DIY Valentine’s Day Wreath
DIYing a Valentine’s Day wreath…Ready for another Valentine’s Day craft? Making something for your front door is a super idea. Everyone who rings your doorbell will see it….it’s a great way to show off your creativity and pay a little tribute to the occasion of love and romance.
There’s a number of ways to get started…One time I was shopping at one of my favorite craft venues. You know if you have been to one of those and you see one of those freebie patterns hanging nearby? One day I found one that was for making an adorable Valentine’s Day front door wreath from just two materials…..red and pink yarn and a coat hanger.
I tore one off and saved it for “one day” (ever do that?) unfortunately, the one day came and I have no idea where I put it….Drat! So I had to do a little research and read up on how to make red and pink pom-poms, as the instruction sheet talked about making pompoms to line the coat hanger with that was bent into a heart shape. That’s about all I can remember though!
Heart Wreath Craft Materials List
Much to my chagrin, I didn’t have enough yarn for pompoms…..but I made it work after getting some additional materials. Want to follow along? You’ll need a coat hanger, some yarn (ideally a whole ball of it) ribbons, and a few odds and ends of your choosing. They can include things like ornaments (things like miniature Cupids, little plastic or glass hearts, etc.)
There are also those frames you can buy that are already heart-shaped and have some layers of which you can do a little more intricate designs. If you’re not seeking to go super fancy, try this trick though…..get a coat hanger (keep reading)
Creating the Heart Shaped Frame
Get a coat hanger (I use the ordinary metal ones over the colored ones – they tend to be sturdier) and bend it into a heart shape. It’s pretty similar to the approach I took in this tutorial here. I did use pliers a little bit to get the shape, but be careful not to apply too much pressure. It doesn’t have to be perfect….a heart shape is symmetrical so if your result is anything like mine you are in the ballpark 🙂 Good job!
But if you don’t think you’d like to fool with a coat hanger, I suggest the ready-made frame or another thing you can do is get a Styrofoam heart shape…I kind of wish I had thought of that, but it’s the 5th already and I just wanted to make some headway 🙂
What To Decorate Your Valentine Wreath With?
You can use yarn, fabric scraps, tulle…the sky is the limit as long as it suits Valentine’s Day colors and themes. Pom-poms made from yarn are a popular idea. If you want to make a pompom Valentine wreath, a continuous pompom garland is the way to go.
It will really save you some time, as last I remembered, you had to make a donut-shaped cardboard thingy and wrap around a bunch of yarn a certain way.
But if you’re trying to make a bunch of pompoms, enough to fill up a heart shape, this will make it a whole lot quicker! Try it…if I had more yarn, this is the first thing I would do.
So I ended up wrapping my yarn bundle around the wire coat hanger I had shaped. I secured it in segments and used wire to secure them. I wrapped some ribbon around my wreath to add a little more appeal to it after I had wrapped the yarn bundle all the way around.
The apex of the heart is a good focal point to add a little more finishing touches. I got some pink washi tape, ribbon and made a small bow at the top and wrapped some of it around the coat hanger hook part, to make a ready-made hanger.
Decorating Your Heart Wreath
Also you can embellish your wreath further at the bottom (where the point of the heart is) with a bow, or a cluster of ornaments. I used some wide ribbon and added more emphasis with some of the thinner ribbon in a different color. Gosh, it’s been awhile since I made bows…..I think these have some wiring in them so they will flex a little.
There you have it…..a pretty diy Valentine’s Day heart wreath for your front door that all the neighborhood can see!
I kind of want to add something extra to my wreath, but not sure what yet. I guess I’ll have to go through my trinket stash somewhere and see if there’s anything that might could work.
Hope you enjoy this DIY Valentine’s Day wreath tutorial!