Thursday, February 9, 2012

I heart ivy…


How about a 5 minute Valentine craft?

While we have been enjoying spring like weather here in California…I have been spending a lot of time in the yard primping and pruning. My flowers and plants are ready to explode in this unseasonably warm weather…and my outdoor ivy is taking over!

Inspired by a post I saw here…I decided to make a cute ivy heart for Valentines Day.


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This project literally took minutes to make, all with items I already had around the house.

Here is all you need;
a glass vase – or re-purposed sparkling water bottle like I used
some floral wire – preferable in a natural color to blend with the ivy stems
2 sprigs of ivy from your yard or indoor topiary
5 minutes – seriously, who doesn’t have 5 minutes to spare?!

Now, just wind your ivy around the floral wire – be sure to leave both cut ends at the end of the wire so they will go into the water. Also, strip ivy leaves from stem that will be submerged in the water.


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Next, bend your wire into a heart shape…and put into your vase. That’s it!
Seriously easy…and oh so cute!


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My ivy heart and a few red carnations look so sweet sitting on the window sill above my kitchen sink. So simple and festive.


How do you decorate for Valentines Day?


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1 comment:

  1. Love this idea! Unfortunately we're still getting snow, but I'm able to live vicariously through you California girls!

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