Twigs - we have used Birch, but any can be used, so long as they have a bit of bend in them!
Scented foliage or herbs, such as rosemary and eucalyptus
Twine, or string
Ribbon or raffia
Butterflies or other cute accessories
Silk Flowers- you can use real, but don't expect them to last much longer than 1 or 2 days.
1 - divide the twigs into two even(ish) bundles
2 - tie the two bundles at one end to make a 'V' shape
3 - Bend over one side of the 'V' and tie to the lower half of the other side
4 - repeat with the other half of the 'V' to make your heart. If you are using bushy twigs, you might need to bind in or snip off any loose ends - depends how neat you want your heart to be!
5 - tie or wedge in small pieces of your foliage around the edge of the heart
Make a bow for the centre of the heart and a loop to hang it up and then attach the butterflies and flowers to the outside.
This design has been used quite often for weddings, but can also make a gorgeous gift for a loved one... and with Mother's day less than 3 weeks away, we think you should get those creative juices flowing!
Here are two more versions of the design, this time using fresh flowers.