Wednesday, February 9, 2011

The 7 Days of V-Day: "Scandinavian Hearts"

My Dear Readers,

Happy {early} Valentine's Day!!

..Are you ready for some fun? I sure am-- and these next seven days are going to be chock-full of it! We have at least two giveaways that will be coming to focus soon, too { followers only!}, so stay tuned!

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The Seven Days of Valentine's: DAY ONE
"Scandinavian Folded Heart Baskets {Tutorial}"
~Time: 20-30 minutes~

..My family is full Scandinavian. We are always looking for more "native" things to do that reflect our heritage, and here is a craft that we make every year around Valentine's Day! They can be filled with candy, or {once you get good} made mini and glued on bobby pins for *cute* accessories. 


This tutorial was found at All photos and wording are not my own, to be fully credited to "Once Wed".  


Supplies: Pretty paper, Bone Folder, Ruler, Pencil, Scissors and Double Stick Tape. You will also need some cardstock for the template.


1. Estimate the size of the heart you will make by folding your papers in half.

2. Create a template for your heart by drawing a square and adding an oval arch at the top. This is one half of the heart. Make sure it fits your paper.


3. Trace the template onto each of two papers with the flat end along on the fold and cut out. Mark one side A and the other B lightly in pencil (you’ll want to erase them later).

4. Put the two shapes together to form a heart and note where they overlap. Then cut two evenly spaced slits into each shape just past the mark (it makes the weaving a little bit easier to cut past the mark).


5. Now you are ready to weave the shapes together to form the heart.

Start with the two halves still folded with the point of the heart towards you.

• Thread the first strip of A through the inside first strip of B

• Thread the second strip of B through the first strip of A.

• Thread the first strip of A through the third strip of B


Alternate this process for the other strips to complete the weaving. It’s helpful to “pop” open the strips in order to thread through. Your heart should open and form a little basket. If it doesn’t try again. It can be tricky but once you get it you won’t forget.


6. All that is left is to cute the handle {if you want one}! Fold and tape into place.

..I hope you will enjoy this little craft! They are great to make small and glue on cards, too! :) Thus concludes day one of our event!


  1. Looks neat! I might have to try this sometime. :) Thanks for sharing!

  2. These are so adorable! Thank you for sharing, dear friend!

    Many Blessings,

  3. We made these and used them for May baskets one year, so fun!!!

  4. Pretty! Thanks for the tutorial.
    I'm looking forward to the rest of the week!

  5. Those are so cute! I'm going to take one tomorrow.

  6. That is really pretty! I think I have made it before.


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