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!
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
Coordinating Fabrics Cut into 2.5” Squares – These fabrics would be perfect to use!
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.
Step Two: Cut Out Fabric Squares
Cut out fabric squares. I used four coordinating pink fabrics and cut the pieces into 2.5″ squares.
Step Three: Add the Fabric Squares to the Heart
For this step, you’ll need Mod Podge and a foam brush.
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.
Overlap the fabric squares as you add them.
Vary the position of the fabric squares to resemble patchwork.
Continue adding fabric squares until the heart is completely covered with fabric.
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.
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.
Step Five: Hang and Enjoy!
I hung my patchwork heart over our mantel.
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.
The heart resting on my mantel was made from cupcake liners. This was another craft that I really enjoyed making.
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.
Love this. How excited was I when I realized it was no sew! Great idea. Pin, stumble, tweet, fb…
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,
Super cute! 🙂 Love it!
Wow! I really really love this- the beautiful look of patchwork without all the sewing! Pinning this! Hope the injections work well for you!
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!
What a cute idea for a Valentine’s Day craft! I love the patchwork heart, Paula. Too, too cute!!!
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. 🙂
love all the variations of pinks! perfect for v’s day!
That is so cute! What a fabulous idea! I’m so behind. I have exactly zero Valentine’s Day decor out.
Love the patchwork idea and the felt flower is adorable!
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!
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I hope you don’t mind, I shared this on my blog today.
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Thats a great idea . My daughter would love to do something like this. Thanks for the idea!!!!!
great idea! your very crafty.
I found you on Tater Tots and Jello and I would love it if you would share this with our readers too for Fun Stuff Fridays! http://www.toysinthedryer.com/2012/02/14-days-of-valentines-fun-stuff-fridays_10.html
I love an easy DIY. This is so pretty, Paula. I especially love the fabric you used! Thanks for sharing.
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!
This is such a beautiful DIY project. I think it would be fun to do with the kids too.
I always fall in love with Mod Podge projects! Your heart is just perfect!
Thank you so much! I had a lot of fun making this.
Your Mod Podge Valentine’s heart is so pretty… and I love the felt flower you added! Soft pink colors are perfect! Pinned!
Super cute way to use up scraps!
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Have a great week,
What a darling heart wreath! I always love modge podge…yours is just so sweet!
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!
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!
What a sweet way to use little scraps of fabric. Love it! Thank you for stopping by to share with us at Handmade Monday
So pretty in pink. I adore this patchwork heart!
Have a great week,