Accordion paper hearts tutorial

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Welcome to yet another valentines craft 🙂 Have you ever felt that how much ever special a gift you get for your guy they never remember it the next year!? Well so what?! We still like making , buying, gifting and pampering him right? I made these simple accordion paper hearts which I used in some pretty gift tags. Even if you are buying something for him, make sure to add that dash of your handmade love with pretty gift wrapping ideas or these accordion paper hearts tags. 

Materials required to make Accordion paper hearts gift tag: 

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  • Printing papers to make the hearts
  • Cardstock to make tag base
  • Punch/template to cut out tag shades
  • Eyelet and eyelet setter (optional)
  • Ribbons/twines etc

How to make accordion paper hearts gift tags : 

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A very simple craft and you can make them in under 10 mins if you have all supplies together. Accordion paper flowers are something we all have always made since childhood and this accordion paper hearts is just a improvised version of the same. Start with a circular template which will be your tag base or punch it out like I did. Next keeping the size of the base template, cut out a rectangular shape paper whose length is a little bit more than the diameter of the circle. Width of the paper is not that important but its good if you can keep it lesser than the circle diameter.

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Before you start folding the paper into an accordion, cut out the edges along the width of the paper into semicircles like this and try to keep the fold as thin as possible. Once you are don’t with folding, as usual, fold them across at the middle of it. There will be a slight bumpy edge problem at the folded part but that is alright because you are going to leave it open after a while. Oh they look like tiny butterflies now!

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Apply glue only to the center most folded part and stick them together. You see why  I called it the accordion folded heart? Now that you have your heart, you can do whatever you want with them. Make hundreds of them and hang them into a curtain decor or string them into a heart garland or try these accordion paper folded hearts tag 😉

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I just pasted these hearts onto the center of the circular card stock that I had earlier cut out with my punch. I drew a slight dashed border along its perimeter with white gel pen and also added set a hole with eyelet. I dint feel like leaving the other side blank so I simply heat embossed a love sentiment with gold embossing powder. A red ribbon through the eyelet did the closing ceremony of the simple accordion paper heart tag!

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I hope you liked this valentine day craft 🙂 If you missed out on the red swirl paper roses I made last week, you can read the tutorial here.

Swirl paper roses tutorial, quilled paper roses tutorial, curled paper roses, how to make paper roses, paper flower tutorial, rose making tutorial, simple paper flower tutorial

Also, linking to a list of other love themed Valentine day crafts from previous years 🙂 

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