No matter - I figured I could dress up the heart in some way and turn it into a decorative outdoor piece. Inspiration finally struck yesterday, so I'll show off what I created.
First, the "before" shot:
Dangling from the dining room chandelier, the heart awaits its transformation.
At first, I thought of wiring some beads around the four sections of the heart, but thought that winding fabric strips around those sections would look nice too.
Ultimately I did both. I cut some colorful fabrics into strips and glued them onto the heart, then attached beads randomly with thin wire. Lastly, I dug into my collection of "bling" (parts of old costume jewelry and other bits) to add a bit more sparkle.
And here's the heart now, all glammed up: