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Rustic Style Heart

If you want to decorate your home to celebrate Valentine's Day, why not have a go at making this rustic-style heart. It's so simple to do, costs next to nothing to create, and what's more you can use it again for next year's festivities, as well.

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Approximate Time: 30 minutes plus drying time

Supplies:

  • heavyweight cardboard, a piece from an old box is ideal
  • fabric scraps, white or cream
  • inks, water-based
  • pen
  • pair of scissors
  • non-toxic glue
  • raffia
  • beads

Instructions:

  1. Draw a heart shape on a piece of cardboard.
  2. Cut out the heart using scissors, as shown.
  3. Cut or tear a few strips of fabric. Wrap the strips around the heart and secure on the wrong side using glue.
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  5. When your heart is completely covered with fabric, spray it with inks and let dry.
  6. Thread several beads onto a length of raffia and wrap around your heart, securing any loose ends at the back with glue.
  7. To finish, make a hanger using a length of raffia.

Crafty Tips:
As an alternative to inks, thin some poster paints with water and splatter your hearts with this watery medium using a paintbrush.

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Make lots of rustic style hearts and hang them in a porch or conservatory.

By Anne from United Kingdom

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