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How to make a twig heart

A twig heart hooked to a cart
Make a twig heart as a gift or home decoration | © National Trust/Sophie Wilkinson

In this tutorial, find out how to make a heart from twigs in your garden or local park to give as a eco-friendly gift or to decorate your own home.

You will need:

  • Up to six lime tree twigs
  • Secateurs
  • Scissors
  • Garden twine (two pieces, 30cm and 25cm, plus a short length for a hanging loop if you wish)
  • Colourful raffia or ribbon (optional)

Step-by-step guide

Hands testing twigs for flexibility
Are your twigs flexible enough? | © National Trust/Sophie Wilkinson

Test the twigs for flexibility

Use your thumb to gently ease each twig into a curve. Do this several times to make sure it won’t snap.

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