This easy to make woven heart basket will delight the recipient.
Fill it with candy, love notes, or the sweet story, “Love Is Best When It’s Given Away” by Valerie H. Briggs.
I received my first woven heart basket from a dear friend more than 20 years ago. It was beautiful and such a great Valentine’s Day gift!
I love that this craft is not only easy, but requires nothing more than two pieces of paper and a few minutes.
You can use different colors of paper and even make them fancy with hearts down the center.
This Woven Heart Basket Video will show you how to make your own.
OR Follow these easy step-by-step instructions to make your own Woven Heart Basket:
2 pieces of 8.5″x11″ paper in contrasting colors.
You will need our woven heart basket template–it is designed to cut out three at a time!
Fold your paper in half.
Depending on the thickness of your paper, you may be able to stack the paper together and cut both pieces at the same time.
Once you have folded your paper, place the template on top, matching the “Place along Fold” end with the fold.
Here’s a tip!
Staple the pattern to your folded paper. This will prevent the paper from moving and give you cleaner cuts.
Now, cut out your pieces, following the template.
Here are what your pieces will look like after you’ve cut them out according to the pattern.
Hold one strip folded shut in one hand, and the other strip open with your fingers. Thread the folded strip through the center of the open strip. Work both edges up as high as you can against the beginning of the cut strip.
Note: Traditional weaving is over and under. For this pattern, you’ll be going through the strips and over the strips.
Now switch, opening the piece you just threaded so the other piece can be placed through it while folded closed.
Continue weaving until you finish the first row. Here’s what you’ll see outside…This is with two rows complete.
Once you have woven all three strips, pull all the strips down and even with the one another.
… and now take a peek inside your heart to make sure that you didn’t make a mistake. Your heart should open completely like this:
Fill with candies, love notes, Valentine Cards, small gifts or this sweet story Love Is Best When It’s Given Away by Valerie H. Briggs
Enjoy sharing this Woven Heart Basket Craft with those you love.
woven heart template