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Tree Heart Installation

Valentine’s Day is one of my favorite holidays ever. I love the idea of doing grand gestures for friends or family. This heart installation idea is really easy but a fun way to surprise someone on Valentine’s Day. You can set this up outside someone’s window while they are at lunch so they can see it all day. You could even take it a step further and write something you love about that person on each heart. Yea for Love!!

Material Needed: Construction Paper, Yarn, Tape, scissors

Step 1: Cut out hearts of various shapes and sizes out of construction paper (tip โ€“ fold the paper in quarters to cut multiple hearts at once)
Step 2: Cut yarn of various lengths
Step 3: Tape the hearts to the yarn
Step 4: Hang in a low tree

Credits + Contributors:
All photography by Heather Zweig for Oh Happy Day
Art Directed by Jordan Ferney
Produced by Stacy Wichelhaus
Crafting byย Caitlin Barker
Assisted by Harper Casimiro

  1. Chloe Moon

    January 28, 2013

    This is way too cute for words!! =)

  2. J'en ai envie

    January 28, 2013

    Je me vois bien faire ce genre d’installation dans Paris.
    C’est trรจs beau, poรฉtique, j’aime beaucoup

  3. Melissa

    January 28, 2013

    I would love to run into this! (not literally of course) Such a sweet way to bring smiles! Thanks for sharing. I myself did some valentine tea printables, you should check them out.


  4. Patricia

    January 28, 2013

    Will this installation stay up (i’m presuming in the Mission)? This would be such a fun stop on the weekend to take some photographs! Love it.

  5. liitlesunny

    January 28, 2013

    So romantic :d, love it

  6. Kasia

    January 28, 2013

    How beautiful!

    It’s winter here in Poland and there is a lot of snow now but when the spring comes, I’ll do this project with my students – they will be excited to change the school neighbourhood:)

    Thank you!


  7. LARY@ Inspiration Nook

    January 28, 2013

    Such a cute idea! Love it!

  8. Sarah

    January 28, 2013

    So cute! It’s so cheery! just looking at the photos made me happy:)

  9. Christine (Cloud No9)

    January 28, 2013

    What a wonderful, romantic idea! That’s a Valentine’s treat right from the heart!

  10. Mai

    January 28, 2013

    Love all of your ideas, particularly this one! Simple yet impactful. Thank you!

  11. little kitchie

    January 28, 2013

    love this! would make anyone smile ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. Camille Iman

    January 28, 2013

    This is very pretty! And luckily I already have these materials in my craft closet, talk about easy DIY ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. Julie Smith

    January 28, 2013

    Cute idea! I’m going to hang these in the doorways of my kid’s rooms (like love beads) for them to wake up to on Valentine’s Day. ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. Angela

    January 28, 2013

    such cuteness! this is such a nice contrast to the usually tacky and gimmicky valentines’ stuff you see EVERYWHERE in the shops. nice!

  15. Ayumi

    January 28, 2013

    it looks so romantic and cute!!! i love the idea and the fact that is very easy! super valentine-ish! also such a good idea for shop decor since you can put it in the windows!

  16. lenya

    January 28, 2013

    This is so cute! A perfect idea for the hubby on valentines day, I’m going to pin this one!

  17. amanda

    January 28, 2013

    I love this!! It is the pay-it-forward of paper hearts. Dig it.

  18. RitaMarie

    January 28, 2013

    Love this idea! I did something similar hanging from a chandelier in my dining room for an “indoor camping date” with my husband just this weekend. He loved the indoor camping, but he seemed most impressed that I took the time to cut out the tiny hearts and string them from the chandelier and inside the tent in our dining room. I told him, “Love is in the air.” Cheesy? Yep!

  19. natalie

    January 28, 2013

    I love this! such a cute idea, and i like how you put them on a tree for everyone to enjoy!

  20. Chianne Hood

    January 28, 2013

    Oh my ! I definitely want to try this! xx

  21. adi edlen

    January 28, 2013

    How much fun would it be to just run into this on the street – you wouldn’t be able to help but to smile –

    Super cute!

  22. Connie

    January 28, 2013

    I’m looking forward to trying this in our place ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for the great idea!

  23. Cheryl

    January 28, 2013

    I’m so excited for Valentine’s Day!

  24. Karen Bayer

    January 28, 2013

    I heart this!

  25. Karen Bayer

    January 28, 2013

    I heart this idea!

  26. TodoparaMamas

    January 29, 2013

    This is so beautifull ! We will have to try it ๐Ÿ˜‰

  27. adele

    January 29, 2013

    that is so cute! such a cool idea <3

  28. Lucy Carter

    January 29, 2013

    This is SO beautifully gorgeous – if someone hung this outside my office i would cry!

  29. Valerie

    January 29, 2013

    Super sweet—they’d have to be indoors here with all the rain and snow, but would be a lovely backdrop to the winter gray! ๐Ÿ™‚

  30. Jeannelle

    January 29, 2013

    love this, super sweet!
    verhi have

  31. Kaisa

    January 29, 2013

    So super sweet, but not over the top sweet. Just plain adorable!


  32. Rute

    January 29, 2013

  33. Sara : Confetti Sunshine

    January 29, 2013

    This is gorgeous! Such a fun way to celebrate Valentines!

  34. Emily

    January 29, 2013

    Aw this reminds me of those bleeding heart plants, such a cute idea!

  35. xfallenmoon

    January 29, 2013

    awesome. i was totally about to do something similar inside my house for the fireplace. xD it’s a great idea.

  36. Miss Doodles

    January 31, 2013

    Oh I love this art installation :>
    I’d be so happy if i saw this one some street here in my city :>

  37. Nj

    February 1, 2013

    I just love this. They are so easy to make plus a perfect weekend project to do with my little girls. Thank you for sharing.

  38. Karen A

    February 2, 2013

    I love this! Like a willow tree of hearts, so pretty.

  39. Marie

    February 2, 2013

    I love this! What a great way to make someone smile! ๐Ÿ™‚

  40. Patti Borrelli @BeSoStyle

    February 3, 2013

    Love your hanging hearts. And LOVE your blog. So glad i finally found it. Started following you on twitter too. ๐Ÿ™‚

  41. l o v e l y t h i n g s

    February 5, 2013

    this is so darling….it surely brings a smile to everyone that sees it!

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