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Heart Sun Catchers

Heart Sun Catchers are so effective when up on the window with sun shining through them. I found that making a number of hearts, which are different sizes look really effective once up on the window.

Valentines Hearts
What do I need to make a Heart Sun Catcher?
  • Black card
  • Pink and red tissue paper
  • PVA glue
  • Scissors
How do I make the Sun Catcher?
  • Draw a heart shape outline onto the black card – you want to draw the heart in ‘bubble writing’ so it creates a thick border to the heart when cut out (see picture below).
Heart Sun Catchers

  • Roughly cut the coloured tissue paper into squares and rectangles approximately 2cm/3 cm wide and square.
  • Cut out the heart.
  • Now fold the heart in half and cut out the centre of the heart. Avoid firmly pressing the heart in two to make a crease on the heart.
  • Then put PVA around the back of the heart. Now start sticking the tissue paper on the inside of the heart. Over lap the tissue paper.
  • Once you have a layer of tissue paper inside the heart, going round the inner edge of the heart, let it dry. Whilst it’s drying avoid leaving the heart flat down on a surface as it will probably stick to the surface.
  • Once dry use more tissue paper to fill in the remaining space inside the heart. Use the dry tissue paper which is already attached to the heart as the based to connect this latest layer to. Repeat until you fill the complete heart.
  • Now let the heart dry. Trim the edges of the outside of the heart if you have any tissue paper left overlapping the outside.
  • Repeat depending on how many heart you want to make and remember you can vary the size of the hearts if you wish.
  • To stick to a window, just place a couple of piece of blue-tac onto the back of the heart.
Heart Sun Catchers

If you are looking for other ideas for Valentines Day gifts or homemade gift ideas why not take a look at Heart Jam TartsHeart Bird Feeders or Chocolate Heart Lollies

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