Valentine's day easy craft

Jan 31, 2014


Say it with love... but this time around, love for nature. If you've been reading my blog for some time now, you should know about my appreciation for plants. And if they require little or no care at all, I'm in!
This Valentine's day I'm sharing my love for plants and crafts with this easy and fast tutorial to make this heart come to live. All you'll need is a grapevine heart (from Michaels Stores), some moss (I used a variety pack from the Moss Collection available at Jo-Ann) and if you like, some air plants (you can buy yours at your local nursery, mine are from Isaac Farms in Miami).


Carefully using a hot glue gun, start pasting pieces of the moss on the grapevine heart (I only did this on the front side of the heart). Try mixing different types of moss to give this heart its happy beat. I love alternating the creams with the greens. For this project I only did half of the heart but you can always make the entire piece.
To finish this, on some of the gaps remaining on the grapevine heart I inserted small air plants. I think it adds some vitality to the entire project. This heart can be place with the door with a beautiful ribbon or over a mantle.


Though there were no reds of cupid arrows in this project, there was a lot of love involved. After all, love is what makes this world turn around, so why not make it a better and happy place with plants. Happy Valentine's day to all of you lovely followers!


10 comments :

  1. I love this wreath Gloribell! It is beautiful. So simple and elegant. I like the mixture of the colors and textures in the moss and planrts. hope to try to make one and follow your tutorial! Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

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    1. Hi Allison, I'm so happy to know you liked this project. As I said, this is an easy project and the best part is that it can decorate a space through different seasons. Again, thank you and have a precious week!

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  2. This is STUNNING! Pinning now!

    - Tasha @ Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body {www.designertrapped.com}

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  3. So gorgeous Glori...like everything else you do....will be sharing on FB page and pinning...xo

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    1. You don't know how incredible it is having one of my favorite bloggers/photographers visiting my blog. I know this comes a little late (I've been with a cold) but thank you so much for sharing this and pinning!

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  4. This is my favorite Valentine project I've seen thus far. So perfect that it can also be kept up through the Spring. Thanks for sharing :)

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    1. Wow, what a huge compliment, Jess. I loved that this can also be used (like you said) through Spring. Thank you so much for your visit!

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  5. I like it a lot, it's original and refreshing.

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    1. Thank you so much Regina for your kind words and your visit. :)

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  6. I like this heart because I am into moss and nature. I was wondering what you used the twine for? I didn't see where it was used. Was it for hanging? Also how do you water the air plants? Do you take yours out for regular watering? I read misting isn't enough and that they like to be drenched thoroughly and then allowed to dry out in between watering. How are yours doing?

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