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DIY Floral Heart {Valentine’s Day Gift Idea}

by | Feb 4, 2015 | Decorating Inspiration, DIY, Holidays, Michaela, Valentine's Day

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DIY Floral Heart {Valentine's Day Gift Idea}

DIY Floral Heart {Valentine's Day Gift Idea}
Hi friends! It’s Michaela and I’m back at The Inspired Room to share a fun DIY project you can do in the month of February for Valentine’s Day. I’m not sure about you, but I love flowers (as seen here and here) so any excuse I have to play with them, I pretty much use it!

Today I’m showing you how to make a heart-shaped flower arrangement! Even if you don’t have a Valentine, this DIY project is adorable, easy, and would be so fun to do with a group of girlfriends as a Valentines craft party! I would recommend doing this project within a few days of Valentines Day so the flowers stay fresh.

DIY Floral Heart {Valentine's Day Gift Idea}

You’ll need:

– Flowers. I used carnations and spray roses because they open up big and take lots of space, are fluffy, and the carnations look like baby peonies if they are the right color and type.
– A kraft box in the shape of a heart. I found mine at Hobby Lobby for $2.99!
– Floral foam. It’s okay if it’s a little smaller than the box you’re using.
– Scissors
– Foil
– Knife
– Bowl of water + plant food

DIY Floral Heart {Valentine's Day Gift Idea}
Step 1: Line your kraft heart box with foil so that the water from the floral foam doesn’t soak through the box.

DIY Floral Heart {Valentine's Day Gift Idea}
Step 2: Cut your floral foam to fit inside the heart shaped box. I did this by finding a piece of foam that fit well into the box in the first place. To cut out the exact shape, I stuff as much of it into the lid of the box, turned it over and used a knife to cut the excess away.

DIY Floral Heart {Valentine's Day Gift Idea}
DIY Floral Heart {Valentine's Day Gift Idea}

DIY Floral Heart {Valentine's Day Gift Idea}

Step 3: Fill a big bowl with water and mix in the plant food. Drop in your circle of floral foam and let it soak up all the water. I let mine soak for 10 minutes.

DIY Floral Heart {Valentine's Day Gift Idea}

Step 4: The fun part! Begin cutting your blooms, leaving about an inch or so of stem, and stick the stem in the floral foam.

DIY Floral Heart {Valentine's Day Gift Idea}

Continue doing this with all the flowers. Carnations have a sturdy stem, so it was easy to place those in the floral foam, whereas the roses have tiny, weaker stems and needed to be pushed in more carefully (make sure you hold their stem at the base while you’re pushing it into place.) To make Carnations make look more like peonies, you can peel back some of their petals. Also, when I look for Carnations, I always try to find the ones whose petals are scrunched up, much like a peony, in the middle.

DIY Floral Heart {Valentine's Day Gift Idea}

DIY Floral Heart {Valentine's Day Gift Idea}

Use small flowers to fill in the gaps, if there are any. Then place the heart flower arrangement on your coffee table, lean it on a bookshelf, attach ribbon and hang it on your door, etc.

DIY Floral Heart {Valentine's Day Gift Idea}

DIY Floral Heart {Valentine's Day Gift Idea}

DIY Floral Heart {Valentine's Day Gift Idea}
DIY Floral Heart {Valentine's Day Gift Idea}

I just love how it adds such a whimsical touch to my home for Valentine’s Day! It also smells glorious.

Have fun giving this a try! Happy February!

DIY Floral Heart {Valentine's Day Gift Idea}
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  1. teresa

    Beautiful- love the simplicity of it.
    Happy Day

  2. Michaela

    It was such a fun little Valentine’s Day project! My living room smelled lovely after I was done :)

  3. SoiledRotten

    So pretty! Would look great with the heart painted too.

  4. Diane | An Extraordinary Day

    Beautiful!!! I love the simplicity and of course the gorgeous flowers!

    Just a little tip… recently I quickly grabbed some green floral foam from the store for an arrangement I was creating. It was the wrong item. I should have noticed. In the past, the foam for dried flowers and silks was brown and called “Sahara.” And maybe it still is some places… but lately now I’ve been seeing all florist foam is green. So… it is important to look for the name “Oasis” when purchasing florist foam for fresh flowers. Or, it may also be called fresh flower or wet foam. Also, I soak mine for more than 10 minutes in order to get it well saturated with water. Usually I put a smaller bowl on top of the foam in the bowl of water to push it down into the water for a good soaking. If it’s not well saturated there are dry spots and the flowers then die nearly as quickly as if they were left out of water. You will know when it’s saturated because the foam is significantly heavier. The dry flower/silk flower foam does not hold water, which is why you don’t want to accidentally purchase it. Hope you don’t mind my long explanation.

    I LOVE your floral heart! It’s the sweetest thing! I want to create one too!!
    All the best for an extraordinary day!

  5. Segreto Secrets

    I love this pretty arrangement idea for Valentines Day! So cute!!
    xo. Leslie
    Segreto Finishes

  6. Missy Robinson

    I can do this with my nine-year-old daughter. Love it!

  7. Marilyn

    Michaela, I love this! So pretty and easy. It seems like it might be a nice idea for a bridal shower or wedding, too. Thanks for sharing!

    • Michaela

      That’s so true!! Great idea for those occasions as well!

  8. The Shelf Society

    Beautiful! I am considering this as a table piece on Valentines Day. Thank you for sharing with us!



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