Sunday, February 08, 2009

Heart Strings

Easy Valentines Day decorations.

This idea came out of necessity, sort of. I thought I had purchased a bag full of foam heart stickers. Instead, I purchased foam hearts. I needed to put them to good use, so I decided to make hanging decorations.

You will need:
  • Foam Shapes
  • Dental Floss or other string
  • Hot glue gun
  • Tacks or tape (depending on where you are going to hang your heart strings.)


  • If you use heart stickers, you can skip the hot glue gun

    Pull out a length of dental floss - mine were between 4 & 6 feet. Then place one heart on one side of the floss. Place a dot of hot glue on the heart, on top of the floss. Then place the same size & color heart on top. Sort of a heart sandwich.

    Randomly space the hearts in different shapes and sizes on the floss.

    I used push pins to hang my heart strings from the top of the doorway.

    You could hang these in front of a mirror to instantly double the hearts! I these would be fun on my bathroom mirror.

    I got this idea after seeing Jeffery Rudell's tutorial on how to make a snowstorm.

    6 comments:

    Leigh said...

    pretty!

    DebiDeaux said...

    What a wonderfully easy little project. I'm sure it would easy to adapt this to almost any theme. I guess I'll hafta keep my eyes out for a deal on foam shapes.

    "J" said...

    I love love love love love it!!!! Toooooooooooooooooooooo CUTE!!!!!!!!! =)

    "J" said...

    I love love love love love it!!!! Toooooooooooooooooooooo CUTE!!!!!!!!! =)

    Sheila @ Dr Cason.org said...

    What a great project. Where did you get the foam hearts?

    jb parsont said...

    Oooh...hot glue gun? I will burn my fingers, the floss, the rug, my cats, probably the house down to the ground! But it sure looks pretty!