Last Updated on September 8, 2023 by Dee
Welcome to the land of artistic inspiration! Arts and crafts are more than just a hobby; they offer us the perfect opportunity to express our creativity and show off our unique skill sets.
Whether you’re making cards, wedding decorations, or home décor pieces, decorating with heart shapes always adds an extra layer of beauty. To help you do that in style, I’ve created 20 beautiful heart templates for your next artsy project! Check out these pre-wedding “how well do you know the bride questions” too 🙂
From stencils and appliqués to paper piecing designs – these hearts will make any craft look like a work of art.
So channel your inner artiste, explore these delightful heart templates, and use them to create something extraordinary today!
Why are printable templates cool?
*This page may contain affiliate links to products I have used or recommend. If you purchase something from this page, I may receive a small percentage of the sale at no extra cost to you.**
I have included 20 different heart templates saved in PDF format in A4 size – so printing is easy!
Printable stencil templates are great tools for adults and children alike. They can be printed on any printer, cut out at will, or transferred onto watercolor paper to serve as an outline for a painting.
You don’t have to mess with your printer settings. Quickly set the size you need!
If you want to print out a heart template on a larger A3 sheet then make sure to ‘set to size’ on your printer settings.
20 FREE Printable Heart Templates!
Repeated Heart Template
Heart Template Sketch
Cartoon Heart Template
Gem Heart Template
Flower Heart Template
Flower Heart Template 2
Hearts in Heart Template
6 Gem Hearts Template
2 Intertwined Hearts Template
4 Hearts Template
6 Heart Templates
Single Simple Heart Template
Intricate Heart Template
3 Hearts Template
Sunshine Heart Template
6 Repeated Heart Templates
Simple Large Heart Template
Two Hearts Template
Zentangle Heart Template
Zentangle Heart Template 2
What can you do with your printable heart templates?
These heart outline templates can be used in your art journal, creative journal, junk journal, or bullet journal (I love them all!).
Use them for painting, artwork, crafting, school projects, décor, posters, bulletin boards, invitations, wedding stationery), and birthday cards… or make some cute valentine’s day craft projects!
Use watercolor brush pens to create stenciled hearts. I use Arteza Real Watercolor Brush Pens, and they are seriously awesome!
This is a fun and easy brush pen project that is great for both children and adults!
Watercolor brush pens are awesome for creating a watercolor effect for art and craft projects.
To help you out, I have put together these printable templates so that all you have to do is transfer the shape onto your watercolor paper and get on with the painting.
If you would like to try this out, you should transfer the heart stencil template to watercolor paper.
This is how…
How to Transfer the Heart Shapes to Watercolor Paper (Method One)
1) Print out your free printable heart templates on standard printer paper.
2) Tape your printed template to a window with light behind it so that you can see the outline of the pineapple coming through.
3) Using a soft lead pencil (2B, 4B, 6B, or 8B), trace over the printed outline of the sun template that you can see through the paper.
Do this firmly so that you have left enough lead on the surface to be easily transferred onto the watercolor paper.
4) Place your printed heart template with the traced pencil outline face-down on your watercolor paper.
5) Using your pencil once again, trace the printed heart outline so that the pencil line gets transferred to your watercolor paper.
You have your transferred shape and don’t need to hand-draw it yourself!
Now you can use your watercolor or watercolor brush pens and start your painting!
How to Transfer the Heart Shapes to Watercolor Paper (Method Two)
Here are some quick steps to get your Heart stencil ready to use.
- Open your heart template PDF and select print.
- Choose the size you want to print to.
- Print the stencil onto a mylar transparency sheet. (Alternatively, you can print the template onto a standard piece of paper and then trace it onto a piece of plastic mylar after)
- On a cutting mat, use a craft knife to carefully cut out the shapes.
- Your stencil is now ready to use.
[Related article: 101 Cool Designs to Draw | Easy Ideas for Drawing Fun!]
Other Ways to Use your Heart Templates
Party and Celebration Decor!
Decorate your patio, lounge, kitchen, or any other room in your house or office with some beautiful heart printables!
Cut out the stencil and paint over it onto cardstock or watercolor paper, using watercolor brush pens or even spray paint.
Print out the heart stencil templates on bright-colored cardstock or paper, cut out the shapes, and create your own heart garland to decorate walls or doorways.
Use the heart templates to create interesting shapes, backgrounds, patterns, or focus areas in your art journal.
Color your heart stencil template with markers or watercolor to create a colorful and joyful invitation for a heart-themed party (hearts are a great addition to decor at baby showers and kitchen teas!)
If you like to color in, you can use the heart stencil templates as a fun way to add color and creativity to your doodling.
Stick them on walls or gift wrap for added decoration!
[Related article: 21 Action Poses for Dynamic Drawing]
Use the heart template stencils on clothing or fabric.
You can go ahead and print these heart templates directly onto clothing or fabric – create your own floral shirt design!
If you have printed them onto the fabric, cut out the images and sew them onto t-shirts, hats, or bags for cute, themed accessories!
Or use fabric paint over the heart stencil to create your own homemade apron, table cloth, or bag!
Create your own floral stickers by printing the heart template on sticker paper and cutting out the shapes.
You can then use these stickers for anything you like!
Use them as a fun way to label party favors, package up treats in gift bags or boxes, make place cards for your dinner table at any celebration… the possibilities are endless with these printable templates!
Print them on different paper.
Try printing them on texture paper or even tracing paper. You can really get some great effects!
I love to create and hope these heart templates will inspire you too! Find more of my freebies at the bottom of this post.
Be sure to download your 20 FREE Heart Templates above so that you can add some extra love and personality to all of your creative projects, whether it’s a homemade card, art journal layout, gift tags, or even wedding invitations! Check out these “this or that questions for couples” for more fun and romantic activites!
Crafting is an incredible way to express your creative prowess, and decorating with heart shapes is perfect for bringing that craft project to the next level.
Whether you’re making cards, decorations, or home décor pieces – these 20 beautiful heart templates provide endless possibilities.
Here are some other articles & templates that you might like…