Step one: making the hearts
For a number of weeks the girls and I worked on painting different hearts off and on. I folded paper in half and cut out a number of different shaped hearts. Then gave them to my daughters to paint***.
Step two : making the kisses
I had an idea in Making the banner to add some X’s and O’s to it all. So the girls and I also painted and made them too.
It was fun putting the heart panels together with Olivia and Abigail.
I had painted the words on the heart panels earlier in the day and waited for them to dry.
Then Olivia helped me glue the hearts onto construction paper. I then trimmed a little boarder around the individual hearts. They needed a little bit of extra support as the paper kept folding up.
Abigail had fun playing with and collecting the excess pieces from making the borders.
I used some extra yarn to make little ties on the hearts so I could use it to hang the hearts on the wall.
Step four: Putting it all together
I was really happy when this was all done and up on the wall. At first I was going to try to hang them up individually. The more I thought about it I didn’t want to tempt fate with curious toddlers and decorative hearts on the wall held up by tape or thumb tact’s.
So I used more yarn to tie all the pieces together. I was sure to make a knot to hold each panel in place. Then I hung up one end behind a picture already on the wall. I added a second screw in a hole for it that was already on the wall.
My husband didn’t even notice it when he came in the door.:(
I had to point it out to him. I was like “I can’t believe you didn’t notice it”
His reply? once he saw me he stopped looking around the house. I love him.