Have you started thinking about Valentine’s Day decorations yet? Quite frankly, food has been foremost on my mind, but I did take some time this week to make this rustic twig heart.
We have a lot of trees in our yard, and they are always dropping branches during the wintertime. While gathering up some, I got to wondering if I could make something with them. You already know how I love to make something out of nothing, right? It reminds me of the time when I was a little girl staying with my grandmother. I was whining that she didn’t have any toys there for me to play with. So she sent me out into the yard and told me to see if I could find something to make. Well, I found great big leaves and twigs and put them together to make “dolls.” I guess I’d have to thank her for encouraging my creativity but back then, they didn’t call it that. It was just their way of getting us out from underfoot, I think!
Then I traced the pattern onto some white foam board that I had on hand. I would probably have used balsa wood or thin plywood for this project but we live 15 miles from any place that sells something like that so I went with what I had! It would have been a little easier cutting it out with an X-acto knife but I used this scraper.
It didn’t take long to fill the heart with twigs, and I decided that I would attach the rustic twig heart to this piece of beadboard that I used in our Christmas decorations. Because the twigs added quite a bit of weight to the heart, I screwed it into the beadboard in 2 places.
Hope you’re inspired to make something out of nothing!