flette julehjerter

Paper Christmas Hearts

Making paper Christmas hearts is a Danish tradition. The most common one is the one above in red and white resembling the colors of the Danish flag – the Dannebrog.

It is actually quite simple to ‘braid’ these ornaments. You have 2 folded ¬†paper pieces in contrasting colors. Braid the 2 pieces and you get amazing hearts with different motifs on them. You cut the paper just up to the point where the heart starts to curve.

The hearts come in many shapes. If you make an image search on Google for ‘flettede julehjerter’, you will get images for many heart templates, that show you how to cut the different paper hearts. See¬†here.

Have fun with kids or grown ups to make these pretty hearts!

paper christmas hearts

paper christmas ornament heart

flettede juehjerter

flettede julehjerter

flettede julehjerter

There is a video here on Youtube, that explains the technique. It’s in Danish, but it’s easy to comprehend what is going on.