Easy Spring Twig Heart
DIY this pretty spring decor heart craft with these easy instructions. These natural twig hearts are easy to make with some basic free and inexpensive materials. Each one is unique and they look great on the mantel, a shelf, counter or wall. Made with some twigs, wire, hot glue and spray paint they are perfect for spring and Valentine’s day décor!
Mother Nature provides us with a lot of natural and free crafting materials so we might as well make good use of it all. This nature craft uses minimal readily available supplies and is good for adults and older kids who can handle a hot glue gun safely or with supervision.
Supplies for the Twig Heart
garden trimmers – these are my favourites here
twigs – Any type will do as long as they are green wood! This means they have some life in them still and won’t break in two when you bend them. I trimmed up and have used the suckers from the crabapple trees and I’ve used poplars but use what you have.
craft or floral wire
hot glue gun and glue sticks
paint (optional) Spray paint is fast but acrylic paint and a brush works too
Instructions for Spring Heart Decor
Get out there and take a walk! Enjoy nature while you use your trimmers and a basket or box to gather up some twigs. You will want thinner twigs for this project about the thickness of a pencil or thinner. Lot’s of branching twigs is good too!
Grab two of the bigger longer branches and hold them at the thick ends. Wrap wire around them and make sure they are secure.
With the twigs laid out on a flat surface, bend the tops of the twigs and bring them down to form the heart shape. Secure the small ends to the opposite sides with wire. You want to wire these in place as they will be under a bit of tension and holding your heart shape.
Arrange more of the twigs across the heart. Place them and decide what looks good to you. You can add as many as you like until you get the look you desire. Secure the twigs where they meet the original heart outline and trim with clippers if necessary.
Clean up any hot glue webs by blasting it with your hair dryer on high heat for a few moments.
If you like, spray paint your heart your desired colour or to match your décor.
Give this DIY spring decor heart craft a try and leave us a comment or image of your creations. I think I’ll make a giant one to hang from the barn this spring.
For some great fall decor check out our post on easy Halloween decor ideas! this