I made another project this week to add to my huge collection of Valentine's Day decorations. This is what it looks like on the wall...
... but it's intended as a suncatcher. Look how pretty it is in our bedroom window, against the bright blue sky.
The whole project takes about 10 minutes and the end product is so pretty. Note that I used a 20+ year old scrap of patterned vellum, which is really hard to find. It's also hard to find the same washi tapes I used. Below, you'll find affiliate links to non-patterned vellum, different Valentine's Day washi tapes, and other products you'll need to make this.
Washi Tape Valentine Heart Suncatcher
Make a heart pattern, then trace it onto the vellum with the Sharpie.
Arrange the washi tape in an order you like. Apply the first tape horizontally across the center of the heart (I started with the eye-catching "i ♡ you" tape), allowing the ends of the tape to hang over the edge of the outlined heart slightly. Add each tape above that one until you have filled the top portion of the heart. The size of your heart and the width of your washi will determine how many rows that is.
Keeping the tapes in the same order, fill in the bottom of the heart. You'll end up with the tapes mirrored across the 'equator' of the heart. Press all the tapes down firmly.
The black Sharpie line will show through the washi. Cut just inside this line. Then tape your suncatcher to a window and enjoy!
Obviously, you can use this technique for any holiday or occasion. Just change the washi tape and the shape of the vellum. It's such a quick and easy project, one I'll definitely be doing again.