Yesterday the children and I whipped out our dollar store paper doilies and decided to make some decorations for the house. Thought you might want to make some with your kids, too so I'm giving you an official tute! Start out with 3 sizes of doilies. Ours were $1 per package with varying amounts of doilies in each. Place one of each sized doily on top of eachother so that the bottom tips all line up. Next you are going to accordian-style fold the doilies. Starting on the left, fold over about 3/4" of the largest heart. You will need to hold the other 2 sizes in place until the get folded in. You will want to make sure that the folds are straight, meaning if you were to look directly at the hearts, the fold marks would be straight up and down, not at an angle. Repeat this process 6 times. Meaning you will need 6 sets of hearts to make the decoration. Next stack the hearts on top of eachother, as shown below, lining up the bottom of bottom of the doilies. Using a stapler, staple the bottom of the doilies. Fan it out a little and then you are going to staple the edges of the large hearts together as shown below: Repeat until all of the large hearts are connected. Repeat with the medium sized hearts. I didn't end up stapling the smallest sized hearts, I just fanned them out. I cut out a heart from one of the doilies and glued it to the middle and taped a piece of string on the back to hang from our window. Happy Valentine making!
p.s. Thank you for all your sweet emails regarding the last post here. I'm hanging in there and owe you some return messages which I will do soon. Happy weekend!