These Valentine door decorations are made from recycled coffee bags turned inside out.
They are very easy and quick to make, and they're weatherproof.
They also have an advantage over shiny Valentine hearts made of aluminum foil: they don't crumple or rip easily!
Even though it's a very cheap Valentine's day door decoration to make, it looks kinda posh :-)
download blank Valentine heart templates here. They are sized to fit standard 227g coffee bags. Resize on a photocopier or scanner if you need to make adjustments. (I used the No. 2 template.)
Read on below for a list of ingredients and how-to instructions!
You need (from left to right):
Step 1: Stick paper heart templates down with tape and cut out.
Step 2: Before you start stapling, make sure the two heart shapes are perfectly aligned back to back. Hold them together with tape. Start stapling at the top. Set the staples very close to each other and close to the edge. Keep the bottom open so you can feed the padding through.
Step 3: Push small bits of bubble wrap (or other padding) into the Valentine heart, making sure you fill all available space to achieve a balanced look. Close the bottom of the heart shape with staples.
Step 4: To hang the Valentine's Day door decoration, fix a ribbon to the back of the heart shape. Glue it into place first (concealing the ribbon end) and then staple it down for additional hold.
Step 5: Cut off some ribbon and turn it into bows for the Valentine hearts. Glue them just below the notch (as pictured below). For quick and reliable results, use a glue gun.
Voilà, you're done! (More Valentine's Day crafts here!)
Happy Valentine's Day!