A Little Nature in the Shape of a Valentine

17.01.2018

 

 

January can sometimes be a little depressing due to cold temperatures, post holiday blues and resolutions that can be over whelming. One thing that is true to keep me fighting the blues is keeping creative! So I find that going outside and getting close to nature always is the best medicine.

So for the Valentine Day which is approaching soon. I choose to take some nature and create a pretty heart. What better way t show my loved ones at home than with my favorite nature treasures is with…pine-cones. I know you must be all saying pinecones again, but there are so many things you can do with them.

 

DIY Pinecone Valentine Heart

Materials

  • Cardboard
  • Scissors
  • Glue Gun
  • Pinecones
  • Garden Clipper
  • Wire

 

Instructions:

  1. Take a piece of card board and draw a shape of a valentine any size you want, I did mine at 32 inches around.
  2. Cut the valentine out.
  3. With the end of a scissors or blade make a small home on each side of the valentine and insert the wire through both holes and tie. This is to hang it. The wire should be in the top middle and about 6 inches long.
  4. With  the garden clipper cut the pine cone in half. This will make the pine cone easier to glue flat on the cardboard surface.
  5. Once you have all of them cut in half, glue them flat to create the valentine shape.
  6. Fill the center with these cute treasures any way you want, you can stack them on top of each other to fill the gaps where the card board shows.

 

A Little Nature in the Shape of a Valentine

If you don’t have pinecones in your area, you can shop here at Micheals. They are super inexpensive, but I hope you can find them in your area since the whole purpose is to take a nice nature walk.

Hope you enjoyed this DIY

3 comments

  • Mary Vitullo

    Love this, and so appropriate for some of us Northerners that are still knee deep in Winter. Very original.

  • ColleenB.~ Tx.

    Love your pine cone heart. Such a lovely way to display pine cones and who says that pine cones are just for the winter months. I have them out all year long, of which I have scented some with Essential oils (cinnamon, cloves, peppermint—whatever you like!) which is much safer than lighted candles.
    I have a Styrofoam heart shape so I just may wrap it with burlap and glue on a few pine cones.

    Thanks 4 sharing your pine cone heart with us

    • Maria Brittis

      Thats such a nice comment! I have been obsessed with pinecones lately and I think its because they are so darn cute.
      Maria

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