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Get creative with this heart shaped plant DIY

I’ve seen these little heart plants before and recently bought one made from a creeper. I thought I’d try my hand at making one myself and succeeded! I have also been able to keep it alive for over two weeks already! Here with my heart shaped plant DIY – the perfect gift for that special someone.

heart shaped plant DIY

What you will need?

  • Bendable wire
  • Side-cutter / Sharp nose pliers
  • Potting soil
  • Planter
  • Plant that either creeps or one with long easy-to-bend branches
  • Hand-shovel
  • Pruning shears or sharp scissors
  • Moss

Heart shaped plant DIY Step-by-Step instructions

  1. Start by bending the wire with your sharp nose pliers to form the hearts’ mid section
  2. heart shaped plant DIY
    heart shaped plant DIY

  3. Proceed to bend the rounded edges of the heart on either side and then bringing the ends together. Cut the wire with a side cutter leaving a 15-20cm ‘stem’.
  4. DIY heart plant tutorial

  5. ‘Plant’ the wire heart in a planter with a little potting soil to keep it in an upright position.
  6. DIY heart plant tutorial

  7. The plant that i used could be broken up into parts, so I removed a section and planted it next to the wire heart.
  8. DIY heart plant tutorial

  9. Next I started weaving the branches around the wire and finally neatened the plant by cutting off all the loose branches. I then filled the container with moss.
  10. Lastly I placed the plastic planter with my heart plant into a nicer teracotta pot.

All done in less than an hour it makes my new Garden Bleu shelf look pretty awesome! You can try your hands at various shapes and sizes using various different plants. these beauties make for lovilee gifts!

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  1. Hi, please tell me which type of plant you used here? I’d love to make them and I am looking for exactly what you used please?

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