Hanging Heart

25 Days of Paper 2016, Day 5

Here’s a bit about February’s project in the Twelve Months of Paper Calendar. This is a simple structure made from multiple pages cut to the same shape and size. I love thinking up variations – how about trying multiple shapes and sizes?!
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This hanging heart is an ornament created with an embossed paper from Shizen Design. These papers are imported from India (they are handmade cotton papers, and most of their papers are more colorful screen printed designs). They are carried by many retail shops in the US (check out the large selection here).
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The ornaments are great for hanging (and obviously the heart-shape can only hang – since it can’t stand on its point) but if your design has a flat bottom, you can just set it on a flat surface. This tree was made from a mail-order catalog. The staples are still in the center. Other than that, all I had to do was cut the tree shape!
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And then I got carried away. Double-sided origami paper works really well for these forms too.
Below you see them before they are unfolded.
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I’m sure that you’ll have more ideas, and I hope you’ll share them with us!

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About the 25 Days of Paper 2016: It’s a great time to celebrate paper, and I’m delighted to share my ideas for using this amazing material with you. Receive updates via e-mail by adding your address in the upper right hand corner of this page. Enjoy the season, and feel free to leave a comment below and check out what people are making in the 25 Days of Paper FB Group!

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