Tuesday, January 17, 2012

DIY Projects: Circle Top Heart Skewers

What You Will Need:
Paper stock in the color of your choice
Hot glue gun & a pair of scissors
Toothpicks/skewers at your preferred size
Round paper punch at least one inch in diameter
A single needle and some bright colored thread (ours was the same thread you use for needlepoint projects)

Price to Make: A lot of these items we had left over from our circle garlands DIY project. And we already had toothpicks and a hot glue gun at home so we literally spent zero dollars on this project. If you're starting from scratch and need to purchase all the materials the cost of this project is around $15 to $25 dollars.

Step 1: Using your circle punch, punch out a vast amount of circles and set them aside. Cut out a vast amount of thread pieces, each about 12 inches long, and set those aside as well. Each thread will make about three hearts on your paper circles.
Step 2: Thread your needle, making sure that you leave one end about an inch long throughout the whole project. Then take one of your circles.
Step 3: Start making your heart on the bottom of your circle, and work your way counter clock wise, threading under instead of over first and then back over. Follow the photographs below until you have a completed heart. Make as many of these are you want, keeping in mind that you'll need two for each skewer.
Step 4: Plug in your hot glue gun and wait for it to get super hot.
Step 5: Take two of your already finished heart circles and one of your skewers. Place one of your circles with the heart face down and place the skewer in the center of it. Apply hot glue on top the skewer so it flows onto the paper part as well. Take your second circle and put it over the first and the skewer and squish both together so the glue smears. Wait for the glue to dry and you're done!
Step 6: Repeat until you have as many as you need or want.

You can also make these using your initials or with plain, polka dot or sparkle paper. The options are endless, and the circle top skewers are great for a bridal shower, cocktail hour, and dessert table.

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