DIY heart wall light: Make a sweet wall light for your child

Scroll through Instagram or flick through any children interior’s mag and you’ll quickly see versions of heart wall lights pop up. With many costing well over $100, I decided to hack my own and here’s how I made this DIY heart wall light for $15!

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Close up detail of heart wall light

Items you will need:

  • Metal heart (I bought this one for less than $6 from Spotlight)
  • Ribbon to wrap heart (I suggest a thickness of 1cm)
  • Fairy lights (these are battery operated)
  • Glue gun
  • Scissors
Items you will need
Items you will need to make DIY heart wall light


1. Wrap the heart in ribbon by working in 2cm sections, gluing the ribbon into place using the hot glue gun (caution, it’s easy to burn yourself!). I started by using a thin ribbon about 2mm wide but found it took a long time so I switched to one that was 10mm wide and it sped up the process.

Wrap heart in ribbon

2. Once your heart is fully covered in ribbon, it’s time to add the fairy lights. Starting at the bottom tip of the heart, tightly wrap the heart in fairy lights. I wrapped the heart 3 times and then carried the excess length down the wall just like the heart wall lights that inspired this DIY.

Wrap fairy lights around gold heart

3. The final step is to simply attach it to your wall. You could use a clear removable wall hook or I used a tiny gold nail to blend in with the light.

This was so fun and simple to make and I couldn’t be happier with how this DIY heart wall light turned out!

If you make this DIY, I’d love you to tag me @stylecuratorau when you share it online or email it to me at It’s always such a joy seeing our DIYs in your homes.

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Reader DIY

Susy took inspiration from this heart light tutorial while in lockdown and made her own version using materials she had at home. It’s the perfect addition to her daughter’s bedroom. LOVE!

Heart light
Susy @susy.d.clark made her own version of our sweet heart light using materials she had at home while in lockdown

Gina Beschorner
Gina is an Interior Designer and the Editor of Style Curator, an award-winning interiors blog all about helping you create a more stylish home. She is passionate about sharing her love of design, architecture, decorating and homewares. Having recently finished the build of her dream home, she's now tackling the never ending job of styling it. When she's not blogging or working with interior styling clients, you'll find her running after her 2 children or getting her hands messy in a creative project. Subscribe to our e-newsletter for weekly highlights!


  1. Hi Gina, what a great idea! I am going to make a couple of these for a green wall for my sons engagement party! Can I ask where you purchased the gold string fairy lights from please and how long it was for the one heart you made? Thanks so much


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