Making a Guitar Heartstrings Card

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February 15, 2019

Guitar Heartstrings Card - finished cardThis is a cute handmade card featuring a heart-shaped guitar with actual strings. When you bend the card a bit, the strings move! This is a fun all-ages craft.


Total Time: 1 hour

Yield: 1 card


  • craft paper (pink, red, black, white)
  • scissors
  • pencil
  • glue
  • thin white string
  • black pen
Guitar Heartstrings Card - supplies


  1. Fold a piece of pink paper for your card base. I made mine a vertical standing card.
  2. Guitar Heartstrings Card - fold pink paper in half
  3. Fold a piece of red paper in half and draw half a heart at the spine.
  4. Guitar Heartstrings Card - draw half heart on a folded piece of red paper
  5. Cut out the heart, unfold and glue in place.
  6. Guitar Heartstrings Card - unfold the heart
  7. To make the neck of the guitar, take a piece of black paper and cut out a circle with a long stem coming out of it, similar to an old thermometer.
  8. Guitar Heartstrings Card - cut out the neck of the guitar

  9. To make the head of the guitar, cut out an elongated square with the top edges rounded off.
  10. Guitar Heartstrings Card - cut out the head
  11. Glue the black piece onto the heart.
  12. Guitar Heartstrings Card - glue neck in place
  13. Dab some glue on the bottom of the black circle, then attach 3 pieces of string, going up the neck.
  14. Guitar Heartstrings Card - dab on some glue at the bottom of the neck and add three strings, allow to dry
  15. When the glue has dried, pull the strings taut and glue the head down over the top of the neck. Let dry.
  16. Guitar Heartstrings Card - pull strings taut and glue the head down on the top of the neck

  17. To make the bridge on the guitar, glue a tiny rectangle of white paper onto the bottom edges of the strings. Draw some screws on the sides. Draw 3 tuning pegs onto the neck.
  18. Guitar Heartstrings Card - cut a piece of white paper and glue in place as the bridge, add screws with a pen, draw tuning pegs on the head
  19. Write your message onto some white paper, then cut the pieces out.
  20. Guitar Heartstrings Card - write message on white paper and cut out and glue to the top and bottom of the card
  21. Glue the message to the top and bottom of the card. Let dry. When you bend the card, the strings will move.
  22. Guitar Heartstrings Card - strings move when the card is bent
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