Hello friends! I hope those of you on the east coast have come through the giant snow storm safely! Thankfully we never lost power and were able to have lots of fun in the snow. I was also able to get a lot of work done on the book I’m working on – so it was a very productive break for me. I also spent a little bit of time planning some Valentine decor. I want some elements that are a bit more subtle than just lots of red and white everywhere, and today I’m sharing my faux fern hearts which perfectly fit the bill. They are an incredibly simple craft. Here’s how I made them:
A long while ago I found this pretty faux fern bush at Michaels Craft store. It has an soft velvet texture that I really like, it makes it more interesting than the plastic kind I normally find. I knew I wanted to make some little heart decorations to hang around and while standing in my craft room this fern caught my eye and I knew it would be perfect. It has a heavy wire gauge in the center so it will bend easily and hold its shape.
In fact, all you have to do is bend this into the shape you want. To make mine I cut a single branch off the bush. Then, I bent the cut end into a tiny little hook. Next, I bent the branch in half lengthwise to find the center and then curved each side into the heart shape. Finally I was able to tuck the other end into the crook of the hook and that was it. It doesn’t even need glue or any other tool. It’s quite simple!