Cross Your Heart Valentine Wreath

Cross Your Heart Valentine Wreath by virginiasweetpea

January is almost over and the time is right to decorate the doors of our home for Valentine’s Day.  I made two versions of the same wreath, one for the front door and one for the kitchen door.

The front door version has a white fabric background accented with pink hearts and dark pink yarn.Cross Your Heart White and Pink Wreath

Wreath on Front Door

The kitchen door version has a dark pink with white hearts fabric background accented with white hearts and pink yarn.

Cross Your Heart Pink WreathCross Your Heart Pink Wreath by Sweet PeaDeck Door with Heart Wreath

 

The kitchen door wreath is recycled from a neighbor’s Christmas wreath thrown out with the trash.  I removed all of the greenery and the green plastic over the wreath form and allowed the straw part to dry thoroughly.

How to Recycle a Wreath

The form was then wrapped in duck tape to keep the straw from shedding.  (You can see that it shed quite a bit as I wrapped it.)

How to Recycle a Wreath - Duck Tape on Wreath

 

The form was then wrapped in fabric strips held in place with hot glue.

Recycle a Wreath - Fabric StripsRecycled Wreath Wrapped in Fabric

 

A cookie cutter made an ideal heart template.  Hearts were traced onto felt and then cut out with scissors.

Hearts from Felt

 

After figuring out the placement, the hearts were glued in place and yarn was wrapped around the wreath to make an argyle pattern over the hearts.

Cross Your Heart Pink Wreath by Virginia Sweet Pea

 

The front door wreath was made following the same steps except that its form isn’t recycled.White and Pink Cross Your Heart WreathWhite and Pink Cross Your Heart Wreath2

 

I’m happy to have the outside of our home decorated for the season.  Do you have Valentine décor on  your doors?

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Comments

  1. Cute! Love the dark pink one especially. 🙂

    Aloha,
    Charlie

  2. I love using those straw wreaths! So cheap and easy to cover. 🙂 Love the one you created. Makes me want to whip my out and give it a Valentine’s revamp! 🙂 XO

  3. Super cute! I like how you reused an old wreath. Very clever! I haven’t made a wreath since high school, but I’ve got lots of ideas for some! 🙂

  4. This is so cute!

  5. Hi Paula! Thanks for stopping by the House on Lavender Hill…

    I LOVE your wreath – it’s such a happy touch to both doors. I can’t decide which I like better the white or the pink – they are both adorable! My son is a heart transplant recipient so I love incorporating hearts in my decor all your round. I think I’m going to borrow your idea for Lavender Hill…. hmmmmm… the possibilities are just endless!

    thanks for sharing,
    gena

  6. The one on the front door appears almost like Argyle on first glance. I like!

  7. Very sweet wreath, Paula!

  8. I love both of your wreaths! I am going to try to make one myself. Thanks for the directions.
    I have been reading your blog for some time now, but have never commented. I always enjoy your blog so much! I do not have a blog.

  9. I do like the dark pink best. Shows up good on your door.

  10. I like the pink with white polkadots one! Super cute!

  11. Nice job! Glad you were able to recycle an old wreath.

  12. Both beautiful! Great use of cookie cutters too!

  13. I love this idea! I might do a similar one for St. Patrick’s Day with shamrocks 🙂

  14. I love the argyle-effect that the criss-crosses make! The whole idea and design is wonderful, Paula!

    Jenn

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