Now, my old neighbors, Chris and Dan, have a cute neon sign that reads "Love" in script, that they place inside their storm door each year for Valentine's Day, and I happily would have taken that as a substitute for the iron, lit heart. After years of searching, I've found nothing.
As W and I were driving by the iron works building the other day, I pointed to the heart and told him that I wanted to make something similar. I knew where to get the lights, but what could I wrap them around?
"You could use coat hangers," he easily replied.
Coat hangers. Brilliant! Why hadn't I thought of that. He explained how I could do it, and made it seem easy enough. However, yesterday I asked him to get me started by straightening out one of the hangers. He did it with ease, and I decided that it would be a great project to finish while I was stuck in the house.
Here is how it began. W's white hanger, and my black hanger, straightened out then twisted together to form a heart.
|The wires are taped together at the meeting points first, for added support,|
with pink duct tape. (The white wire is hard to see against the white desk.)
|I put my favorite cards inside the heart's opening, to add some love.|
Here it is, lit and hanging. A heart made with one white coat hanger, W's, and one black coat hanger, mine. Wrapped with lights, lit, and hung on my son's birthday. I feel the love!
What will you be doing to decorate your home for Valentine's Day this year? Anything crafty?