Wednesday’s Flowers – Paper Hearts and Ferns

February 9, 2011

With Valentine’s Day so close I wanted to create a little treat for you, something fun, inexpensive and inspiring.  So I came up with a little idea that involves lots of hearts and a potted fern that would be easy for anyone and everyone to re-create.

My idea started a few weeks ago when I was out shopping, I discovered the cutest $5 ferns at a local store and my first instinct was to buy 2.

But, believe it or not, I could not come up with a good reason for the purchase and I shocked myself that I walked away without them, but I did not stop thinking about them.  I needed find a good way to incorporate them into a Wednesday’s Flowers creation but I was stumped.  Until I thought about Valentine’s Day and all the wonderful hearts that it brings.

For this little project you will need the following:

  • a potted fern, something under $10
  • pretty paper, I used origami paper
  • double sided tape
  • scissors
  • cotton thread or ribbon
  • a nice container for the fern
  • short coloured sticks

This is really easy, so to list steps seems silly, so to start fold the pretty paper so double sided hearts can be cut out of it.  Then use the double sides tape to tape the hearts together with a pick in between the, like a lollipop.  I made 16 hearts for each fern.

Once the hearts are completed, gently insert them into the fern plant.  Viola, you have a fun little Valentine’s Day arrangement.

I tied strands of cotton thread around the black pots that the ferns came in.  I decided that transplanting these little guys could be tough on the root system, so I left them in their simple black pots.

Perhaps it is the Pisces in me but I really love Valentine’s Day; I’m a sucker for flowers, as you already know.  Chocolates? Yes please!  And romantic dinners with my sweetheart are an absolute must.

Are you a lover of this day?  If so how do you plan on celebrating Valentine’s Day??

Enjoy!!

  • Jenn Q

    This is soooo cute Tina. I’m going to make one tomorrow!

  • that’s awesome Tina!