Mon Cœur Métallique

Mon Cœur Métallique! I love my metal heart!
Wire heart filled with corksI recently came across an adorable decorative heart made from chicken wire.

I also found some other unique items made from chicken wire.

 

The chicken wire objects inspired me to create my own Cœur Métallique (metal heart). I already had some leftover chicken wire stored in our garage. I cut out a heart shape on two pieces.

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Then, using a long strand of wire I connected the two heart shaped pieces.

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I filled it with wine corks I had been saving!
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chickenwireheartwithcorksI love mon coeur metallique! Great Valentine décor idea for a wine enthusiast!

XO XO XO! Valentine’s Wreath

From styeroom.se

From styeroom.se

I saw this unconventional yet very cute Valentine’s Day wreath on styleroom.se (a Swedish Pinterest-like scrapbook site). What an adorable idea to feature the “XO” (kisses and hugs) expression instead of the expected heart. I loved it so much, I just had to knock-it-off! Mine was a little different. I began with a plain grapevine wreath and a plain grapevine bushel to use as the base. I bought separate flowers – pink and purple.

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I trimmed the flowers taking the bare stems off.

IMG_2371I shaped the plain grapevine bushel into an “X” shape and wired them together.

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Using the same wire, I attached the flowers to the grapevine. I put all the purple on the “X” and all the pink on the “O”. I then wired the two pieces together allowing about 2 inches of space between them. I topped it all off with a long vibrant white bow.

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I love my beautiful and unique “XO XO XO” Valentine wreath.

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I hope you enjoyed seeing my knock-off! I hope it inspires you to create something wonderful. Have a very happy and creative Valentine’s Day!