Easy Valentine’s Day Garland: Wire Hearts

It’s the 10th of January and I am so excited to have our group of talented bloggers back for another blog hop!  This month the theme is HEARTS and I just know you are going to love (no pun intended!) these projects that are sure to get your creativity flowing for Valentine’s Day… which is just around the corner! I’d love for you to pin our collage below, check out my Easy Valentine’s Day Wire Heart Garland  and then go see all the other fabulous projects by some of my friends!

January Blog Hop Collage

1.  Landeelu sharing an Easy Valentine’s Day Wire Heart Garland

2. Little Miss Momma sharing an Easy Heart Envelope Pillow

3. Lolly Jane sharing Glitter Heart Valentine Decor

4. Or So She Says shares Origami Heart Love Notes

5. Simply Kierste sharing Heart Bunting Countdown

6. Six Sisters Stuff sharing Peanut Butter Chocolate Hearts

7. Thirty Handmade Days sharing Printable Valentine’s Day Bookmarks

8. Your Homebased Mom sharing DIY Valentine’s Sharpie Mugs

9. Capturing Joy sharing a Heart Carved Tree Stump

10. eighteen25 sharing Heart Gift Tags

Easy Valentine's Day Wire Heart Garland DIY

I’ve become a bit obsessed with wire as of late.  It’s just so dang versatile and easy to work with!  I was excited when I thought of making this cute wire heart garland and I think it turned out just as cute as I imagined (which is not always the case!).   I think it took me about 30 minutes from start to finish and very little money.  Give it a try!  Here is how you make it…

STEP ONE:  Cut wire (I used 12 guage wire) into 18″ pieces.   If you want your hearts bigger, make them longer.  If you want them smaller, cut them shorter.  Cut as many pieces of wire as you want hearts.

Easy Valentines Day Garland tutorial

STEP TWO: To make the heart, bend the wire in half and, using pliers,  pinch together tightly to form the point of the heart.

Easy Valentines Day Garland

STEP THREE:  Find a round object to wrap the wire around to form the rest of the heart shape.  I found the top of a mason jar to be the perfect size I was looking for.  Wrap both ends of wire around the object, one at a time, toward each other.

How to make a valentines day garland

STEP FOUR:   Gently pull wires apart and secure ends together using clear scotch tape, glue, etc to keep the shape of the heart in tact.

Valentines Day Garland tutorial

STEP FIVE:  Repeat, repeat, repeat, repeat…. and then tie the hearts together using ribbon, twine, yarn, etc.  This will also make it wasy to fold up and store until next year!  Adjust hearts as you want after hanging garland.

Valentines Day Wire Heart Garland

I love how it looks quite delicate but is pretty much indestructable.  A little Valentine’s Day bling there on the mantel!

Valentines Day Garland

 

I obviously haven’t figured out what I’m doing for the rest of my mantel but I am sure glad to have this as a start!  So, what do you think?  Easy, right?   Let me know if you give it a try!

Now go check out all of the other fabulous “heart-stopping” projects on the blog hop! :)

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