A rainbow-heart door hanger. Hearts and rainbows. They're the center of my four year-old's universe. The only items missing are "gems" (a.k.a. rhinestones). Oh, and glitter. Two out of four of her favorites isn't bad.
I've been eyeing this lovely craft for some time. I originally saw a rainbow-heart door hanger on the blog A Little Learning for Two. I couldn't let Softers see it on my Pinterest board because she would've insisted that we drop everything (including her baby sister) and make this rainbow-heart door hanger.
The materials for the project are all items you probably already have around the house. The first step is to make a heart template. I picked out a frozen waffle box from the recycling bin to make the original template.
Using the original heart template, I traced six more hearts, creating seven total hearts (one for each color of the rainbow).
Then using some heavy-duty cardboard (I used a box from the mail), I traced the hearts and cut them out. In order for the colors to really show up on the cardboard, we decided to paint the brown cardboard hearts white.
After the white paint dried, my budding crafter/artist, thoroughly enjoyed sorting the hearts by size then stacking the pieces up to make two full sets of hearts.
Once all of the hearts dried, we hot glued them together. Using a ribbon from a birthday gift, we strung them up, and hung them on the playroom door.
We are already making plans for another rainbow door hanger. This time we're thinking of making it in the shape of an actual rainbow or a unicorn.
Rainbow-Heart Door Hanger
Cardboard (to create a template)
Thick Cardboard (I used a carboard box from the mail)
1- Create a heart template out of cardboard
2 – Trace six additional hearts inside of the original template, creating a total of seven hearts.
3 – Trace each heart on the thick, heavy-duty cardboard.
4 – Cut out each heart.
5 – Paint each piece white (optional)
6 – After the white paint dries, paint the hearts the colors of the rainbow (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet)
7 – Once the hearts are dry, glue them together. Make a hole at the top of the hearts and string ribbon through the hole.
8 – Hang on any door and enjoy a colorful and bright decoration.