Oh Valentine’s, Valentine’s Day, how good to have you near again. The day of ‘Forever Amore’ is behind the corner so it’s time to think of some special treats and tricks we can introduce at home. It shouldn’t be flowers, hearts or even chocolate that make this day special, but adding pretty decorations is always welcome (at least at my place!).
I see Valentine’s day as a good excuse to get girly-girly and boost the lovely atmosphere around. Sometimes it’s good to have a day we can totally show off our inner (pink!) colors, even if it might be considered a bit commercial. You know that I like rather minimal decorations so I tried to achieve the traditional V-day look without turning my entire home red. As a result I created a giant – wool wrapped heart, you can hang on your wall to surprise your better half, or girlfriends if you are hosting a little get-together. Imagine all those cute selfies you can take with this Heart Backdrop! Sounds convincing? It’s really easy to make, however be patient as it will take a moment to wrap the wool around the wire (love means patience right?!)
Here is what you will need:
- thick red wool / string (note: the thicker the wool the better, as it will take you less time to wrap it around the wire.)
- thick wire
- wire scissors
- a string and a nail to hang your heart on the wall
First of all decide on the size of your heart. You can measure the spot where you would like to display it, to understand how big it has to be.
Once you’ve got your right measurements, bend the wire in the shape of the heart, twisting together two ends. Wrap the wool around the wire to the desired thickness.
When you are happy with the thickness of your heart, make a knot at the end and cut the excess wool away.Hang it on the wall and enjoy!
It’s a great DIY for anyone who doesn’t want to turn their home into Valentine’s Day headquarter or is looking for a cool backdrop for pictures. On the 14th of February love comes in all the shapes and sizes so I hope you also like this addition! Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!