Okay. This is absolutely the easiest DIY in the world. I threw it together in about five minutes, so it should be cake for you.
I haven’t been in the most “Valetine’s Day-y” mood (I’m all about love every day, but planning a special dinner or date night feels silly– it’s just me and John day in and day out, we go out on dates often, it’s not like we need one day a year to be over-the-top in love), but quickly realized I was being grinchy. So, I decided to DO something about it and bring a bit of festivity to our bare little apartment. What could be sweeter (and easier to construct) than hanging hearts?
-Various shades of red and pink paper (construction, scrapbook, card stock, what have you)
-String, twine, or ribbon– or all of the above!
-Pretty scrap paper– from magazines, newspapers, or wrapping paper! Anything you can reuse is game
-Scissors & hole punch
How-to: Using your pretty scraps (I’ve long hoarded magazine tear-outs that I love or inspire me, but most of them are a bit out of date for my inspiration boards! Time to find a new crop), cut out hearts of various sizes. It’s easy to work with bigger hearts, but mix it up a bit. Depending on the size of the space you want to cover with your hanging hearts, the more the merrier. I love overdoing it, so I made 15 for one averaged-sized window.
Lay down some cardboard or newspaper and be close to a window, if not outside. Using your spray adhesive, spray a thin layer on the backside of your scrap heart. Immediate adhere it to your red card stock.
Cut out your heart– one side will be red, one side will be your pretty scrap material!
Punch a hole in the middle of your heart ad string a piece of twine, yarn, or ribbon through it. Make it hang as low or high as you’d like! I mixed up my lengths as I made more hearts. Tape the ends together at the top of your windowsill or door frame and voila! A curtain of pretty hearts to greet your love with.
Super easy– this is something you can do with a spare hour between now and love day! And while some people see hearts exclusively as a Valentine’s Day symbol, I love a good heart on the reg– I plan on keeping these up through the spring! In a few months, it’ll be time to mix it up a bit…
Happy Love Week! What are you doing to decorate your space? Are you DIY-ing any presents or Valentines to give away?