Do you decorate for Valentine’s Day?

Every year I look forward to adding an unexpected bit of whimsy to my decor in red and white for Valentine’s Day. After the Christmas decor is stashed away for the season, our homes are usually re-organized and pared back a bit.  I think that’s why I love to bring out some red for February.  I’m ready for a pop of color and the extra bit of life it gives my home decor in the midst of the loooong winter.

Today I’m sharing an easy craft that will make your heart sing….


Beaded 3-D Hanging Paper Hearts Tutorial


This fun project requires just a few inexpensive supplies and a wee bit of time to fill your kitchen window with beaded strings of hanging hearts.  Or, create a romantic dinner setting and dangle colorful paper hearts from your dining room chandelier for Valentine’s Day.


Easy DIY Dangling Beaded Hearts :: It's time to start thinking about Valentine's Day. This year create a little bit of whimsy in your home decor with my 3-D hanging paper hearts tutorial. It's super easy and low cost using what you have in your home already. Plus... it's a great project for a girlfriend get-together or snow day. Pin NOW for later.


This is a fun crafting project for a girlfriend get-together, or a great craft to have on hand for the next snow day.

Don’t worry about having the “perfect” supplies…work with what you have.  One of the pluses of crafting with a friend is sharing supplies.  Here I selected a red, black, and white theme with some scrapbook papers on hand.  Have fun with the papers you choose.  In the past, I have even created hearts from magazine pages.


Dangling Beaded Hearts:: Kitchen Window ::


Hopefully you save buttons from worn out clothing or the extras that come pinned to your new tops or slacks or jackets.  If not ask your mom or a friend or pick some up from the craft store.  The buttons make it fun, but they are not necessary.

Beads are a must for this project.  I don’t do any beading, but I have a friend who does, and she gladly let me look through her stash for some pretty beads.  The beads definitely take these paper hanging hearts from ordinary to extraordinary!


Paper Hearts & Beads :: Dangling Beaded Hearts Tutorial ::


Let’s create our beaded 3-D hanging paper hearts!


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Easy DIY Dangling Beaded Hearts :: Supplies & Steps 1-7 ::


Steps to Create Beaded 3-D Hanging Heart Ornaments

  1. Make a heart template…mine is about 2 1/2 inches high.
  2. Fold your patterned paper in half and slide the template over the paper and cut around the template. For efficiency you may layer your papers and cut two hearts at once.
  3. To create one heart, you need to cut four hearts, I chose to make mine from four different paper designs.
  4. Fold each heart in half with the paper’s pattern side, folded inside.
  5. Apply a thin coating of glue to just one side of the folded heart and attach the side of another heart to the gluey part after lining them up perfectly.
  6. Continue gluing and attaching one side of the heart at a time.  Here I alternated the black and red hearts.
  7. Completed hearts should look like this.  You may wish to do a little trimming on the edges with your scissors if there is any irregularity.Easy DIY Dangling Beaded Hearts :: Steps 8-13 ::
  8. Cut a piece of embroidery floss at least 24 inches long and pull off four strands.  Knot the four strands together about four inches from the end.
  9. Separate the embroidery floss from the knot so that you have two strands of two.  Insert each strand of two into one of the button holes.
  10. If you have an embroidery needle available it may be easier to feed the embroidery floss through some of the beads.
  11. Once you have the length of buttons and beads you desire, knot your thread at the end of the last bead.
  12. Create as many strings of beads and buttons as you do hearts.
  13. Using a small-holed paper punch, punch a hole through your hearts near the top as shown and tie the short end of the string of beads and buttons closely to the heart, leaving a little space for the heart to swing freely.  Trim.

 That’s it!!  So easy!  


It's time to start thinking about Valentine's Day. This year create a little bit of whimsy in your home decor with my 3-D hanging paper hearts tutorial. It's super easy and low cost using what you have in your home already. Plus... it's a great project for a girlfriend get-together or snow day.


Hang your pretty paper hearts and enjoy!!



Fun Valentine's Day Mantel Decor with Book Page Art


Last Valentine’s Day I used some 3-D hanging paper hearts to decorate the mantel.    That certainly was a bit whimsical.  Maybe a little over-the-top for some, but as always I had a ton of fun playing with book pages.

How would you use these pretty hearts in your Valentine’s Day decor?


Here are a few more Valentine’s Day ideas…

Easy 3-D Valentine's Heart Tutorial

Quick and Easy 3-D Framed Valentine Heart Tutorial

Everlasting Love Chalkboard Printable

An Everlasting LOVE Chalkboard Printable


Thanks for stopping by today!
Hope your day has been Extraordinary!


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  1. Hi Diane, those are so pretty and they look like lots of fun to make.

    • Diane says

      Thanks Darlene! They really come together quickly! Hope you try your hand at making some! 🙂

  2. What a cute idea, Diane! All of a sudden I’m remembering my daughter’s first Valentine’s Day (she was still in NICU). We got her a little Valentine plushie that was almost as big as she was! I definitely feel a craft project coming on. :O)

  3. Love these 3-d hanging paper hearts! so fun, whimsical and full of love 🙂 Thanks for the tute!

  4. Too cute!!! Thanks so much for sharing at the Found & Foraged party! xo, Laura 🙂

  5. joy says

    so creative. thanks for the idea. Gonna do it in the activity center where I work for the elderly:)

  6. Hi Diane. I love your adorable hearts tutorial! I would love it if you would come share it with us at What to do Weekends Party! It’s live now & I think your hearts would be a perfect addition. Nice job. Love the step by step instructions. Hope to see you!

  7. Love your vignette in the window. Would love if you shared your craft tutorial on the Spring Craft Blog Hop.

  8. Mel says

    Cuter than cute. Maybe this will be my weekend distraction! 🙂

  9. I love these hearts Diane!! Thanks for linking up with Home Sweet Home!

  10. Too cute for sure Diane. I think I need some of these… maybe in shabby pinks!
    Thanks for a great tutorial and for sharing at Shabbilicious Friday this past week. I’m delighted to be featuring your dangling hearts at tomorrow’s Shabbilicious Friday party.
    Hugs ~ Kerryanne

    • Diane says

      Yes, Kerryanne, you do need some in shabby pinks!!! In fact when I posted them on your page I thought the very thing. Oh how cute they’d be!
      Thanks so much for the feature! You’re the best!! [[hugs]]

  11. Diane, these look so fun to make! Thanks for sharing at Fridays Unfolded!! I will be featuring you this week 🙂

    • Diane says

      Oh yes, Denise, they were fun to create! Thank you so much for the lovely feature! You just made my day!

  12. Hi, Diane! Just popping by to lt you know that your adorable little Hearts are being Featured @ What to do Weekends!! Swing by and grab your Feature Button & Thank you so much for Sharing it with us!
    I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  13. Cindy says

    They are so cute! Love all the different beads…very creative!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY.

  14. Love the hearts and added beading! Cute, cute, cute!
    Visiting from Cozy Little Cottage.

  15. Lovely! They made my pin board so I wouldn’t forget this project!

  16. well isn’t that super cute?!! Love this idea…and to think I have a big window over my kitchen sink 🙂 I’ll have to try it out!

  17. Oh, I love these-Pinned! Found you at Great Idea Thursday 🙂

  18. I found you through LWSL Thrifty Thursday. What a cute project to decorate my home with for my anniversary next month … pinning this : )

  19. susa says

    This is darling!

  20. What a fun craft so sweet! We’d be honored to have you share this at our weekly link party. Hope to see you there!

  21. Mia says

    Cute hearts and great tutorial.

  22. These are so adorable! I’d love for you to share this with us at our link party!

  23. Jann Olson says

    These are absolutely darling Diane. Love the papers you used and the beads and buttons! Thanks for sharing them with SYC.

  24. These are so pretty Diane! I don’t usually decorate much for Valentines, but these I love these and I have a gajillion beads. They would look pretty in my kitchen window. You are so creative! Thank you for sharing it these and your pretty bird tray at What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a great weekend!


  25. These are just beautiful! And your tutorial is stellar. I’ll share this one all over! Thanks~

  26. This is darling, Diane, and just in time for Valentine’s Day! So cheerful and cute for mid-winter.
    Thanks for sharing this at Grace at Home–I’m featuring you this week!

    • Diane says

      Thank you for your warm thoughts and the feature, Richella!


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