How To Make Yarn Hearts in Neutral Colors

DIY yarn wrapped hearts

I made these hearts for my Valentine’s day decor. They turned out so cute, I wanted to share the process for how to make yarn hearts in neutral colors with you.

Obviously, you could use any color yarn for these. I just chose this neutral variegated yarn to fit my decor.

This particular yarn varies in color from ivory to a dark taupe. Some hearts turned out ivory, some were dark taupe and some had a variation of both.

Unfortunately, I lost the packaging for this yarn and haven’t been able to find the same one, but here is a similar yarn.

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yarn for hearts

supplies for yarn hearts

To make these yarn wrapped hearts, you will need a piece of paper (to make a pattern), a piece of cardboard or heavy cardstock, tape, scissors and yarn of your choice.

directions to make the hearts

To begin, I folded a piece of paper in half and drew a shape of half of a heart, using the fold of the paper.

paper for heart pattern
paper folded for heart pattern
half heart pattern

Next, I cut out the heart and traced it on to the cardboard. Then I cut out my heart shape.

heart pattern
heart pattern
cardboard heart pattern
cardboard heart pattern

Now it’s time to begin wrapping your heart. To keep the yarn secure, I taped the end of my yarn to the cardboard heart.
Then, you just start wrapping. Continue wrapping until you have completely covered the cardboard heart.

wrapping yarn around heart
wrapping yarn around heart

This is what your heart will look like when you are done. Cut the yarn, leaving a few inches to tie off.

completely wrapped heart

To tie the yarn off, just loop it through itself and tie in a knot.

tying yarn off

When you have tied your yarn in a knot, cut the remainder of the yarn off fairly short and tuck in the end.

knotting the yarn
knotted yarn

The back of you heart will look like the photo above and the front will look like this…..

finished yarn wrapped heart

if you want to hang your yarn hearts

Next, you will want to make a loop for hanging, if you plan to hang your heart. I cut about a 10″ piece of yarn and folded it in half.

yarn for hanging heart

Pull the doubled piece of yarn through a piece of yarn at the top of your finished heart.

Pull the cut ends through the loop to secure. Then, make a knot in the yarn and tie off at whatever length you want your hanging loop to be.

loop for hanging heart
finished heart with loop

And that’s it!! Super easy and quick Valentine’s day craft.

I made several and hung them on a tree of Valentine’s decorations.

And also used a few at place settings paired with my book page tablerunner.

I think they would be cute at a Galentine’s tablescape like this!

Galentine's Brunch tablescape

Wouldn’t it be cute to have one on each plate and each guest could take one home?

These would also be cute strung side by side to create a garland or even just stacked in a bowl.

As I mentioned, I used neutral yarn because it fits my decor, but traditional pink, red and white ones would be so cute!!

basket of yarn wrapped hearts

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial for how to make yarn hearts in neutral colors!

Let me know if you make some, I love hearing from you!


Be sure and Pin It to remember it….

flatlay of 6 neutral color yarn wrapped hearts in a woven basket tray Pinterest graphic

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30 thoughts on “How To Make Yarn Hearts in Neutral Colors

  1. Tammy Porter says:

    What a cute idea! I love these and went and bought some red, pink and cream colored yarn and made them right away! So easy and didn’t take me long at all. My daughter wants me to make her a garland out of them so that is my next task. Thanks so much for the cute Valentines decor idea!

    1. Oh, that’s great! So glad you liked this idea.

      And the garland sounds SO cute!! Thanks so much for following along and commenting!

  2. Simply adorable.
    Easy steps and gorgeous photos.
    Thank you!

    1. Oh, thanks so much! So glad you liked it!

      I really appreciate you following along and commenting!

  3. Love these hearts. Thank you for sharing them.

    1. Thank you so much for sharing my friend!!

  4. Lori Rodenhiser says:

    I love this craft idea and look forward to trying it! A great way to add some texture to a tablescape 😁

    1. So glad you like it! It is super easy and could be done in any color scheme.

      I hope you get a chance to make some. Thanks so much for following along!!

  5. Michele M. says:

    So cute! I am going to make some, too. I love the garland idea.

    Neutral for my neutral home and some pink red and white for a garland for my grand girl’s playhouse. Much better than candy! ♥♥♥

  6. Super cute winter project! Thanks for sharing. I am tagging you with my project.

    1. Oh, good!! Can’t wait to see!

  7. So cute! I love the neutral colors. Hugs to you.

    1. Thank you my sweet friend!!

  8. Truly charming! I was so surprised by the picture with one heart by your palm. I love the larger scale of these!!!

    1. Thank you Diane! It’s such a fun and easy project!

    1. Thanks Cindy! You know I’m all about the neutrals. 🙂

    1. Thank you my friend! I really appreciate that!

  9. They are so pretty! I love the neutral colors that you used and that they can be used in a variety of ways!

    1. Thank you Rachel! They are so fun and easy to make.

  10. Thanks so much for sharing this!!!!
    I can’t wait to try this with my grandchildren:)

    1. Oh, good! I think it would be a perfect craft for kiddos!

  11. This is such a cute idea! Absolutely adorable, Michele!

    1. Thanks so much! So glad you liked them!

  12. I love the neutral yarn-wrapped hearts! So pretty!!

    1. Thank you! And I’m so glad you liked them. I appreciate you following along and commenting!

    1. Oh, I would love to share it! So sorry I just saw this!

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