This paper Eye Love U sign is a fun twist on the traditional Valentine’s Day card! You will be able to assemble this card in around 30 minutes and it’s something that you can hang year-round. I currently have mine hanging next to our bed!
I first got this idea from an Anthropologie key chain. When I saw it I thought it would be a great idea for a Valentine’s Day card wall hanging.
I initially started making this project with clay, and it just didn’t turn out the way I wanted it. So I switched it up and chose paper to be my medium–card stock in particular. Paper is a great choice for this type of craft as it is cheap, easy to use, and comes in a mountain of colors!
Next, I just needed to find something that would connect the paper together so it hangs. Jump rings (for jewelry making) were the answer! Let’s get to making!
Supplies for DIY eye love you wall hanging:
6 colors of card stock paper
9 medium jump rings
Piece of cardboard
Step one: Use your compass to trace a half circle in the size you want your eye to be. Then place the sharp portion of the compass towards the top of the newly traced half circle. Trace another half circle so that the lines meet at the ends to create an almond shape. Cut out the eye.
Step two: Trace two more circles, a larger one for the iris, and a smaller circle for the pupil. Set aside.
Step three: Use the paper eye to gauge the width that the heart will be; put a pencil dot at each end of the heart paper. The goal is to make each connecting element around the same size. Then freehand three hearts, one smaller than the other, so that when they are glued together they fit into the heart like a nesting doll. Set aside.
Step four: Use your paper eye again to gauge the width of the U shape, putting a pencil dot at each end. Then draw a U shape and cut it out.
Step five: Using your compass, poke a hole at the top and bottom of the eye. Then, using jewelry pliers, add two jump rings at the top and three at the bottom.
Step six: Rotate your heart on an angle, then poke a hole in the top and bottom of the paper. Connect the top of the heart to the third jump ring attached to the eye. Then add three jump rings to the bottom portion of the heart.
Step seven: Rotate your U on an angle; poke holes in both the top and the bottom of the paper. Attach the top hole to the hearts jump ring. Then add one to the bottom.
Step eight: Make a tassel using yarn (to see a full tutorial on tassel-making, head over to this post).
Step nine: Attach your tassel to the U’s bottom jump ring.
Step ten: Glue all of the inner paper elements onto the eye, and the heart.
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