1. Cut random width strips lengthwise from
red paper, using wave paper edgers. Glue strips lengthwise
to white paper with random spacing between them. Trace and
cut six hearts from red and white striped paper. Cut three
more hearts slightly larger than pattern from blue paper,
using wave paper edgers. Glue a red and white heart to both
sides of each of the blue hearts.
2. Trace and cut six blue stars. Cut three stars slightly
larger than pattern from red paper, using wave paper edgers.
Glue a blue star to both sides of each of the red stars.
3. Punch 6 evenly spaced 1/16” holes around top edge
of plastic lid. Punch a 1/16” hole in the center top
of each heart and star. Cut thread to the following lengths:
4”, 5-1/2”, 7”, 8-1/2”, 10”
and 11-1/2”. Insert pieces of thread into hole in top
of lid, going in order from the shortest to the longest and
knot around the edge of the lid to secure. Insert and knot
the ends of the thread pieces into the holes in the hearts
and stars, going from the shortest thread to the longest thread,
alternating hearts and stars.
4. Cut three 12” pieces of thread for the top of the
lid. Insert a piece of thread in every other hole in the lid.
Bring all the ends together and make a knot at the center
top of the lid. Cut a piece of thread twice as long as the
length needed for hanger. Attach center of hanger to knotted
ends of thread at the top of lid and then knot hanger ends
5. Cut a ¾” x 13-1/2” strip of white paper
and a ¼” x 13-1/2” strip of red paper with
wave paper edgers. Glue red strip to center of white strip.
Glue white strip around the side of the lid, overlapping ends.
Let dry. Punch stars from blue paper and glue them randomly
around red and white strip on lid.
1. Use patterned blue star paper for the large
star shapes instead of solid blue paper.