Let’s make Valentine’s Twig Bouquets!
This is a fun craft to make for your friends, and it’s so simple to mass-produce. That is my plan for my girlfriends this year! An afternoon with some paper-hearts and a glue-gun are all I need!
You could really highlight the Farmhouse look with these simply by using a white patterned paper. Maybe something with text of some kind? Leaving the branches unpainted and adding them to a mason jar with a burlap ribbon will complete the look.
GATHER YOUR MATERIALS: 12″ X 12″ scrapbook paper, heart-shaped paper punch, glue-gun, white spray paint, small twigs (I cut some off of a tree in my backyard).
The first thing you want to do is to paint your twigs. Cover your work space, lay out the twigs and spray with a light coat of paint. Do this several times, turning the branches over and drying fully in between coats. This is the best way to get good coverage.
Make sure the twigs are fully dry before using them for this craft
Use your paper punch to cut out hearts.
Arrange your twigs in a vase or jar until you like what you see. I found that when I “tried too hard” to make them symmetrical the twigs didn’t look very good. Allowing them to be “wild” produced a better arrangement.
Now you will use your glue-gun to place the hearts on the twigs. Be sure to have a glass of cold water close by just in case you get glue on your hands. I have always done this since I have a history of run-ins with glue-guns. The glue is hot and it burns and placing your fingers in the water quickly will limit any damage.
Once you have your hearts attached you can decorate the jars as you desire. Ribbon, twine or baker’s string would be great choices.
Now that we are done with Valentine’s Twig Bouquets, it’s time to gift them. Surprise your friends on February 14th and let them know how much they mean to you.
Happy crafting, friends!