Love is in the air with Valentine’s Day just a few weeks away! In honor of the holiday, my friends and I are sharing DIY Valentine wreath ideas that we hope will inspire you to get your front door all dressed up.
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DIY Valentine Wreath – Pinterest Challenge
If you’ve followed my blog for a while, you know how much I love a good Pinterest Challenge! Each month, my dear friend Cindy from County Road 407 challenges a group of bloggers to recreate an image from Pinterest. Let me tell ya, everyone rises to the challenge!
If you’re stopping by from Cindy’s blog, you’ve already admired the pretty Valentine’s Day wreath on her front door. There’s more eye candy where that came from at the end of this post!
First, let’s start with the inspiration photo…
Heart Wreath Inspiration Photo
Our inspiration for February’s challenge comes from Sky at Capital B. She made this sweet and whimsical heart-shaped wreath using craft wire and paper flowers.
As a scrapbook-paper-loving girl, this felt right up my alley!
Since I have a black front door, I threw a few more supplies in to create contrast. However, I tried to pay homage to Sky’s wreath in the process.
The main elements I included are the following:
- Heart-shaped wreath form
- Scrapbook paper
- Mini heart cutouts
In my interpretation, I ended up deviating quite a bit from the original photo. Sometimes that happens when trying to adapt a style to your own home. That’s the fun of a challenge like this!
DIY Heart Wreath Tutorial
I decided to make a double-heart wreath for my front door because the only wreath form I could find was a wee bit small. (More on that later.)
- Heart-shaped wreath forms (2)
- Burlap ribbon (approximately 15 ft for two wreaths)
- Accent ribbons (optional)
- Wood heart cutouts
- Scrapbook paper
- Mod Podge Matte
- Faux flowers
- Floral wire
- Hot glue
- Paint brush
Note: If you wait to buy your heart-shaped wreath 30 days before Valentine’s Day, you’re too late! Or so I thought. Someone will gladly sell you Dollar Tree wreaths marked up 750% on Amazon, I discovered. Gah!
You can always substitute a round wreath or grapevine swag in this tutorial. Another good option is craft wire, like our inspiration blogger used for her wreath.
Step 1: Wrap Wire Wreath in Burlap
To begin, wrap your wreath forms in burlap (or the material of your choice) using floral wire to secure it to the frame.
I slightly overlapped my burlap to prevent the wreath from showing through the ribbon.
I debated whether to use a different pull-through method for this burlap wreath as I did in my Burlap Valentine’s Wreath last year. However, I wanted a cleaner look for the porch this time.
Step 2: Create Decoupage Wooden Hearts
To add a little nod to Sky’s original wreath, I decided to decoupage a few wooden hearts using scrapbook paper.
If you haven’t tried decoupage before, you can check out my Complete Guide to Decoupage on Wood. It’s a simple craft, but I do have a few tips and tricks.
The first step is simply tracing the heart shapes onto the scrapbook paper.
Then apply a coat of Mod Podge to the wood, place the heart cut-out on top, and wait for it to dry about 20-30 minutes.
Once the paper has dried, you can apply a top coat of Mod Podge again to seal the paper.
Step 3: Attach heart banner and faux florals
The final step to making your wreath is assembling all the pieces.
First, I secured the two hearts together using floral wire. I like how it represents two becoming one. (I know, I’m a hopeless romantic!)
Next, I added a bit of accent ribbon to give the wreath a touch of black for contrast.
Then, I attached three decoupage wooden hearts by hot-gluing them onto a thinner piece of burlap ribbon and securing the ends of the “garland” to the wreath with wire.
Finally, I placed my faux florals in the center. I have to mention that this bouquet of flowers was a major score at my local thrift store!
For an extra “shabby chic” touch, I tied a piece of burlap and lace ribbon around the bouquet.
I played with a few variations in ribbon, and I’m still not quite sure I’m “done” with this DIY Valentine wreath. Does that ever happen to you?
The good thing about a Valentine craft like this is you can easily redesign it throughout the years!
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Continue Your Tour
Don’t forget my friends have more Valentine’s Day inspiration for you. Check out the handmade decor below, and try some of these projects at home!
Next on your tour is Angie from Postcards From the Ridge. She is so talented, I know you’ll love her DIY fabric flower wreath!