1.17.2013

Giant Geometric Wall Heart

I'm lovin pink for Valentine's Day this year.  Last year I went with a vintage look with classic red and gold. But this year, pink feels soft, light, and fresh. And it looks so great with grey and a little splash of gold.  


Oh yes, I'm still on my triangles kick. I am loving this triangle patchwork heart.  The idea came from a quilt square.  Please be warned, you're going to see it a lot in this year's Valentine's treats.  I decided to go BIG with my decorations this year, so I covered a whole wall of my dining room with this giant, geometric heart.  Why not, right? 


It was simple and inexpensive (that's really all that I do).  You will need 10 sheets of scrapbook paper (to make 20 triangles).  I used 4 light pink, 3 dark pink and 3 metallic gold ones.  You'll also need scissor or paper cutter and glue dots (I tried double stick tape, but it didn't hold well).   Simply cut your scrapbook paper in half diagonally, then play around with a design and pattern that you like.  Then stick them to your wall.  I started by marking one straight line with a level and chalk.  It gave me a guide to start with and kept everything straight.    


And if you don't have space for something this big, I have a mini framed version here

Just for fun, I made a little video of me putting up the heart.  I was in the mood to try something new.  

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And this catchy little jingle is Blew My Mind by Dresses.

I know Valentine's Day is still about a month away, but I've got a busy week ahead of me and I thought I'd get a head start.  Plus, with all these football posts I've been putting together lately, I needed a girlie fix.  I think this giant pink heart might have done the trick.  

24 comments:

  1. Love this! I lol'd when your third triangle fell after you put it up c: Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Very cool...great video! Linda M

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  3. What a sweet idea! And i love love the video!

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  4. Fantastic idea. I can't wait to surprise my daughter with one in her room!

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  5. Your video was fun and the graphic heart is fresh and different from other ideas I've seen floating around on Pinterest and blogs (although the fact that it was inspired by something old - quilt pattern - is really neat). I'm following some of your boards on Pinterest now after finding you while blog-hopping and "Pinterest'ing" last night. ;) I think your blog is a fun place to visit!

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  6. What a great little DIy and video! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  7. This is so awesome! Radicool.
    Liz
    http://liz-makes.blogspot.com/

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  8. Great idea! Not too fluffy girly either! I'm loving these colours for Valentines :)

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  9. LOVE!! this is such a great idea! i'm looking around my house to see if I have a wall that's big/empty enough for this haha

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  10. i just finished this geometric heart DIY and i can NOT stop staring at my wall! it's seriously getting me into the valentine festive mood. =) great idea!

    - jin of contradiction of sorts -

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  11. Hey Jeran - I just came across this post and thought the geometric heart looked familiar! Seems to be your pattern but didn't see a link back to your original. Just wanted to let you know in case you wanted to ask them to include! I love this idea and if you came up with the pattern i think you should get credit! http://littlebigco.blogspot.com.au/2013/01/stunning-love-is-gold-valentines-day.html

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    1. Yes, I would say that is my pattern. Thanks for heads up. Some folks have no conscience when it comes to stealing other peoples good ideas.

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  12. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this! I featured it on my blog.

    http://blog.shopdirtylaundry.com/posts/2013/2/10/98-gray-is-great.html

    Enjoy :)

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    1. Yeah! Thanks for sharing. What a lovely frey and pink round up.

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  13. What a great DIY - it looks stunning against that grey wall! I may be including this in a roundup of the geometrics trend but obviously will give you full credit! Great job :) Oh and your video is adorable!! xxx

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    1. Thanks, I'd love to see your round up. I'm digging all things geometric.

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  14. love this - I'm going to have a go at making one - thanks so much

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  15. Thank you for this DIY, I helped create this exact heart at my BFFs wedding. We should have used scrapbook paper like you said :) We used wrapping paper and it was a little wrinkly and kept curling. However, the bride loved it so that's a win in my book! You can see it here: http://hereprettykitty.wordpress.com/2013/11/15/gold-teal-and-little-bitty-birdies/

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  16. i totally love this!
    I linked to your tutorial on my blog - thanks for sharing!

    ♥, doro von Hand zu Hand

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