We have all heard about transitioning our wardrobe from season to season, but I never used to think about doing the same with the house. However, over the past year, I have started to appreciate the opportunity that each season brings to add something new and interesting to our home. So, for Valentine's Day, I added this charming little boxwood heart to our hallway. I like that it's not over-the-top cutesy and the way that it brings a touch of spring-fresh greenery into our decor at this time of year.
To make this decoration, I used:
- a wire clothes hanger (mine was courtesy of the local dry cleaners!)
- craft wire
- wire cutting tool
- filament thread
- jute thread
- boxwood clippings
Start by cutting the clothes hanger in half.
The clothes hanger I used had a plastic coating which began to crackle once I started manipulating it, so I used the pliers to remove it all to give it a more consistent appearance.
Next, I used the pliers to bend the wire into a heart shape.
To hold the shape securely, I bound the centre pieces together using the craft wire.
When adding the boxwood cuttings, I started by placing the tip of a stem at the centre top and tied it into place using the filament thread. I continued wrapping the filament around the stem to attach it to the wire frame. To join two sprigs, I overlapped the top of the new slip over the base of the previous one. I worked my way down to the point of the heart; then I started again in the centre top to work my way down the other side.
I tied off the ends of the filament thread. Then I added a jute thread to the top so that the ornament could be hung.
And that's it: a simple, but effective, way of showing your home some love this Valentine's Day!
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