valentine's day decoration
valentine's day decoration

Paper bag heart snowflakes

We made these paper bag fans a few years ago and I couldn’t help but think how they’d be awesome for Valentine’s Day with some cute hearts cut into them. Just get some red, pink, or white paper bags and get creative! They’d be perfect for Valentine’s Day decor or even for a Galentine’s Day party. Of course, you can make them for other occasions too, but today I’m going to show you how to make these paper bag heart snowflakes.

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valentine's day decoration

Paper bag heart snowflakes

What I love most about these heart snowflakes is that they are literally made of just paper bags. That’s it! It’s just knowing how to assemble that creates that beautiful shape. The impact is big especially for a Valentine’s Day celebration.

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How to make Paper bag snowflakes

This tutorial can be applied to all types of snowflakes but I’m going to teach you how to do them with hearts.

Materials

See above

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Instructions

  1. First take a piece of cardstock and trace the edge of the paper bag. Cut the cardstock to be the same size as your paper bag. This will be your template!
  2. On the piece of cardstock, start cutting the hearts and edges how you would like. Be careful not to cut too far into the middle of the template as that will cut off too much of the bag and it won’t hold its shape properly.
  3. Once you have the template ready, you can use it on the paper bags! Place the template on top of a paper bag and trace the edges with a pencil, then cut along the lines you drew!
  4. Cut out the hearts on about 7 paper bags, then you are ready to glue them together!
  5. Take a bag and put one line of hot glue straight down the middle (it doesn’t matter which side you put the glue on, just make sure you use the same side for each bag) then, place another bag directly on top of it, same side facing up, so they’re lined up.
  6. Continue this gluing pattern for all 7 bags
  7. Now, you can take the bottom bag and the top bag and open them up all the way so they meet in the middle and your snowflake takes shape! You will glue them together with another strip of hot glue just as you have the others.
  8. To string it up simply punch a hole in one of the edges and pull some matching string through! Now you have a cute snowflake for Valentine’s day!

paper bag snowflake hearts

I’d love to see how yours turn out! Tag your photos with #LarsLovesLove, our Valentine’s Day hashtag! 

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