Project: Recycled Coca-Cola Valentines.
- Cardboard box from your favorite food, ideally red. I am using Coca-Cola slim 12-pack boxes.
- Cardboard to make heart template.
- Fiskar hole puncher, the small one.
- Twine or Hemp cord. You could also use yarn.
- 4-6mm beads. I am using Indian metal beads recycled from a necklace and left over red beads.
- Sturdy and sharp scissors
Lets make lots of little hearts.
Step 1: Make your heart template.
You will need a cardboard template of one heart. Your heart should be at least 3.5 inches wide. It must be perfectly even as pieces are placed back-to-back.
Step 2: Undo you cardboard box and lay it flat.
Step 3: Trace hearts on the back.
You can either trace as many hearts as possible or strategically place them to catch the box design you want. Each finished heart requires two pieces so use as much of it as possible even the bit with the nutritional data.
Step 3: Cut out your hearts.
Step 4: Match fronts and backs together.
Choose you best half (will become fronts) and match with a backing.
Step 5: Punch holes.
Holding both pieces together with good sides facing out punch holes all around the edge. I use a small Fiskar single hole puncher. If you are using a spring loaded or hammer punch, tape or glue the two pieces together before starting.
Step 6: String
Cut a long piece of cord (18 inches) and insert it in the top hole where the two circles meet. Leave about 7 inches of cord behind, this will become your hanging loop. Thread all holes creating a blanket stitch.
Step 7: Tie and bead
Create a loop with the cord you left behind and tie it to what remains of the threading cord. Make a very tight knot. Thread beads on one of the cords tie a knot and cut the other one.
There are many ways to modify this project.