Heart Topiary DIY

Do you want to add some heart to your home decor? Look no further than the elegant and whimsical world of DIY heart topiaries. These living sculptures are not only visually stunning, but also surprisingly easy and affordable to create. With just a few materials and some creative flair, you can transform your living space into a charming and romantic oasis. In this article, we’ll explore the art of heart topiaries and provide a step-by-step guide to creating your own. Whether you’re a seasoned crafter or a novice looking for a fun project, get ready to green up your space and impress your guests with your homemade heart topiaries.

Supplies Needed

Dollar Tree mini stocking

Red thread

Letter stamps

Dowel rods

Small terra cotta pots

Green styrofoam

Distressed ink pads

White chalk paint

Brown Wax paint

Glue gun

Paint brush

I knew when I saw these little mini stockings from Dollar Tree that I would use the fabric for something! It is just too cute!

I started by drawing out a heart onto the front of the stocking for each one.

Then cut them out.

I saved the extra canvas part on top of the stocking so I could use them as backing to stamps some words on them.

I am not a sewer at all so this is the most extravagant I get but it was perfect for this project. I used red thread and sewed up the edges.

I sewed all the way around leaving a small opening at the end for stuffing.

I used a small bit of poly-fill to fill the hearts then sewed up the rest of the heart leaving a tiny opening just big enough for the rod.

Let’s Stamp!

These stamps have come in so handy for little craft projects like this and if you want to check them out you can see them HERE.

Because it is Valentine’s Day soon I used “LOVE YOU”.

I cut off the excess canvas so it would fit perfect in the middle of my heart.

I used just a little glue from the glue gun to secure it onto the heart.

Next Ii used the Waverly white chalk paint and painted one coat on the terra cotta pot. I only needed one coat with the chalk paint because it is thicker so I highly recommend this. You can order the chalk paint HERE that I used it you are interested.

Once my pot was completley dry I rubbed a little brown wax paint on it to give it a little bit of an aged look. I you want to make it easier you can order the wax HERE that I used.

Next you will need 2 dowel rods.

You will stick these in the whole you left when you sewed up the heart. I used a little glue from the glue gun to secure it so the heart would stay up right.

Then I used the fine block of green styrofoam that you can get – this is better for working with smaller spaces.

I just cut it with a scissors and fit it perfectly in the pot and cut off any top edge that was sticking to high out of the pot.

These distressed inks are the BEST for all craft projects. The ones I got came in a set of 4. Light brown, brown, dark brown and black for all your distressing needs! You can find the ones I used HERE!

Once I lightly distressed the rods I stuck them in the middle of the green Styrofoam in the middle of the pots.

Then I wanted to cover up the green Styrofoam so I used some rose petals that I have in my kitchen. I only used about 6 or 7 for this project and it just added the perfect amount of color that I needed. (As they are drying, they are still looking beautiful! Another option here is to use artificial green or brown moss from Dollar tree or any other craft store.

I glued them into place on the styrofoam with the glue gun.

Once the petals were laid on there they were ready to set out on my table. I currently have them in my wine bar and they are just beautiful!

You can use any fabric from this project. If you are not a seamstress like me you can use glue from the glue gun as another option to keep the heart together on the edges and to keep the poly-fil stuffing in.

If you want to see the quick video I made for this project you can see it here.

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