Supplies for this project:
origami paper (I used 5″ x 5″ squares)
2 ft of kitchen twine
mini wooden clothes pins
Instax photos (optional)
To start, you’ll need to decide what size and style of hearts you want to use for the banner. I tried out a couple of tutorials that I found online before deciding on one. If you like bigger hearts, this tutorial was really easy and you can fold a heart in under a minute. If you’re looking for a heart that can double as a note holder, there’s this tutorial for an envelope heart that you could put cute little messages in! The heart that I ended using for my banner was this one because I liked the smaller size (the final size is about 1/4 of the size of the sheet of paper).
Once you’ve picked your heart size/style, fold about 10 of them (or however many you’d like). This will be the most time consuming part of the project but once you’re done, you’ll only be 10 minutes away from a new wall accent!
Cut 2 feet of kitchen twine and put it up on the wall, securing the ends with sticky tack (or whatever other adhesive works best for your walls). Cover the sticky tack by placing a heart on top. Evenly space out the rest of your hearts along the twine, securing them into place with a mini clothes pin.
Then, take your Instax photos and pin one between each of the hearts. In just 10 minutes, you’re done! I ended up putting my banner above my desk. Not only is it a great accent for my work space, but it also cheers me up every time I’m reminded of those good times captured in the photos.