Ok, I'm all for a good easy DIY for any holiday, but this simple Valentine's Day Wall Hanging has to be one of my favorites. This simple heart made from branches are so cute and easy, you can leave it hanging over all seasons to enjoy!
- Yarn or string of choice
- 1 larger branch for your support
- 15-19 small sticks of varying lengths
The first step is to begin gathering up your sticks to form your heart shape wall hanging. I was able to go outside and collect some different length sticks right outside our apartment. However, another good place to look is a park or you substitute some wooden dowels if you dont want to explore the great outdoors.
After you gather your sticks you need to begin forming your heart shape. If you want to make this really easy you can create a template out of paper. Just trace a heart shape and cut it out, then lay your sticks out to match your template. It's ok if you have to break some of the branches/twigs in order to match your heart template. Also, another tip is to begin from the center and work your way outward, this makes it easier to create a balanced heart shape.
Next, take some string and cut it into equal lengths (about 8-12 inches) depending on the distance you want it to be from your hanging branch.
Then start tying your string around the top of each branch. I wrapped it around a couple times and then tied a little knot. (dont worry about any excess because you will trim it all off at the end of the project).
After you have tied off each branch lay everything out nicely on the floor with your main hanging branch at the top. Start from the center of your heart and work your way out, attaching each string to your main hanging branch. Make sure to pull your string tight before you secure it to the main branch to ensure that your lengths are correct. If for some reason you already tied the knot and the length isn't equal, just cut the string and start again... no worries!
After all of your strings are attached, cut one long string (about 1 1/2 feet long) this is your hanging string. Then attach it on each end of your main branch! Now cut of any excess string and then your beautiful Branch Wall Hanging is ready to display!
I currently have this piece hanging in our room but I have moved it all around and love it in our entry and in my workspace. I think I will definitely keep this wall hanging up year round :)
Also, do you have any fun plans for Valentines Day? If so I would love to hear. I think Marcus and I are going to stay in and cook a tasty meal then probably head to bed early, because that just seems like the best thing right about now :)