3D Flower Art Using Paper Hearts

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In creating items for my hallway gallery, I looked for ideas that were manageable  fairly expensive, and unique. I found inspiration from Mondo Cherry and made this piece of art work below!

paper flowers

The petals are made from little paper hearts. I used an extra large punch and a medium punch (the only sizes I currently own). I am looking to try again in the future using different colors and more variety in size.

paper art

Once all the hearts were punched out, I folded all of them in half. I tried using both regular card stock and textured card stock. You might have different results, but I found that the textured card stock folded oddly – fraying a bit at the seam. Therefore, I decided to use plain card stock for the petals.

scrapbook paper for art

Once they were all folded, I mocked the design to get an idea of how many flowers I wanted and what the layout should be. I found this to make the next step easier because there was less guesswork.

scrapbook paper and mod podge

I then used a small paint brush to apply a little bit of Mod Podge to one side of the petal. Then, stuck it to the paper. For the background, I used a pearlized and textured white piece of card stock.

paper flower art


I absolutely love the texture that this piece brings with the 3D effect, so I used a shadow bow in order to preserve that effect. The last thing I wanted to do was smash the flowers.

heart petals art work

This project has been featured on Dio Home ImprovementsThings To Do Yourself, and Setting for Four!


I link up to the following parties, including Serenity NowShabby NestWhipperberryHomecomingHomestories A to ZFinding Silver PenniesOrganizing Junkie and the Monthly Pinterest Challenge.


  1. Audrey Chu says

    Hi Maggie,

    I was Googling for 3D paper artwork for some inspiration for my photography and your 3D paper hearts really got my attention. I will make this for my living room, it’s too beautiful not to make one for myself!

    Thank you for sharing!!!

    Cheers Audrey

  2. Setting for Four says

    Love the name of your blog and this DIY Art project!! So adorable! Thanks so much for sharing at Project Inspired linky party – I pinned this to our group party pinboard! Tx! Heather xo

  3. Danielle Driscoll says

    This is adorable! I love they are made out of paper hearts! Thanks for sharing at Silver Pennies Sundays!

  4. Carrie-My Favorite Finds H says

    Thanks for sharing this at the Pinterest Challenge. I really want to make something similar to these for my daughter’s room. Have a great day!

    • thelovenerds says

      Thanks, Dria! To be honest, I was shocked by how much I love the final product. It is amazing what a little paper can turn in to.

  5. emily says

    beautiful! I love this! So fresh and bright :o) Thanks for linking up to Tasteful Tuesdays at Nap-Time Creations.

    • thelovenerds says

      Thanks, Emily! I can’t wait to try a different version with brighter colors. The red worked perfectly with my hallway, but I want to try bright sprint and summer colors.

    • thelovenerds says

      Thanks, Krista! I hope you will share your final product with me. I am curious how different the project can look with different colors and textures. I am even thinking about making one again in the summer with brighter colors just for fun.

    • thelovenerds says

      Thank you! I was shocked by how it turned out. I hope you will give it a try and share it with me!

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