January can sometimes be a little depressing due to cold temperatures, post-holiday blues, and resolutions that can be overwhelming. 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 natural 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
- Glue Gun
- Garden Clipper
- Take a piece of cardboard and draw a shape of a valentine any size you want, I did mine at 32 inches around.
- Cut the valentine out.
- With the end of scissors or blade make a small hole 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.
- With the garden clipper cut the pine cone in half. This will make the pine cone easier to glue flat on the cardboard surface.
- Once you have all of them cut in half, glue them flat to create the valentine shape.
- 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 cardboard shows.
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.
For more pinecone ideas: Bleached Pinecone Wreath