Do you need an easy and inexpensive decorating idea for Valetine’s Day? I’m sharing 5 simple decor ideas using yarn hearts that you can add around your home to add a little Valentine’s Day fun. These Valentine’s Day yarn hearts are easy to make and fun to decorate with.
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I generally don’t go overboard for Valentine’s day, but I thought these little yarn-covered hearts were so fun to make and add such a festive touch, that I decided to make a bunch to put around the house.
First of all, if you’ve never made yarn-wrapped hearts, they are super easy.
Decide on your colors. Of course, red and pink are the traditional Valentine’s Day colors, but you don’t have to stop there. There are so many pretty colors and textures of yarn, so get creative.
You can use a wide variety of yarn textures to make these yarn hearts, from embroidery threads to think, chunky yarn. I think the variety of textures makes the hearts really fun to decorate with. I kind of love the think, chunky hearts!
How to make the yarn hearts:
To make the hearts you’ll need the following:
- Heart shaped cookie cutter or stencil (or you can just draw free hand).
I drew roughly 3 inch hearts on the cardboard box and cut them out. I also made a few smaller hearts to add some variety.
Next, just start wrapping. It takes quite a bit of yarn to cover the heart. Keep turning your heart as you wrap to make sure you cover it all, and rotate to even out the thickness of the yarn.
Once it’s entirely covered, cut your yarn, and tuck the piece in. I use the point of my scissors to put the yarn string in to secure it. I did not use glue to secure it, but you certainly can.
Now that you have the hearts made, try one of the fun ideas below.
1. Make a yarn heart garland.
Determine the pattern of your hearts for your garland, then grab some jute twine, and start stringing the hearts.
I made a little “needle” out of a pipe cleaner to thread the jute through the backs of all the hearts. I threaded it through a couple of places so the hearts would hand straight on the garland.
2. Make yarn heart picks for greenery and floral arrangements.
Insert small wooden dowels, long floral picks, or a wooden skewer (which is what I used) into the back side of the yarn heart to create little heart picks to add to an arrangement of greenery.
In the month of February, I still have some winter greenery tucked around our home in vases, and I added the picks to the greenery bouquets for some quick and easy Valentine’s Day decor.
3. Decorate a topiary with yarn-covered hearts for a cute “Valentine’s Tree”.
I just love a pretty topiary! I found this cute thyme topiary at a local craft shop, but you can easily find them online, like this one from Amazon.
Thread some jute string or yarn to make loops, and then hang the hearts on your topiary. I used the small hearts for the topiary. What a fun Valentine’s Day addition to your kitchen!
4. Fill a bowl or decorative container with yarn hearts.
Use your hearts as “filler” for a pretty bowl or tray on your coffee table. I love this wooden bowl, and love it filled with the colorful hearts. My bowl was a Homegoods find years ago, but a pretty wooden dough bowl like this would look terrific!
Adding a little Valentine fun doesn’t get much easier than that!
5. Add yarn-covered hearts to a centerpiece.
Keeping with the winter decor theme, I added yarn hearts to our pinecone centerpiece on our kitchen table. I simply swapped out the dried orange slices and added the hearts in their place.
Don’t you just love simple decor ideas that are fun and easy to make!
I hope this gives you a little inspiration for a fun and easy way to add little fun Valentine’s Day love to your home decor.
These little yarn hearts are fun, so get creative!!
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