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Paige Hemmis is wrapping our hearts with love in this fun and easy DIY perfect for Galentine's or Valentine's Day.

MATERIALS:

    TO CREATE THE PHOTO OP BACKDROP:

    • Yarn in various Valentine’s colors, textures and thicknesses
    • Foam core or cardboard
    • X-ACTO knife and cutting mat
    • Pencil
    • Hot glue gun and glue sticks
    • Butcher paper for template
    • Scissors
    • Command strips

    OPTIONAL:

    • Pre-existing hearts forms
    • Masking tape

    TO CREATE THE ARROW PHOTO PROP:

    • ½” Wooden dowel
    • Cardstock in silver and pink
    • Scissors
    • Pencil or marker
    • Arrow template

    OPTIONAL:

    • Saw

    TO CREATE THE BOW PHOTO PROP:

    • Balsa wood 3/16” thick 1” x 36”
    • Drill
    • Small drill bit
    • Yarn
    • Scissors

    Download the Arrow Tail template here.

    Download the Arrowhead template here.

    STEPS TO CREATE THE PHOTO OP BACKDROP:

    1. Make heart templates by folding a large piece of paper in half, drawing a half heart on the fold and cut them out.

    PRO TIP: If you don’t have the time to create your own heart forms, you can order them online or find them at craft stores, the sizes are just more limited.

    2. Create the large hearts first. Trace the largest template onto out of either foam core or cardboard if you want them to have structure, but you can also just use poster board or craft paper!

    3. Trace and cut a bunch of small and medium sized hearts out of cardboard or foam core.

    4. Arrange or hang the large plain hearts first, so you can see how many wrapped hearts you will need. If you can’t hang as you work, lay blue masking tape on the floor to the size and shape of the space your photo op will be in to arrange everything.

    5. Grab a piece of yarn and hot glue it to the center of a heart form, this is the back. Wrap the yarn around until the form covered to your liking. You can also layer thicknesses and colors of yarn for a funky look! Tie the yarn off in the back to secure.

    PRO TIP: The thicker the yarn, the less wrapping you have to do!

    6. Hang the hearts with command strips, push pins or nails and enjoy!

    TO CREATE THE ARROW PHOTO PROP:

    1. Print and cut out the arrow templates and use them to create the arrowhead and tail out of cardstock. Cut out two arrowheads and the three pieces of the tail.

    2. Crease all of the pieces in half.

    3. Cut your dowel down to size if needed.

    4. Use hot glue to attach the two sides of the arrowhead together, leave the bottom open.

    5. Glue the arrowhead onto one end of the dowel and the three pieces of the tail on the other end.

    TO CREATE THE BOW PHOTO PROP:

    1. About 1” inset from each end of the balsa wood, drill a hole.

    2. Cut a strand of yarn to about 2/3 the length of the wood. The yarn being shorter will create tension, causing the straight piece of balsa to curve like a real bow!

    3. String the bow by feeding each end of the yarn into a hole on each end of the balsa wood and tie it off to secure.

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