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Happy February – the month of hearts.

Although I am a sucker for all things pink, sweet, and Valentine clad – sometimes a large and graphic piece thrown in the mix is exactly what my space (and mind) needs. A large heart made from wire and yarn will demand focus in any room and is a great way to celebrate Valentine’s Day. The simple concept and large scale works wonders balancing out all the mushy and sweet pieces this time of year.

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To make the graphic yarn tied heart you will need:

  • Thick crafting metal wire
  • Scissors
  • White yarn

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Graphic Yarn Tied Heart

  1. Shape the metal wire into a large heart from. The bigger the heart the better in my opinion! Don’t worry about getting a perfect shape, a little bit quirky does this project well.
  2. Start on one end and begin wrapping and tying the yarn around the frame. Intertwine the yarn strands as you go – think spider web.
  3. Set the finished piece on a table or hang on the mantel for crisp and graphic Valentine style.

I love the simplicity of this large form design. If your aching for color though – the heart could easily be done in reds, pinks, or a rainbow of colors to create a bright and fun focal piece. Make a number of them in different sizes to cover a wall, or create a perfect fit for filling out the front door. The ideas for this concept are endless and easily fun.

(Photography Β©TREASURES & TRAVELS/Stocksy United).