Paper chain hearts are adorable, affordable, and easy to make. They are a spin-off of the classic paper chains made when you were in kindergarten. With just a one fold, you can change a simple loop into an elegant heart. Perfect for Valentine’s Day, weddings, bachelorette parties, baby showers (try pink and baby blue paper), Mother’s Day, and more.
Paper Chain Hearts
Start with a strip of paper (this one was 1″ x 11″).
Loop the loose ends together back-to-back.
Tape the loose ends together. Use either one long piece of tape or two smaller
Place two paper hearts side by side and loop a third strip of paper (already folded in half) through them so they are interlinked.
Join and tape the loose ends of the interlinking piece of paper as in step 3.
You’re pretty much done. Repeat until you have a paper chain heart design of the desired length.
A wonderful variation is to link the hearts directly with one another without the interlocking piece. Who needs a middleman anyway?
To make this, prepare paper hearts as in step 1 to 3. Place them side by side and use two small pieces of tape to connect them together. Hint: place the hearts at the very edge of the table and use the edge as a guide to keep the hearts parallel with one another.
Sometimes love can turn your life upside down. Why not connect the hearts so every other heart is upside down?
This flower variation is surprisingly pleasing.
To make it, prepare six paper hearts as in Step 1 to 3;
tape them together as two triplets;
then, tape the triplets together to form the flower.
Last but not least is to connect the paper chain hearts in a random, chaotic manner. The one shown on the left makes a great vertical, hanging decoration.