My mother taught me to make these woven paper heart envelopes.
First you will need paper.
I chose to use construction paper.
Take one sheet of paper and fold it in half.
Cut it in two along the fold.
Next, cut your two halves in half again. This leaves you with four long narrow strips.
Fold your strips of paper in half.
Pick a contrasting color of paper and do the above steps again with this new sheet of paper.
Draw lines in pencil where you will cut.
Be sure to start cutting from the folded edge.
Erase the line at the top.
Start weaving by taking two of the strips and inserting one into the other.
Continue to weave by alternating which strip goes through or around.
This is what it looks like when the first "row" is done.
I found it easiest to weave out on a diagonal.
As you near the finish of the weaving you will have to jog the paper so that you have it fitting properly.
After you finish weaving trim your corners to give your heart a rounded edge.
Now you have a pocket that will serve as your envelope for your note. This could be for Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, or even a Baby Shower invitation.
The finished product.