DIY Sunday: “You Make My Heart Flutter”Card

Valentine's DIYValentine’s Day is finally here and love is in the air. Whether you’re saying “je t’aime” to your sweetheart or just showing your friends you care, a card is the perfect way to put those feelings on paper.

Of course, you can dash to the store and pick up a printed card with pre-written texts and mass-made designs. But are those sentiments really your own? Be original this year and make a card from scratch. Plus, if you’re in a pinch for time and have special dinner plans tonight, this card should take no time to make. With lots of pretty pink layers, this is the most posh way to tell someone they make your heart flutter!

Tools:

Scissors
Glue
Pink patterned wrapping paper
Pink tissue/stuffing paper
Blank Card

Instructions:

  1. Cut a 12×18 cm piece of the wrapping paper and fold it in half. Draw half of a heart on the side, and cut along the outline. When you unfold, you should have a full heart.
  2. Do the same with the tissue paper, but make the dimensions slightly larger: 12.5×18.5 cm.
  3. Glue layer by layer only at the “seam” (middle or along the fold line) of the heart onto the blank card. Let dry and ruffle up layers once set, to give volume or “flutter”.

That’s all there is to it –three steps and you’re done!

Style is served!

PS: Berkeley, my cat, decided to crash the photo-op and become part of the picture! Thought it would make a great outtake.

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DIY Sunday: Heart-Shaped Origami Bookmark

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At a time of the year when everything is heart-shaped, your bookmarks should be too! What better way to celebrate your love for reading (and get into the Valentine’s Day spirit) than this origami DIY to mark your favourite page.  Follow the steps below to make your own!

Materials:

15 x 15 cm piece of origami paper

You can be creative here, and don’t have to stick to pink or red coloured paper. There are patterns, textures, and a whole lot of hues to choose from! If you’re ambitious, why not make one of each.

Instructions:

With so few materials needed, there isn’t too much that goes into making the bookmark. All you need is a little patience, practice, and this easy step-by-step video by Kawaii DIY.

Not too bad, right? By now you should all be origami masters who are ready to tackle more intricate projects. Feel free to show how your heart bookmark turned out by sharing a snapshot on twitter –tag @ThePoshDish!

Style is served!