Tuesday, February 8, 2011

DIY: Valentine Wall Hanging

Happy Tuesday!
Today I have a super cute DIY project for you!

Awhile ago, I found these pretty colored strings at a thrift store.

Then the other day when I was snowshoeing I was looking at the bare branches and really wanted to do something with them.
I also have been cleaning up post Hearts and Crafts mess and notice I have tons of scrap felt.
Then it hit me, a craft was born.

For this craft you will need:
-Pretty colored string or yarn
-felt scraps
-hot glue gun
-hot glue sticks

1. First clean up your sticks any small twigs be sure to pull off.
2. Start wrapping your string it can be as wide as you like. When I switched colors I continued wrapping over it so there would only be one dot of hot glue.
3. I cut out the arrow (both sides!) and glued them to the end of the stick.
4. I cut "feathers", then hot glued them standing straight up.
5. I continued this is various colors and sizes. I was sooo happy with the way they turned out. But I wanted to do something a little more with them.
6. I took a large stick I had collected and attached a string to either end.
7. Then I attached the arrows with strings
8. Lastly, I cut hearts out of cardstock and attached them with strings.
The cutest nature valentine mobile the world has ever seen:)

And not even too much of a mess!

Yay for crafting! Hope you all enjoyed this super sweet little Valentine craft. I have another I hope to post last this week!

xo jess

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