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If a month had to be matched a heart, definitely this month should be February. Whatever you are, a believer or not, of this questionable Saint named Valentine, you can’t escape from the heart-shaped love that is going to overwhelm the world and, of course internet, the next days. I always keep a calm distance from all these, but I’m a lover of heart-shaped art anyway, whether the day has the number 14th or 15th.
So, before some days when I found a very soft decorative wire in a very good price, I bought it immediately with the images of wired and fabric things in my mind. The first shape that I decided to make was heart. I already have a heart-shaped photo gallery hanged on the wall of my bedroom and I imagine to transform it in a kind of thematic space, hopefully with the tolerance of my dear ‘half’!!!
For the start, I made a shabby chic fabric heart and I was between red or neutral colors. Neutral hues won and this time… I’m becoming a little predictable regarding colors !!!
Few things you will need for this easy DIY project.
• soft wire, decorative or garden
• wire cutter
• fabric scraps, tulle and ribbons
1 ○ Make a heart shape with the wire and decide how big you want it. Cut a wire piece in the desirable length and make a heart. Add more wire inside; tie it from the one side to the other in order to fill the gap.
2 ○ Cut your fabrics in small stripes. Old clothes and t-shirts and other materials, like ribbons, tulle, twine, lace, cords, etc. There are so many low cost options.
3 ○ Tie the stripes on the wire, the one after other, in simple knots, or in lovely bows, until all the wire is covered. You can make a kind of pattern by repeating colors and fabrics in a stable way. And, you can tie the one stripe with the other, inside the heart, in order to give a more consistent result.
4 ○ In the end, you can add small decorative items on your heart, like bows, small hearts, beads, in order to make it more beautiful. And, a small hanger by ribbon or twine on its top in order to put it on your wall. Hope you like it and find it easy !!!
Happy Tuesday to all !!!