Decorating your home with vintage rustic hearts is a great way to add charm and character to any space. Read on to learn how to make vintage rustic heart wall decor in six easy steps.
Vintage rustic heart wall decor is a piece of handmade artwork consisting of a heart-shaped decoration with a vintage rustic look. It’s a simple DIY wood craft project for creating unique home decor. For example, it creates a cozy atmosphere in a bedroom or living room. A vintage rustic heart wall decoration is also a gift idea for Valentine’s Day, housewarming, Mother’s Day, birthdays, 5-year anniversaries, or other events with a romantic theme.
This tutorial describes the supplies and step-by-step instructions for making vintage rustic heart wall decor. It contains images, a video guide, and more tips and tricks to improve your design. This DIY crafting project shouldn’t take more than 30 minutes.
- Heart-shaped wood and wire heart. If you can’t find one in a shop, make your own using a wireframe and wooden strips
- A hot glue gun with glue
- Lace ribbon
- Silk ribbon
- Crafting flowers
- White felt
How do I craft vintage rustic heart wall decor?
Follow these step-by-step instructions to craft a vintage rustic heart wall decoration:
- Make the leaves: Create three leaf-shaped cutouts using the white felt, ensuring they have roughly the same shape and size; consider sketching a leaf on paper and using it as a template since it’s easier.
- Craft the hanger: Cut a 10-in (25-cm) piece of silk ribbon, fold it in half, and run it through the loop on the top of the heart-shaped wood and wire heart. If there’s no loop on your heart, run the ribbon through the wooden elements at the top-most part. Bring the two ends of the ribbon together, tying them into a knot.
- Prepare the silk ribbon: Cut three extra pieces of silk ribbon the same size as the first. Tie one of these strips into a bow and leave the other two unfolded for now.
- Attach the lace ribbon: Cut a piece of lace ribbon long enough to go around the middle of the heart twice, and fold both ends at a 45-degree angle. Wrap the lace ribbon around the heart’s midsection, ensuring the folded ends overlap by about 1 in (2.5 cm). Apply hot glue to this area to secure the lace ribbon.
- Make the floral decoration: Glue the three felt leaves made earlier on top of where you glued the lace ribbon. Next, take the two silk ribbon pieces you cut earlier, bend them at an angle, and glue them together to create a chevron-like pattern; attach this element to the bottom of the floral centerpiece.
- Finish the floral decoration: Place the silk ribbon bow you made earlier on top of the chevron element to mimic a six-tailed bow. Glue several crafting flowers in a bundle between the felt leaves to create a natural-looking flower. Your vintage rustic heart wall decor is now ready!
Watch this video guide to better understand the process behing making this vintage heart wall decoration:
More tips and tricks
Check out the following tips and tricks for improving or changing your vintage rustic heart decoration:
- Go full rustic: Create a natural vibe by adding elements such as wood pieces, burlap, or twine.
- More colors: Spray paint the heart decoration to make it more lively, depending on the theme. For example, make the heart red or pink for Valentine’s Day.
- Personalize it: Instead of a floral centerpiece, add a small wood piece with a pyro-engraved monogram or meaningful text or symbol. Alternatively, place an embroidered symbol or message on a small piece of fabric.
Crafting vintage rustic heart wall decor isn’t difficult with the right supplies and instructions. Consider making this piece of art for your home decorations or gifts. Check out more romantic decorations.