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Easy Paper Crafts: Valentine Heart Pocket


This easy paper crafts heart pocket can be a fun project for Valentine's Day. It can also be a fun way to present a small gift any time throughout the year.

Just simple tools and materials quickly turn into the cute little heart pocket.

In this version, one side is red and white, the other reverses to white and red.

Valentine Heart Pocket finished showing both sides

Easy Paper Crafts: Valentine Heart Pocket Materials and Tools:

  • One sheet of white card stock 8 1/2 x 11 inches
  • One sheet of red card stock 8 1/2 x 11 inches
  • White 1/4 inch wide ribbon cut 30 inches long (longer if you want longer ends to the bow)
  • Red 1/4 inch wide ribbon cut 30 inches long (longer if you desire)
  • Hole punch (1/4 inch hole)
  • Scissors (oops, forgot to show in the picture)
  • Glue 
  • Pencil (optional to trace around pattern)
  • Valentine Heart Pocket Pattern (click to open PDF for printing)

Valentine Heart Pocket materials and tools

The Steps for How to Make the Easy Paper Crafts: Valentine Heart Pocket:

Print the Valentine Heart Pocket pattern. The pattern includes four different sizes of hearts.

The largest heart pattern also shows where the holes should be punched.

Cut around each pattern.

Cut out one red and one white of each of the four hearts.

Hint: Place the point of the heart at a corner of the paper to minimize the amount of cutting. 

Only the rounded portion of each heart will have to be cut.

Remember to hold your scissors steady and to feed the paper into the scissors with your opposite hand.

Valentine Heart Pocket step 1 cut out the shapes

Layer the three large hearts together with the pattern on top.

Valentine Heart Pocket step 2 layer large shapes

Use the small printed circles on the pattern as a guide for punching the holes through all three hearts.

Valentine Heart Pocket step 3 punch holes

Move the pattern aside.

Open the red and white hearts like opening a book.

Just in case a few holes are not equal along each side of the hearts, this allows the same holes to match when woven together.

Layer the smaller hearts on top of the large hearts. Alternate the colors and place in interesting design.

Glue the smaller hearts together and on top of each of the large hearts.

Valentine Heart Pocket step 4 glue shapes

Cut the two ribbons.

I used 30 inches of each color. If you want longer streamers from the bows, cut longer ribbons.

Layer the two large hearts together with the smaller hearts facing outward.

Valentine Heart Pocket step 5 cut ribbons

Begin weaving the white ribbon starting from the red side.

Valentine Heart Pocket step 6 begin weaving first ribbon

Begin weaving the red ribbon starting from the white side to form an alternating red and white ribbon edge.

Valentine Heart Pocket step 7 add second ribbon weave

This shows how the red ribbon starts from the white side through the same holes but alternates the pattern.

Valentine Heart Pocket step 8 alternate ribbon weave

Continue the alternate weaving until the last three holes.

This is a good time to make sure your ribbon is equally distributed around the heart shape. Also, you want to check to see if the ends of the ribbon will be roughly equal for tying the bow.

After adjusting the ribbon, insert treats or a small gift.

Here, I inserted a handwritten Valentine card with a few chocolate kisses.

Valentine Heart Pocket step 9 add treats

Finish weaving the two ribbon through the holes.

Tie each side into a bow.

The white ribbon bow should be on the red side, and the red bow on the white side.

Trim the ends of the ribbon at a 45-degree angle.

Valentine Heart Pocket step 10 finish weave, tie bows, trim ribbon

Here's the finished Valentine heart pocket showing the red side with the white bow.

Valentine Heart Pocket finished showing red side

Turning the pocket over shows the red ribbon bow on the white side of the Valentine heart pocket.

Valentine Heart Pocket finished showing white side

This easy paper crafts Valentine Heart Pocket is simple yet elegant in its simplicity. And, if you prefer, there is plenty of space to add your own creative touches.

Have fun making your own!

A few simple and inexpensive materials along with a few simple tools makes this easy paper crafts Valentine Heart Pocket simple, fun and fast for anyone to do.


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