Hanging Glitter Hearts Made From Cereal Boxes

    Posted by  ·  January 22, 2010

    I will say right up front —- this little craft was messy. It kept small hands busy for quite awhile –but for a price! So if you don’t LOVE glitter stop reading! You will like these hanging hearts better!

    We took our empty food boxes and cut out hearts.  The Cricut made quick work of the cutting, however scissors work great! For the Cricut we used a deep cut blade set to 5 with maximum pressure. This will vary with the box weight and how sharp the blade is. We cut one heart from the Plantin Schoolbook Cartridge at 5 inches. Use center cut so when it is finished it will go back to the center of the heart and you can cut another heart inside. We cut our next heart at 2 1/4 and then again at 2. This allows the heart inside to move when hanging. (Remove the 2 1/4 inch heart)

    Sew through the hearts with sewing machine set on long stitch length. Leave plenty of thread at starting point for hanging.

    Spread glue onto cardboard

    Sprinkle with glitter. Allow to dry and repeat on back.

    We did try to cut a 7 inch heart with two hearts inside (in background of third picture above). Because of our technique (excessive glue and glitter) the 7 inch heart would not hang straight.

    Once my daughter was finished and the hearts were mostly dry, I placed them between parchment paper and sat a book on top for awhile to flatten them.

    If you are looking for more ways to dress your house up for Valentine’s Day try this  Valentine doormat, make some fun painted soaps for your bathroom, decorate with these stain glass hearts or make an inexpensive heart wreath.

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    1. jazzy
      Sunday, May 2nd, 2010
      this is awsome for mothers day
    2. marc
      Sunday, January 31st, 2010
      FAB FUNKY FUN Who could not love glitter 12 months later you will still be finding it and it will remind you of the fab day you had ;peps always smile at me when i help the kids with glitter as for weeks i am walking around with a sparkle about me ,the thing is i am a man and work in construction lol
      thanks for sharing my kids will love making them as will i big love marc
    3. Thursday, January 28th, 2010
      this is adorable, thank you for the idea! going to start hording cardboard!
    4. Tuesday, January 26th, 2010
      What a fun idea!
      I posted a link to your tutorial on my blog: http://rebekahmcgowan.blogspot.com
    5. Monday, January 25th, 2010
      Just to let you know I gave you a Blog Lovin' award on my blog. I want to thank you forbeing such an inspiration!
    6. Monday, January 25th, 2010
      I've just finished making these with my 7 year old daughter and she loved it! Great fun getting all messy and covering things with glitter! Thanks for the super tips!! :-)
    7. Saturday, January 23rd, 2010
      Oh these are so pretty and sparkly!! Totally worth the glittery mess! :)
    8. Saturday, January 23rd, 2010
      My 6 year old is snuggled up to me right now and said "OHHHH... that is so pretty! Where is out glitter?". Guess I know what we will be doing today!
    9. Friday, January 22nd, 2010
      I decided that Valentines Day is the BEST "hallmark" made Holiday- It's glitter, hearts and love.... could there be anything better? Love your hearts- and LOVE my Cricut- I made a Valentines day banner with my Cricut... Your site is wonderful-
    10. jules p
      Friday, January 22nd, 2010
      I am ABSOLUTELY excited. I ran out today and bought 6 different colors of glitter. This is another great project. I know I don't thank you each time...but I am SO in love with your blog. (not in a creepy way)

    11. Friday, January 22nd, 2010
      These are simply stunning - Love it!!!
    12. Friday, January 22nd, 2010
      i always LOVE your crafts! I love easy to make and easy on the budget crafts.
    13. Friday, January 22nd, 2010
    14. Friday, January 22nd, 2010
      Thanks for the specific instructions! I have a Cricut...I have Plantin Schoolbook... I CAN DO THIS!! Woo hoo!!
    15. Friday, January 22nd, 2010
      How cute are those. What a great kids project (or a project for the kids in all of us who love Valentines Day!)
    16. Alice
      Friday, January 22nd, 2010
      Oh this is great! I can imagine the center ones turned to the side for a different effect. Thanks for a project for the grandkids party.
    17. Friday, January 22nd, 2010
      Can't wait to try it! I love having more Cricut ideas to get more use out of an amazing machine- Thanks.
    18. Friday, January 22nd, 2010
      Love them, what a great craft. Hey I sweat glitter in my house, lol!
    19. Lisa
      Friday, January 22nd, 2010
      I don't have a Cricut cutter but I do have lots of cookie cutters that also have the smaller matching version that can easily be traced. This craft is going to go along way with different celebrations(black cat inside of a pumpkin perhaps). Good one!
    20. Somer
      Friday, January 22nd, 2010
      Those are really cute!
    21. Friday, January 22nd, 2010
      This is way too cute! I am going to try this with my daughter. She loves glitter and hearts so perfect. I just wanted to say that I absolutely love your website.
    22. Friday, January 22nd, 2010
      Very cute!
    23. Friday, January 22nd, 2010
      We have a valentine/birthday party coming up...thanks for the GREAT decorating idea!!!!!
    24. Friday, January 22nd, 2010
      How cute! And what a great way to recycle :)
    25. Friday, January 22nd, 2010
      What a cute craft...I can see a bunch of these hanging in a window! Thanks for sharing!
    26. Friday, January 22nd, 2010
      Nice and easy Valentine's project! Thank you!
    27. Friday, January 22nd, 2010
      How fun!