DIY Wire Hearts

I fell in love with some wire hearts I found on Pinterest and HAD to have some of my own.  Isn't Pinterest wonderful for inspiring projects??

I found some old picture wire in a drawer and was able to shape it easily into a heart.  To hang it, I added some chiffon ribbon in a super pretty aqua colour.  I wrapped a beaded necklace all around the wire and left the ends hanging down to pretty it up a bit.  Oh how I love how this turned out!!

 


I bent a wire coat hanger into a heart shape and wrapped twine all around the wire.  I also found a piece of dark green floral wire, yep, another heart!



Then I found this strange wire thing on my workbench - can't remember for the life of me what it was from.  It has 5 coils of wire attached together???  Whatever.  It was easy to shape it and then I offset the different coils to achieve a 3-d effect.  Cute!


I made one more picture wire heart to hang from a plant pot. I had lost the mate to a pair of heart shaped earrings.  I think it looks sweet attached to the center of the heart.


I took a tin foil pie plate and cut it into a heart shape.  I wanted an embossed look, so I tried to make shapes on it using a pen to scribe scrolls but that didn't work at all!  I painted it instead but that didn't look right either.  So I sanded some of the paint off which created a distressed look that I DID like and then I found a length of chain link to hang it up with.  I bent back all the edges to make it look chunkier, but it just didn't look right.  In the end I propped it up by some galvanized containers and it looked much nicer.  In hindsight, I should used glue to make the scrolls and then painted it.  Oh well, another time...


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39 comments:

  1. Super cute, I may have to try these hearts!

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  2. I love your 'hearts', Anne! : )

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  3. Pretty Anne! I am going to make some!
    <3
    xx
    Anne

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  4. So cute, Anne. I have a never ending list of Pinterest things I'd like to make. :) Great job!

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  5. I heart your hearts :-) What did we ever do before Pinterest?! Oh, maybe we spent more time reading or going outside than sitting in front of the computer screen for hours ;-)

    I love the mirror in the picture of your 3D hearts - that must be a Painted by Anne project that I missed!

    Happy New Year!

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  6. You have adorned your home with the cutest hearts...who needs Pinterest when we can view your creations?!!!..I love the way you put "Design Dreams" on the book on your desk....really clever Anne!....You are already moving on to Valentine's Day...when I am still surrounded by Christmas decorations!!...

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  7. Oh no -- are you now rushing me to think of Valentine's Day? I still have my xmas tree up! The pressure is killing me. But your hearts are so lovely!

    :) Linda

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  8. Love these hearts Anne, so simple and sweet!

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  9. Great project, I may have to steal this one.

    Cynthia

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  10. What a cute little project for Valentines Day! I may just have to make a few.

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  11. Love them, Anne... Great Job..you now inspired me to go and look for supplies. I love hearts and these you can keep out all year long and use some for Christmas this coming year. I know we just got over the Christmas season, but ideas....ideas....LOL.
    Have a great day!
    Lisa Rose
    www.ourenchantedcottage.com

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  12. So sweet. I saw chicken wire hearts on Pinterest filled with small river rock and pebbles. It's amazing everything you see. I like these a lot. Perfect little touch for Valentine's Day!! Happy New Year!
    Karen

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  13. Adorable! I've been smitten too lately but haven't taken the time to make some for myself. You've inspired me to move it up on the old to-do list. LOL

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  14. hi Anne ... February seems so far away but will be here before we know it. Still struggling with Christmas decorations, but need to think ahead. I love your hearts and looks so easy. Thanks for the idea.
    Blessings for a happy, productive 2013.
    Audrey Z.
    Timeless Treasures

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  15. Aw, how sweet! I should get on the "heart" thing too now that the Christmas decorations are away.. you know..

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  16. Very pretty, Anne! My pie safe could use one on the handle so I'll have to see if I can find the wire. Thanks for the idea.

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  17. Sooo cute! I have wire and might just make some of these tomorrow.

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  18. What great looking hearts! Great idea, and I love the ones with the jewelry accenting them.
    Debbie :)

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  19. These are really sweet. I can't choose a favorite, they're all so pretty.

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  20. Anne....these are soooo adorable! Thanks for sharing with us! I'm so glad you and I are getting to know one another! ~Tammy

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  21. I’m a new follower! I saw your link @ It’s a Party. I also host a party on Wednesday’s. I would love it if you would stop by and share your talent and creativity with my friends @
    http://www.flusterbuster.com/search/label/Fluster%20Muster%20Party

    Robin
    www.FlusterBuster.com

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  22. I have loved hearts for some time now, I may make some of those hearts, yours turned out really nice, I think. You see hearts on the European blogs all of the time, that's probably why I love them so.
    Hugs, Cindy

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  23. Pretty wire hearts, and I especially like the one you adorned with your extra heart earring! Nice to hear from you, and thank you for your kind words!

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  24. Those are wonderful. I love simple, rustic touches and those would be perfect for me since I don't really "do" Valentines. Thanks for the idea! :)

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  25. So adorable! I'm hosting a link party at SHOW-licious Home Decor if you would like to participate! I'd love for you to join in! :)

    http://sew-licious.blogspot.com/2013/01/saturday-show-licious-craft-showcase-14.html

    Happy New Year!
    Marti

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  26. Cute hearts~all of them! What a great little statement they make. I might just do some of these myself. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  27. The mint ribbon is such a lovely touch! Thank you for the Valentine boost!

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  28. Anne, I love these cute hearts, they're precious!

    Jody

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  29. Really cute Anne, this is adorable, and something I could do!

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  30. Anne!

    Those are so cute! What a perfect present topper for Valentine's Day!

    Have a blessed and wonderful day!
    karianne

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  31. Very. Cute Anne! Our cat would love to play with them...lol

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  32. Love the sweet hearts! Thanks for sharing so many great ways and styles for making them. I like the one with the beads best.
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  33. Love all of these easy DIY Hearts Anne!! It's always great to see how easy it is to decorate our homes quickly without a lot of cost! Very creative ideas!

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  34. Simple!
    that is my word for the year. And these hearts made me think of it yet again.
    simple. :) They are so dainty...yet rustically pretty.

    Pat

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  35. Random hearts everywhere! I love them! I think the 3D one is my favorite.

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  36. such a cute idea!!! Stopping by and pinning this from fox hollow

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  37. So cute! I love how rustic they all look ... what a fun and simple way to add some holiday decor! And I always love the industrial look of wire.

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