Two Easy DIY Wreaths for Valentine's Day
There are many ways to decorate your home for the holidays. If you like to display seasonal wreaths on your front door, there are many different creative do-it-yourself wreaths that you can make any time of the year. Here are two easy wreaths you can make for Valentine's Day with just a few supplies from your local craft store.
Valentine's Day Felt Wreath
This pretty wreath you can customize by making it any color you want. The one in the example is red, but you could make the wreath pink, white, or use any combination of the three. Make more than one and place them on more than one door in your home.
To make this felt wreath you will need:
- Heart shaped styrofoam wreath
- 3/4 yard red felt
- Fabric pins
Most craft stores carry heart-shaped styrofoam wreaths for about $5. Use your 50% off coupons and stock up. Styrofoam has become very expensive in recent years. The total cost for this wreath is around $10.
This wreath is very easy to make but it does take a little time, generally two to three hours. It works well to cut out the felt in one sitting and then pin it on the wreath in another sitting.
You will need to cut approximately 75 3-inch circles out of the felt. Find a drinking glass that has a diameter of 3 inches and use it as a pattern to trace onto the felt.
If you can't find felt on the bolt (it is cheaper this way), you can also use squares of felt that you can find at most craft stores. You will need approximately 16 squares of felt to complete this project.
After you have cut out the circles, pick up one of the circles and fold it in half. Fold it in half again. Place a fabric pin near the bottom of the piece, through all layers of felt. Attach the piece of felt to the styrofoam wreath.
Continue pinning the circles of felt to the wreath until the wreath is covered. This part of the project goes pretty fast. Fill in any gaps with additional felt circles.
Valentine's Day Ornament Wreath
This wreath is actually made from Christmas ornaments, but it is a very pretty Valentine's Day decoration. For this project you will need:
- Heart shaped styrofoam wreath
- Silver garland
- Red, pink, and/or silver Christmas ball ornaments
- Glue gun
Wind the silver garland around the wreath so that you cannot see the wreath through the garland. Cut off any remaining garland and glue the garland in place with a hot glue gun. If you don't have a styrofoam wreath, you can also use a heart shaped grapevine wreath instead.
Using the hot glue gun, glue the ball ornaments to the tinsel until you are happy with the arrangement. It is okay if the tinsel shows in between the ornaments.
These Valentine's Day wreaths are very easy to make, you can make them during a weekend afternoon or while you watch television in the evening. Don't limit your festive wreaths to the Christmas season, you can use great wreaths to accent your decor any time of year.
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