This is thin glossy paper. Use any colour you want.
My template it is 3.5 in. tall and 2.5 in. wide the lines are 2.5 in. long you can play around with the space between the lines and they don't have to be straight, as long as you keep the dimensions.
Fold your paper in half backside out. Place your templates straight edge along the fold.
Trace your template on to both papers, press hard on the lines so you mark the paper underneath.
Cut out the shapes. I use a small paper clip while I cut, to prevent the glossy paper from slipping. Turn your paper so the coloured side is out.
A picture just to show you that the fold is not cut.
The 1.white strip goes thru the 1.red strip next the 2.red strip goes thru the 1. white strip,then the 1. white strip goes thru the 3. red strip finally the 4. red strip goes thru the 1. white strip.
The two pieces are woven together like this.
The 1.red strip goes thru the 2.white strip, then the 2.white strip goes thru the 2.red strip and the 3.red strip goes thru the 2.white strip finely the 2.white strip goes thru the 4.red strip.
Continue to weave the 3. white strip like the first row and the 4.white strip like the second row. The last row can be a bit fiddly to get in.
Glue a strip of paper to the heart as a handle.
And you are done.
This hearts are hung on the tree filled with nuts or sweets. In the old days this was where the gift was. And the gift was often sugar or spices. The most expensive things in those days.
So there you have a traditional Danish Christmas ornament. We don't have a tree yet so I hung them on I don't know what you call them, but I have two of them with candles in.
http://www.duda.dk/Grundfag/Kristendom/Jul/juleklip/julehjerter/julehjerter.html http://www.chatbreak.dk/jul/flettehjerter/5.htm Here are some links to templates that you can print out
- Paper In different colours
Brønshøj , Denmark