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DIY Hanging Twig Heart

In my house, one of the most popular kinds of crafts I ever tend to do with my kids is the kind that lets them get creative with nature. Of course, I’m thrilled that they love creativity and the great outdoors more than just about anything else! That’s why I’m always trying to think of new ways to keep them combining the two and making DIY things from bits and pieces that they found in the backyard. Lately, I was looking at an empty window sill and thinking about how we might work together to make some cute window hangers to fill that space, which is how these adorable heart shaped twig hangers came to be!

Diy hanging twig heart

I tried one out myself, taught the kids how they’re done so they could each make their own while I guided them with a second of my own, and then I decided to make a final one myself in order to lay out the steps for other people who like the idea just as much as I did. All in all, I ended up with five lovely little twig hearts hanging in my window and I couldn’t be happier with how they turned out. Check out these step by step instructions complete with photos! If you’d rather follow along with a video tutorial instead of written words, scroll to the bottom of this post to find just what you’re looking for.

For this project, you’ll need:

  • Twigs
  • White paper
  • A pencil
  • Secateurs
  • A paintbrush
  • Hot glue
  • Liquid white glue
  • Scissors
  • Gold glitter
  • Brown yarn

Step 1:

Gather your materials!

Diy hanging twig heart materials

Step 2:

Turn your white paper landscape or horizontally and use your pencil to draw a heart in the centre. The heart can be whatever size you please, but I made sure to fill most of my page while still keeping things proportionate.

Diy hanging twig heart draw

Step 2:

Use the paper heart you’ve just draw as a template to get the shape of your piece and lengths of your twigs right! I started by arranging the twigs I’d gathered into some semblance of order according to the lengths I already had to work with, putting the longest in the centre lined up with the heart’s bottom point and decreasing in size out towards the heart’s sides until the shape’s width was filled and looked correct. Leave one whole, long twig set aside for later; this will be the top of your piece that your heart will hang from.

Diy hanging twig heart draw

Diy hanging twig heart stick

Diy hanging twig heart arrange