- Old greeting cards or tissue box (but I strongly recommend old greeting cards)
- Pair of scissors
- Exacto knife
- Craft glue
- Clothespins (for clamping)
- Pretty string
- Two wooden beads (I stole these from The Boy’s stash. Does that make me a bad mom?…)
1. Start with either greeting cards or a tissue box. To give my greeting card ornament a cohesive look, I chose several muted Christmas cards of similar style and colour (as above).
5. Take a second house and join it to the gluey house, bad sides together. Clamp this pair with a clothespin or two. Repeat steps 4 and 5 for the remaining 5 pairs of houses. You now have six pairs of half-glued houses. Now apply glue to the bad side of half a house in a pair and glue two pairs together. Continue glueing pairs together until you have 3 groups of four houses.
6. Now glue all groups of 4 together as before and clamp as shown in photo #6. Allow to dry.
7. Glue the two end houses together to create the completed heart house. Clamp and let dry. Gather your beads and string.
8. Place a bead on your string. Now thread both ends of your string up through the heart house. Once through the top, place a second bead on your string. Tie the ends of the string to make a hanger. Trim the string ends if necessary. Apply glue to the very peak of your house to adhere the upper bead to the house.