Here is another practically free put together using branches, scrap burlap, floral wire, and a wooden heart I already had (which could be replicated with scrap fabric, paper, or felt)
20 January 2010
Little Burlap Leaves and a Red Heart
I’m not a huge Valentine’s Day decorator. To tell you the truth, I am still trying to re-cover from the Holiday clean-up and re-organization that comes along with the New Year well into the beginning of February. I do though like to add tiny little inexpensive touches here and there for my little (and big) guy!
I cut several leaf shapes from burlap by folding a small square in half and cutting to get a ~somewhat~ uniformed shape. I used pinking shears so the edges are saw-toothed.
Using thin floral wire I threaded a piece through the center of each leaf leaving a long piece extended from one end (used to attach to the branch).
A little dab of hot glue as shown above holds the wire on place.
Simply wrapping the remaining wire around the branch several times, I attached each leaf; trimming any access wire.
I drilled a small hole in the wooden heart and painted it red – it’s just attached with a twisted piece of wire as well.