- Plastic bags
- Parchment paper
- Tin foil
- Iron (and a flat surface or ironing board
The amount of bags will depend on how thick you want your hearts. I started with 20ish (later divided into stacks of 3). First, cut of the handles and trim off the bottoms –the end result will look like a big flopsy tube. Important: turn them inside out so the print faces inward and away from your iron or you will end up with a big ink mess.
Tear away the tissue paper from the hearts. I find this part oddly cathartic.
Random: throw some tinsel bits in between the bags before you iron. The end result looks like confetti. Or spaghetti. Or something…
This is one of those projects that was a snap to make but difficult to photograph. My camera skills struggle to capture the light coming through each one of the hearts, each more red and luminous than the last. Winter mornings can be a real downer–these hearts are a welcome sight.