I love making seasonal wreaths. I've never made one for Valentine's Day! You can make this fun, easy craft in about an hour. It is a good project for older kids or mom to make! One heart wreath costs approximately $5 to make.
Here are the supplies that you will need:
- 6-inch styrofoam wreath
- Large bag of conversation hearts
- Glue gun
To make this craft you will likely need two glue sticks and about 3/4 of a bag of candy hearts. It's best to buy a second bag for eating! Your kids will not leave you alone while you do this unless they are asleep.
Let your glue gun heat up while you sort through your candy hearts. Set aside broken candy hearts, and choose the ones with the best sayings on them.
There are different ways to arrange the hearts on the wreath. I tried to arrange a flat layer of hearts on the front, sides, and inside of the wreath. They will not line up perfectly but you should be able to arrange them fairly uniformly. To give your wreath a 3D effect, finish by gluing hearts randomly on top of the first layer.
You can glue the hearts by first putting a drop of hot glue on the heart and then putting it on the wreath, or you can place a line of hot glue on the wreath and then quickly place the hearts on. You can put them on faster this way, but you need to have the hearts ready to put on quickly because the hot glue will start melting the styrofoam.
Let your wreath dry for a couple of hours, and then you can attach a ribbon to hang it with.
These wreaths are so cute! Make one for yourself, and one for a friend for Valentine's Day.
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