Valentine Wreath

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If you’ve been a long time reader of my blog, you know that I love to make wreaths, especially wreaths for holidays.  My front door has been bare for a good while and a recent few days off from school allowed me time to craft a wreath for Valentine’s Day.

A door with a wreath looks so welcoming to guests.  The bold pop of red from the hearts can be seen well from the street, too.

Valentine's Wreath

 

I made this wreath with supplies I had on hand.  I started by covering a straw wreath with strips of burlap.  The base of the hearts were cut from cereal boxes.  Red paper was glued to the back side of each heart in case the cardboard could be seen after adding them to the wreath.

Hearts

I inherited several packages of Nylon Lycra Trim Strips from my mother-in-law’s sewing stash.  The packages had not been opened and I’m not sure what she intended to make with them when she purchased them.

Nylon Lycra Trim Strips

Red and White Lycra Trim Strips

I twisted the trim strip, gluing here and there, to cover each cardboard heart.  I didn’t have a set plan, these ended up being a glue-as-you-go project.

Heart Detail

 

After I made the hearts and placed them where I intended to glue them onto the wreath, I felt like the wreath was a bit plain.  Wrapping it with white trim strips followed by gluing on the red hearts brightened it up a bit.

Valentine's Day Wreath

 

Instead of a bow, I placed a white and a red strip on top of each other, tied it in a knot around the top of the wreath, and trimmed the ends at an angle.

Valentine Wreath

 

My door now looks cheerful and inviting thanks to my Valentine wreath.

Valentine Wreath on Chippendale Door

For more Valentine projects, check out my project gallery or click on the link on my side bar.  Since I’ve been blogging for many years, I now have a nice collection of projects to share.

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Comments

  1. Love it Paula!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

  2. How cute! I love wreaths on doors too. You have finally helped me understand how to hang a wreath on my door too. I have a storm door as well and wreaths don’t fit between the regular door and storm door. I never thought about the command hooks. I’m definitely going to use that now!

    • Megan – That command hook has been on the door for years. It definitely works for wreaths as long as they aren’t super heavy.

  3. So pretty and romantic! You always have the best craft ideas!!!! ~Christy

  4. I love this Paula! The fabric hearts are so creative !
    Hope you have a great week ~Sonya

    • Thanks, Sonya! I was glad to find a use for the trim strips that have been in my stash for so long. It looks like there will be no snow day breaks this week for me but it still should be a great week.

  5. Love the wreath and your front door! -Carla

  6. Very cute, Paula! I admit that I have never in my life made a wreath. Why? I have no idea. But when I see the pretty ones that you make, and how “homey” it would make coming home feel, I think I want to try my hand at it! I rarely spend any thought to the outside of my home. :( I can barely manage what’s INside. LOL

    Serena @ Thrift Diving

  7. I love your wreath! It is so pretty. I love having things on my door too. My kids get me a hard time about it, but I don’t care.

    • One day your kids probably will start copying you, Kathleen. My mom and grandmother always had a seasonal wreath on their door. I have fun making different ones, especially holiday themes.

  8. So cute and festive! Looks great on your door. :)

  9. Super cute Paula!! :)

    Nancy

  10. How perfect. I love this idea. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

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