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Insert the excess wire from the wings through the scribbles on the back of the heart, bending the wire to secure. If the wings aren’t securely attached, use 19-gauge wire to attach the elements more snugly.

Tie 1 end of a skein of embroidery floss near the base of your wings.Wrap the floss once around the top wire, and then bring it down to the bottom wire. Wrap the bottom wire twice and then bring it up to the top wire again. Repeat this process, moving across the entire length of the wing. Once you’ve wrapped half the wing, start to wrap a little more haphazardly. Continue until the entire wing has been wrapped. Repeat this step with the second wing.

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Tie 1 end of a fabric strip to a wire on the heart. Thread the rest of the strip through and around the heart.Tie the other end to another scribble to secure. Repeat this process as often as desired. Be sure to weave strips through the wire, as this creates depth.

Choose objects and sayings to include in the heart to personalize it and give it meaning. Include tools of your trade (like an old paintbrush), buttons or pretty found objects you’ve collected.Attach these items with 1"–2" (2.5cm–5cm) pieces of 19-gauge wire bent into "U" shapes, or simply insert them through the scribbles (as was the case with my paintbrush).Weave strips of paper with inspirational quotes or your favorite sayings through the wire, or wrap 1 end around a wire and use a glue stick to secure it.

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