Monday, February 20, 2012

One-hundred-and-fifty-two hearts...

I have discovered something monumental:
Sometimes life and
blogging
don't mix very well.
;-)
Even with so much happening,
I sometimes am at a
complete loss when I sit down and
try to think of something
post-worthy.



One project I recently
completed was making
152
paper hearts that will be part of the
decorations at the
wedding reception.
This was rather time-consuming,
but easy and fun.


I found this paper at
Walmart.
For only $5 per
50-sheet pack.
It is lovely;
quite vintage and will go well with the
colors I chose for the
wedding.


After tracing and cutting for
HOURS...
I finally got to the fun part:
designing and stapling!


It took six strips of paper
per heart
(if the paper design had been double-sided,
I would only have had to use three),
lined them up so that the
blank sides were hidden,
then simply stapled the bottom
together.


Taking the outer two strips
on both sides,
I folded them in till the
heart was either as
thin or fat as I
desired and then
stapled the inside.


I used all the same design
paper for some hearts and used
combinations for others.
It was really fun.


To finish,
I cut the access paper off of the
middle two strips and
hole-punched them.
Voila!
Then all I needed was string.


This would be a *fun*
project to do with friends.
Make an "assemply line"
so that the job gets done
rather quickly.
My sister, Natalie,
helped me for a couple hours
one evening with the tracing,
which was a huge help.


So, right now,
my room has
152
hearts hanging from every shelf
and nail I could find.
:-)


Hopefully I won't
hate hearts by the time I can
finally use these!


I've just come off a
crazy four days.
My sisters,
Jessie and Nat,
along with my Dad,
have been gone on a
youth retreat.
It's VERY good to have them home.


We celebrated my
Dad's birthday this evening
since he wasn't here on the actual
day.

Happy (belated) Birthday, Daddy!
I love you with all my heart!
And with all of these hearts too:


God bless!

Off to do some cleaning and laundry now...
:-)

6 comments:

Megan and Abby said...

Sounds like you had a lot of fun! But 152 is a strange number... is there any significance?
Tell mr Chris I said happy birthday! -Abby

Melanie said...

Rachel! I love these--beautiful..and creative. :)

Jessica said...

Wow! You're room looks very *love*ly right now :D

hugs!

Leah said...

So pretty! I love all the hearts, and they look very nice strung up all around your room :-)

~Leah~

Anonymous said...

hello, i saw on your "about me" you were engaged and was wondering if you were still engaged?!? cuz those would be very cute in a reception room:-)
~Haley

Indy said...

Great! I like the hearts!