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Valentine’s Day Garden Heart Attack

by Brittany Watson Jepsen

Have you ever heart attacked someone? Like in the good way, not the medical emergency way? I used to do heart attacks by cutting out oodles of hearts and plastering them to someone’s door (like this). This time I wanted to figure out a way to do it a bit differently so I came up with this heart stencil that can be done on someone’s lawn. It’s super easy to do and is best seen from an elevated vantage point so if you can get some real estate below their window, even better!

Materials: flour, sifter, bowl, large paper, scissors, pencil

Step 1: Draw a large heart onto a piece of large paper (over 11×17″). I found that the bigger the heart the better it turned out. Smaller hearts don’t show up very well.

Step 2: Cut out heart.

Step 3: Pour a large amount of flour into the sifter over heart shape. Start with the edge of the heart and work towards the center.

Step 4: Use different shaped hearts to add more interest to the “attack”.

For bigger impact, heart attack the entire lawn. Happy Valentine’s Day!

  1. Seriously Sassy Mama

    February 10, 2012

    This is genius!

  2. Rebecca - A Daily Something

    February 10, 2012

    Oh my word, this is crazy awesome!!! How on earth did you ever think of it???? Great job, and lovely photos! 🙂

  3. Aarean

    February 10, 2012

    oh my. this is the cutest idea. At first i thought it was spray paint and I was like “hm not sure I’d be to happy to find that on my lawn…” haha but gosh powdered sugar…doesn’t get much sweeter then that 😉

  4. Erika ~TiptoeButterfly~

    February 10, 2012

    GENIUS – i’m gonna do it to all my friends front lawns at night!!!!! – cant wait to spread the love and bliss!

  5. rhiannon

    February 10, 2012

    this is SUCH a great idea!!

  6. paola@love+cupcakes

    February 10, 2012

    This is simply brilliant! I never seize to be amazed by the creative inspiration coming from this blog. Thank you!

  7. joyce

    February 10, 2012

    “Like in the good way, not the medical emergency way?” Hahah!

  8. Lindsey

    February 10, 2012

    That’s so cute! I love that idea. This week I was sort of attacked: some friends covered my car with love notes and made a big heart in the snow with their footprints. 😛 I like this idea better though. 🙂

  9. Maggie [The Freckled Citizen]

    February 10, 2012

    Beyond sweet… I love this!

  10. Timmi

    February 10, 2012

    you could do this also with a spray bottle of colored water for those who have snow-covered lawns

  11. brittany

    February 10, 2012

    Timmi, that’s brilliant! Thanks for the idea. That green lawn is now snow so maybe I’ll try that. Thanks!

  12. Michelle

    February 10, 2012

    My Mom use to do this sort of thing for Easter morning. She would make bunny prints all over the house with baby power we would get such a kick out of it

  13. Lisette

    February 10, 2012

    Love the lawn idea. Thanks for the tip!

  14. Maddie Flanigan

    February 10, 2012

    This is so creative! And the attack is so nonpermanent, just in case your attacker is not so happy of the attack. Thanks for posting. Have a great weekend and Valentine’s Day!

  15. Alexandra

    February 10, 2012

    This is so sweet it sort of brings tears to my sleep-deprived eyes. Thank you for the inspiration! This is the loveliest “attack” I’ve ever heard of!!

  16. CedarRingMama

    February 11, 2012

    Now let’s just hope there is not snow on the ground that day in my neck of the woods!

  17. Luna

    February 11, 2012

    that is an awesome idea, thanks for sharing 🙂

  18. fàtima -flowers by BORNAY-

    February 11, 2012


    😉 <3

  19. Leighann

    February 11, 2012

    I love this idea! I wish we could do this in Colorado but our whole backyard is already covered in snow! Maybe I’ll bird seed the yard with hearts for the birds!

  20. Aline

    February 11, 2012

    Such an original and cool idea. I don’t really like Valentine’s Day or anything, but this really made is some more attractive ;p!

    XO Aline

  21. Jess (Where My Heart Is)

    February 11, 2012

    This is adorable. Shame we have no lawn.

  22. Kendall

    February 12, 2012

    SO cute! I love this idea so much!

  23. Helen

    February 13, 2012

    Oh, this is so cool!

  24. Ridgely's Radar

    February 13, 2012

    What a cute idea!

  25. Elizabeth

    February 14, 2012

    I did this on our snowy lawn… inspired by the comments above, I sprayed hearts in the snow with beet root juice 🙂 Pictures here:

  26. Diana

    February 14, 2012

    I love this idea! I’ve shared your link on Twitter, thanks for the great idea!!

  27. pamela

    February 14, 2012

    That is so cool that around here I would have to do this at night as I think that the homeowners would kill me as there are gangs in the area and not ready to leave this world over Valentines day but afraid of what there first reaction would be. Maybe in the country I would be ok with it but here in Houston these people are CRAZY!! Thanks for giving me ideas for next year ahead of time as I can start 3 to 4 days in advance.

  28. Kayleigh

    February 14, 2012

    I LOVE THIS!!! 🙂

  29. Anne

    February 14, 2012

    I got home really late Monday night and took a few minutes to line our front sidewalk with white flour hearts before I slipped off to sleep; the next morning, it was like the Valentine fairy came to visit!

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