Remember when we hosted a book launch for twins Heather and Heidi’s Fairy Birds? They’re back today with a sweet project for your girls! Little DIY’ers can even add wishes and dreams to paint chip hearts and attach to help make their dreams and wishes come true. It makes for a perfect wall accessory above a bed, hung at the tip of a teepee, or anywhere else visible for little ones to see their inspiring dreams and remember to chase after them.
Brass metal hanger
Hot glue gun
Variety of paint chips
And here’s what you’ll do:
Step 1) Gather Materials
Step 2) Have an adult form hanger into a heart shape by locating the bottom of the hanger and bending it at the center point, continue to bend until your heart shape is complete.
Step 3) Find the curved point and extend it so the point is now straight
Step 4) Cut a 8 foot length of yarn
Step 5) Tie and glue the yarn at the bottom of the heart
Step 6) Weave the yarn in and out of the center 2 times, then start weaving in and out on one side and then weave back to center, repeat this step on the other side weaving in and out until the heart weave is complete.
Step 7) Wrap gold mylar around the bottom of the heart so the bottom of the heart is no longer exposed.
Step 8) Cut out hearts with your child and write some of their favorite happy thoughts on the hearts, cut another piece of yarn at any length you prefer.
Step 9) Glue hearts onto the yarn.
Step 10) Tie the yarn to the bottom of the heart.
Step 11) Cut another piece of yarn to your desired length, glue feathers and attach and tie to the bottom of the heart.
Check out more Fairy Birds on their website & blog!
Photos courtesy of Blackbird Ink Photography
Terin GarrettMay 10, 2014 at 7:37 am
I love this idea! My kids would enjoy doing this! 🙂
AmberMay 10, 2014 at 8:06 pm
So colorful and whimsical. My little girl would love this. Also, that gold skirt! I’ll take on in my size…