This craft celebrates the season of love.
Valentine's Day means there are hearts everywhere. Make this decoration for your living space and teach children the basic concept behind the ancient art of quilling, in which paper is rolled into different shapes.
WHAT YOU NEEDCardstock in various shades of red and pink String or yarn Pencil Ruler Hole punch Glue
HOW YOU DO ITCut an inch-wide vertical strip from each piece of cardstock, using the ruler and pencil. Fold the strip in half lengthwise. Punch a hole on the fold line. Roll one end of the strip tightly around the pencil, about two-thirds of the way down to the fold. Release the pencil and repeat on the other side of the strip. Pull the string through the hole at the bottom of the heart. Shape the quilled (curled) parts of the strip so they are even and push them together to form a heart shape. Use tacky glue or hot glue to join the sides, with the string in between. Repeat steps one to seven for each heart you want to place on the string. Hang your garland and enjoy the season of love!
WHO THOUGHT THIS UP
Olivera Bratich owns Wholly Craft, 3515 N. High St. The Clintonville shop features handmade goods from more than 200 crafters and artists, including clothing, jewelry, accessories, paper goods, home décor and more. Winter hours of operation are noon to 7 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. For more information, go to whollycraft.com or call 614-447-3445.