- Branches of the Eucalyptus
- Iron wire (at least 3 mm)
- Iron wire (1.3 mm or thinner)
- Dried flowers
- Decorative rope
- Pruning shears
- Scherp mesje
- Threaded pliers
Start cutting about 25 twigs of Eucalyptus. It is not necessary to cut the branches in the same length. If cutting is difficult, you can also use a sharp knife.
Then take the iron wire of at least 3 mm. Shape the iron wire into a heart shape. Don’t be too perfectionist. You probably won’t get two equal shapes, and thanks to the twigs the real shapes are less visible.
We like to cover only half of the heart with the twigs. But you can also cover the whole heart. That’s up to you. If you’re going to cover the whole heart, you’re going to need more twigs.
Then get back to work with the iron wire, but now the thinner one. Cut about 15 pieces of about 5 centimeters long. These are the pieces of wire you are going to use to attach the branches of Eucalyptus.
Then make a bunch with about three twigs of Eucalyptus. Attach this bush to the iron heart with a piece of wire on the sides. Make sure that the ends of the twigs point to the top of the heart.
Tip! Don’t tie the twigs too tightly to the iron heart.
Repeat step 5 for all other pieces of Eucalyptus. Watch the iron heart regularly from a distance.
Are all the pieces of Eucalyptus gone? Then take a good look where there are still bald spots. In any case, attach pieces of dried flowers to the bald spots. You can usually put the dried flowers in a bunch of Eucalyptus. Doesn’t this work? Then fix the dried flowers, like the bunches of Eucalyptus, with some iron wire.
Add as many dried flowers as you like.
Make the top of the heart by wrapping the iron wire in rope. In this way you give the heart an extra twist and tough edge.
Is the heart finished? Then you can add the final twist. To actually hang the heart you can attach a piece of ribbon in the middle of the heart. Attach the ribbon and then hang the decorated heart.