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How to Make Heart Suncatchers with Lace and Ribbon

by Jean Van't Hul
February 4, 2015
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We are up to our necks in hearts here.

We like hearts as art and craft subjects anytime of the year, but as we near Valentine’s Day it seems like it’s all hearts all the time.

Lately we’ve been making heart suncatchers with ribbons and lace and other fun materials and so I thought I’d share a quick post of how we did it.

Ribbon and Lace for Heart Suncatchers

How to Make Heart Suncatchers with Lace

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MATERIALS

How to Make Heart Suncatchers with Lace

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Cut heart shape

Fold a piece of construction paper in half. Cut a half heart out along the fold. Open the paper to reveal the full heart.

2. Prepare con-tact paper

Then, cut a piece of contact paper about the size of the construction paper. Remove the paper backing. Lay the contact paper on the table with the sticky side facing up. Center and press the construction paper frame over the contact paper.

How to Make Heart Suncatchers with Lace

3. Add collage materials

Now, press your suncatcher collage materials to the sticky paper in any arrangement or pattern desired. To layer, you can use transparent tape to add elements over each other.

4. Apply second side of con-tact paper

When your design is finished, add a second piece of contact paper to sandwich the collage materials inside. Cut around the heart to create a heart-shaped frame.

A Heart Suncatcher Made with Ribbon and Contact Paper

5. Hang suncatcher

Now it’s time to hang the suncatchers in a sunny window or give as a Valentine’s Day gift. This is one of Maia’s suncatchers, above.

How to Make Valentines Day Heart Suncatchers with Contact Paper

How to Make Heart Suncatchers with a Washi Tape Border

How to Make Valentines Day Heart Suncatchers with Contact Paper

Alternately, you could make your heart suncatchers with washi tape borders as Daphne and I did on Monday.

These are just as beautiful (maybe even more so!) but a tad trickier to work with.

How to Make Valentines Day Heart Suncatchers with Contact Paper

1. Cut piece of con-tact paper

Basically, you tape a piece of contact paper to the table, sticky side up. Draw a heart on it.

2. Add ribbon & lace

Then, fill the heart area with lace and ribbon and washi tape.

3. Apply second side of con-tact paper

Add a second sheet of contact paper to sandwich the design inside.

Heart suncatchers with washi tape border

4.Trim edge and apply washi tape

Next, trim around the edge of the heart. Then lay a piece of washi tape along the edge of the heart as a frame and to attach it to the window.

The washi tape frame isn’t perfect and ends up being puckered because of the curved edges, but I still think it looks nice.

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How to Make Heart Suncatchers from Lace and Ribbon

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