If you’re looking for easy, cute and inexpensive Valentine’s Day decor ideas, this Valentines wreath tutorial is the perfect project to make your home a little more festive!
Valentines wreath tutorial
It seems I’m in full mode on Valentine’s Day crafting/baking/cooking. And today I’ve got a fabulous project! A Valentines wreath tutorial made with such simple materials you probably have on hand already. This is a great project to use up some of those fabric scraps you keep stashing and an excellent way for the beginner crafter to put their skills to a good (and pretty) use.
I used scraps of fleece, both white and red, tulle, burlap fabric, satin and a small piece of ribbon I had no use for anymore. You can of course use any other types of fabric, depending on your fabric scraps stash. I also found a good use for some polystyrene that’s been screaming for attention for about a year now. I had no idea I have this but just cleaned the attic and found this little gem hidden under a pile of wire (which will have to be put to work too, soon). If you don’t have any, you can use a Styrofoam circle, much neater btw. But you know me, I’m cheap..err…savvy! I’m savvy, the word is savvy, not cheap!
I cut and sewn all the hearts and flowers by hand as I wanted my wreath to really look handmade and somehow get a rustic look which was completed by the burlap fabric. I used pins instead of a glue gun to attach the burlap, tulle, hearts and flowers to the base because I wanted to be able to take these down and reuse when the Valentines is over. Savvy, I told you!
Valentines wreath tutorial
- polystyrene (or Styrofoam circle) ( White Styrofoam Round Circle Craft set of 13)
- Burlap fabric
- Tulle fabric scraps
- Red Fleece scraps
- White fleece scraps
- Pink satin fabric scraps
- Red and white thread
- 1 large and 1 medium plate or bowl
- Cutting tool
- Start by placing the large bowl or plate on the polystyrene and cut all the way around with a cutter.
- On the resulting circle, place the medium bowl and cut all the way around it.
- Take your burlap fabric and fold it in 4 to form sort of a long strip of fabric. You may need to use 2 strips.
- Pin one end to the back of your polystyrene circle and start wrapping the fabric around the circle. When done, pin into place.
- Cut 6 hearts from the red and 6 from the white fleece for the back and front of the hearts (so you’ll have 3 red and 3 white hearts), fill with fabric scraps and sew the edges by hand, using contrast thread (red for the white hearts, white for the red hearts).
- Make the fabric flowers. Cut 2 circles from the pink satin and stitch all the way around the edges of each then gather to the center and stitch to the back. Stitch a button in the center where the raw edges gather.
- Take the tulle and randomly gather it on the lower left hand side of the wreath, pinning into place as you go. Gather in small batches. Leave a longer strip ungathered at the base to just hang.
- Place 5 of the hearts wherever you want them, over the gathered tulle and pin
- Pin the extra heart and the 2 satin flowers on the opposite side.
- Make a large loop from ribbon to hang on a wall or your front door.