Posted on Leave a comment

Make a Milagro heart ornament

Milagro heart tin-style Mexican ornament: Easy step-by-step photo tutorial

Put your craft fingers to work with this Milagro heart ornament. In Spanish, the word milagro means miracle or surprise. Milagros are folk charms that are traditionally used for healing purposes and as votive offerings.

Milagro heart ornament: Make one today!

They are attached to altars, shrines, and sacred objects in places of worship, and they are often purchased in churches and cathedrals, or from street vendors. Milagros come in a variety of shapes and dimensions and they can be constructed from gold, silver, tin, lead, or wood.

Make a milagro heart ornament with template and easy follow instructions!
Easy to follow Milagro instructions!

How to make your own Milagro heart ornament:

You will need metallic foil paper or card in 3 colors, scissors, glue stick and pencil.

Step 1
Print out your template and trim along the lines.
Step 2
Cut out three strips of metallic card to the same size (approx. 13x27cm). Fold your template and card strips in half, making a ‘book’ with the template on the outside.
Step 3
Carefully cut around the template and card. If 3 strips of card seem difficult to cut at the same time you can cut 1 or 2 strips at a time.
Step 4
Place the milagro strips on a surface with a bit of give – a piece of cardboard or a mouse mat will work well. Turn the card strips over and using a pencil press lightly to make indentations in each milagro card as shown. Run the pencil in a line along the center of the leaves and along the border of the hearts.
Step 5
Chose one milagro card as your base. Cut the other two cards into pieces – leaves, hearts and crown. Next glue them in place on your base. We used a red foil milagro as the base and added green leaves and a gold crown.

Make a milagro heart ornament with template and easy follow instructions!

4 activities and 18 PDF Learn about Day of the Dead worksheets – Buy Now!

Day of the Dead activity craft sheets: 5 activities + 40 PDF templates to download!

Cinco de Mayo color in sheets. an owl mask template and a paper skeleton hand.

Check out these other lucky templates and printables

We hope you enjoyed this post of Happythought’s Milagro heart ornament tutorial. If so, please give us a little love; by liking us on facebook, pinning us on pinterest or following us on twitter. Thank you!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.