I kept seeing cute stained glass hearts on Pinterest but didn’t find the one I had in mind, so I made up my own version.
What you will need:
- 1 sheet of construction paper (I picked red)
- Clear Shelf liner (Contact paper)
- Tissue paper in at least 2 different colors
- Heart paper punch (size about 1 inch)
Start with a sheet of the construction paper and fold it in half.
Sketch a half of a heart on there to your liking, the folded edge of the paper is next to the pencil.
Cut out the heart.
Then cut out the center of the heart, leave about 3/4 inch wide edge for your frame. I free handed the cutting but if you want you can sketch it on before cutting.
Place your heart frame on the contact paper to measure it out. I cut out a rectangular piece of the paper off the roll.
Trace the shape of the heart on the paper.
TIP: If you are doing the project right away you can just remove the backing off the contact paper, place the heart frame on there and then trim around it.
I was setting up the project ahead of time so I didn’t place the contact paper on the frame at this point.
Fold the tissue paper over several times so the paper punch makes multiples with each punch. This one I folded so it punched 4 hearts out each time.
I punched one row and had enough of one color. The second color I did I folded it so it punched out 8 hearts at a single punch.
Sophia just came in from playing in the snow and was ready to craft. I placed the contact paper on the frame and let her place the hearts where ever she desired.
It’s ok if the pieces aren’t perfectly placed. Some of the ones she put on were crumpled and folded up and that’s ok.
I kept reminding her to flatten the papers out a bit.
I didn’t use tape to hang it since there was just enough little areas left uncovered of the contact paper for it to hold.