DIY FLORAL HEART

One thing I’ve learnt recently is that you don’t have to confine your flowers to a vase. There are, in fact, so many fun and inventive ways to display them. In honour of the impending Valentine’s Day festivities, Gemma and I created this floral heart to help get us in the mood. The perfect decoration for your love nest, and even nicer as a present for a friend, or yourself! Who says Valentine’s day has to be for couples? Once again, by using roses you’ll ensure that this decoration looks just as good dry as it does fresh. Read on to see how we did it.

How to make a floral heart by A Pair and A Spare

You need:

  • A bunch of small roses
  • Cardboard
  • Floral wire
  • A pencil and stanley knife
  • a stapler
  • twine

DIY Floral Heart

How to:

1. Start by trimming the roses down so they have about a 5cm (2 inch) stalk.

DIY Floral Heart

2. Draw a heart onto the cardboard and cut out, making sure to cut out the inside too.

DIY Floral Heart

3. This is what it should look like. Make your heart as slim as you can without it buckling.

DIY Floral Heart

4. Add your twine.

How to make a floral heart by A Pair and A Spare

5. Using your wire, connect the flowers together by winding the stalks together in a long strand. Leave a few left over for later.

DIY Floral Heart

6. Then, staple them to the cardboard, starting at the  bottom apex of the heart.

DIY Floral Heart

7. Keep going until you’ve covered the cardboard completely.

DIY Floral Heart

8. Once you finished attaching the strands, add more individual flowers to cover any edges of the cardboard that show.

How to make a floral heart by A Pair and A Spare

Voila!

DIY Floral Heart

Thanks once again Gemma for working on such a fun project with me!