Valentine’s Day Patchwork Heart Wreath

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and I wanted to make a Valentine’s Day wreath to hang over our fireplace. 

Instead of a traditional wreath, I made a Valentine’s Day Patchwork Heart and I love the end result!

Heart cut from foam core decorated with squares of fabric for a patchwork appearance.

I had most of the supplies that I needed on-hand and only had to buy an inexpensive sheet of foam board to complete this project.

How to Make a Valentine’s Day Patchwork Heart

Supplies

Foam Board
Sharpie
Utility Knife
Mod Podge
Foam Brush
Coordinating Fabrics Cut into 2.5” Squares – These fabrics would be perfect to use!
Pipe Cleaner

Step One: Cut Out a Heart Using Foam Board

Draw a heart on a piece of foam core board using a Sharpie.

My heart didn’t end up being symmetrical. I should have folded a piece of wrapping paper or brown craft paper in half vertically, drawn half of a heart, cut it out, then traced the heart onto my board.

I drew on the wrong side of my foam core board in case I messed up, then I’d still have a clean “good” side. 

Cut the heart out with a utility knife.

Heart drawn with Sharpie on a foam core board

Step Two: Cut Out Fabric Squares

Cut out fabric squares. I used four coordinating pink fabrics and cut the pieces into 2.5″ squares.

Four coordinating pink fabrics cut into 2.5" squares used to make a Valentine's Day wreath

Step Three: Add the Fabric Squares to the Heart

For this step, you’ll need Mod Podge and a foam brush.

Foam core heart with fabric squares and Mod Podge

Using the foam brush, brush Mod Podge onto a small section of the foam core heart.

Then brush the back of a fabric with Mod Podge, place the square where you want it, then lightly brush your fingers over the square to smooth it into place.

When adding a piece of fabric to the edge of the heart, press the fabric over the edge, brush Mod Podge on the back of the heart, then press the fabric into place on the back side smoothing the fabric with your fingers.

Mod Podge brushed onto a fabric square

Overlap the fabric squares as you add them.

Shades of pink fabric squares

Vary the position of the fabric squares to resemble patchwork.

2.5" fabric squares Mod Podged to a foam core heart.

Continue adding fabric squares until the heart is completely covered with fabric.

Faux patchwork Valentine's Day heart

After the heart is covered with fabric squares, allow it to dry completely.

Step Three: Add a Hanger

Since the patchwork heart is very lightweight, it didn’t need a heavy duty hanger.

I made a hanger out of a pipe cleaner and adhered it to the back of the heart with packing tape.

Wreath hanger made using a pipe cleaner

Step Four: Embellish the Heart

Add a bow to the heart or a felt flower. I made a felt flower and glued it to the heart with craft glue.

Pink felt flower

Step Five: Hang and Enjoy!

I hung my patchwork heart over our mantel.

Valentine's Day Faux Patchwork Heart

This Valentine’s Day wreath was a fun project to make and it can be made in any size or with any color combination of fabric.

This cute heart makes me smile and really brightens up my living room. 

Valentine's Day Faux Patchwork Heart

The heart resting on my mantel was made from cupcake liners. This was another craft that I really enjoyed making.

32 Comments

  1. I sure hope the injections help because they sound painful. This heart is so cute. I love the colors in the fabrics that you used.

  2. Hi Paula! Oh, poor thing! I hope those injections help you really fast! Well, you made good use of your down time as the heart is so pretty! You’re very talented.
    Thanks for popping in tos ee me.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia 😉

  3. Wow! I really really love this- the beautiful look of patchwork without all the sewing! Pinning this! Hope the injections work well for you!

  4. Paula! That is fabulous! I love it. Honestly, when I saw the first picture I enlarged it to see if I could figure out how you made it and I couldn’t! But it’s so super simple and easy and inexpensive. You should teach a class or something, you come up with the best ideas!

  5. What a cute idea for a Valentine’s Day craft! I love the patchwork heart, Paula. Too, too cute!!!

    xoxoxox,
    Ricki Jill

  6. Love the patchwork treatment. What a cute project, Paula!! Hope those injections work and that you’re on the road to good health very soon. 🙂

  7. That is so cute! What a fabulous idea! I’m so behind. I have exactly zero Valentine’s Day decor out.

  8. That is so stinkin’ cute! I love it! i am going to try it with somes varying reds…anyway new to your blog – so cute!

    Please visit me at LoveItSewMuch.blogspot.com

  9. This is so sweet, Paula! I always love a good Mod Podge project. Your heart wreath looks both sentimental and shabby chic. Love the felt flower you added too. Pinning!

  10. Your Mod Podge Valentine’s heart is so pretty… and I love the felt flower you added! Soft pink colors are perfect! Pinned!

  11. I absolutely LOVE this idea. It’s my kind of craft — easy and inexpensive.

    I’m going to feature this at our Party in Your PJs tonight on my Grandma Ideas site. Thanks so much for sharing this wonderful idea!

  12. Just popping back in to let you know this will be featured on the Farmhouse Friday Link party this week! It was so cute and you made it look easy. Thanks for always linking up sweet (pea) friend!

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