, I used that memory as inspiration but replaced the box with a couple paper plates to create a sweetheart of a Valentine's Day Holder. As a homeschool mom, what I love about these paper plate hearts is that they'll be perfect for filling and hanging on the kids' bedroom doors!
2 paper plates
scrap paper (NOT cardstock)
ribbon or yarn
First, cut up your scrap paper.
The size of your pieces will depend on how much time you've set aside for crafting. *The holder with the darker red pieces of paper took me less than 10 minutes to put together!
After that, you'll want to gently fold the plates together in the shape of a heart and staple them together, see the above photo.
If you're planning on doing this project with kids they may need help with this step.
Now, decoupage your scrap pieces onto your paper plate heart.
Kids will either love or hate this step because it's sure to get a little messy.
After you've covered your heart apply a coat of decoupage medium over everything to seal it and hold all the pieces in place.
Finally, once it's dried punch a hole in either side and string a bit of ribbon or yarn through it for easy hanging.
All week long, you can click on the image below and follow the link to a collection of Valentine's Day crafts that take 15 minutes or less to complete!