Ahhh…love is in the air- it’s February!! Do you decorate for Valentine’s Day? I used to a lot more when my kids were younger. However, I don’t do much anymore for a few reasons. It makes me feel like our home is too cluttered and I don’t have the space like I used to for that much decor. So, I prefer to add some simple touches to keep things interesting and create change. I created this sweet inexpensive little wreath as the perfect Valentine’s Day touch to our mantel. Check out how easy it is…
I love delicate and neutral touches for holiday decor and this wreath was perfect for that purpose. There are so many fun ways you can display this pretty heart. It would also make a great gift.
Here’s What You Need To Create This Simple Heart Wreath
- Wire Coat Hanger
- Wispy greenery
- Florists Wire
- Flowers of your choice
- Ribbon of your choice
- Glue gun
I used a blush velvet ribbon for my first wreath. Then for this one I used a black vintage ribbon.
Using a finer, more delicate type of greenery is what makes this wreath so sweet. Here are 2 styles I think are perfect. Both are purchased from Hobby Lobby Stores.
First, you need to shape your coat hanger in a heart. Just pull at the bottom to create the point and work your way around creating the look you want.
The coat hanger is pretty easy to maneuver just bend around and press it out and up once you get your point created.
Next, clip off strands of your greenery garland into a few long strips.
Once you’ve cut your greenery in the pieces you need (I only needed 2 strands, one for each side.) My greenery was enough to make 2 wreaths.
Next, lay one piece of the greenery on one side and wrap with wire to secure it.. Then, add the piece to the other side. Be sure not to wrap the wire around the entire stem or you won’t have any flow of the greenery. Basically be sure to leave as many loose strands as possible.
Once your greenery is attached, add the flowers of your choice. I always recommend an odd amount and it depends on how full you want the flowers to look. Since it’s a more delicate wreath, I also recommend you keep it more simple. You can add them to the center or off to the side. I just attached them with hot glue.
After you add your flowers, you may have some bare spaces. I just removed s few of the leaves from the floral bunch I bought and glued them in the bare areas to fill it in better.
Then finally, add your ribbon. Because this ribbon was thinner, I added 3 strands and tied each one so it’s about 3 bows. I also left the tails longer to let them flow and give a more relaxed, romantic feel.
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and will make one yourself. I love a simple and inexpensive craft and this one fits the description perfectly.
Wishing you all a fabulous Valentine’s Day…