This is was an attempt at another Valentine's Day Craft, not my favorite (should've held back on the bright red) but the paraphrased scripture on the hearts is a much needed reminder of how to truly love the way Jesus calls us to.
I had made these little paper mache hearts with recycled cereal box cardboard, crayons, printed out scripture and modge podge. But I couldn't figure out what I wanted to do with them.
I tried taping them to twigs and sticking them into a potted plant which was actually really cute. Then I came up with this idea with the branches because I wanted to hang them up.
To make the hearts, cut out a cardboard heart from the cereal box and make a template. Trace it to make as many hearts as you wish. Cut them out carefully. Cut out words or letters from a magazine or that you printed out.
Draw designs on the hearts with a crayon. Modge podge two hearts together (for added strength), stick the words on the front and then modge podge over the whole heart and allow to dry. Punch holes or glue/tape sticks to the back and create your own banner or plant of love!
Now I have a banner of love on my front door so that every time I walk in to the house I will see... love is patient, kind, always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Just maybe I will remember that when my son dumps a whole bag of fishy crackers on the ground or my husband forgets to take out the trash after I've asked him 10 times, haha.