Here is the good news: Even if you don’t consider yourself a “crafter,” even if you aren’t good at making wreaths (like me) you can still make this Valentines Day wreath. It’s THAT easy!
Curious about Valentines Day and why we celebrate this holiday? We were! We found answers to questions like:
- Who was St. Valentine?
- When did the tradition begin?
- What were the early Valentines Day celebrations like?
If you’re curious too, read about the real story and history of Valentines Day. You may be quite surprised by what you learn!
Valentines Day Wreath Supply List
Here are the supplies you will need:
- Heart Frame
- Glue gun & glue sticks
- Ribbon (for hanging and for covering the back if you want to use ribbon)
- Cloth, felt or ribbon for the back of your Valentines Day wreath
- Foam or silk roses – you can decide sizes & colors if you want them all the same or not
- Mat or towel to protect your surfaces
4 Easy Steps to Make Your Valentine’s Day Wreath
Add Ribbon First
Step 1. I didn’t do this, but I think it would be helpful to glue your felt, cloth or ribbon onto the wreath form FIRST rather than last to help catch glue drips.
- I had a problem that my hot glue dripped onto my towel underneath my project and stuck my Valentines Day wreath to my towel.
- You could avoid this by holding your wreath form in your hand while you glued your flowers on.
- Or you could glue your ribbon or cloth backing on first. This could help create a barrier between your wreath on your towel or mat.
- Use a small amount of glue on your wreath form and affix your chosen backing onto your wreath form to cover the entire metal shape.
Note: If you choose to start with this step, you should also add your hanging ribbon at this time. (See step 4)
Attach Roses to Your Valentines Day Wreath
Step 2. Turn your wreath over and begin attaching your small roses to your wreath one by one.
- Add a small amount of hot glue to each flower.
- For the small foam roses like the ones I used, two (2) will fit side by side next to each other to fill the width of the wreath.
- I used 7 6-packs of small foam roses and 1 6-pack of large foam roses to fill my Valentines Day wreath, with one small rose left over.
- Initially the plan was to make it using all one size with the smaller roses. But my store didn’t have enough of the small roses, so I bought the larger roses to fill the rest of the space.
- In the end, I think I like the added interest and texture that the different sized flowers give the wreath.
Notes: You may choose to add more large flowers or layer more flowers. You could also add some white flowers to add interest. Be creative and experiment with what you think looks pretty and make your wreath special.
Create Your Pattern
Step 3. If you bought the same ratio of small flowers to large flowers as I did, then you will want to add 6 small flowers and then attach a large flower.
- Repeat this pattern all the way around your wreath, 6 small, 1 large.
- And you should arrive back at the beginning just about right.
Add Ribbon to Valentines Day Wreath
Step 4. Turn your wreath over and add your hanging ribbon.
- Simply use hot glue to attach one side of the ribbon to the back of the top of the Valentines Day wreath.
- Then fold it in half and glue it together like a sandwich so it sticks together in a loop.
More Valentines Day Inspiration
Looking for more Valentines Day decor, projects, and ideas? We have plenty of blog posts to fit the bill.
Looking for entertainment/food ideas? Head to our post, How to Create the Perfect Chocolate Fondue Charcuterie Board
How about creating a gorgeous table? Head to our post, How to Create Budge-Friendly Valentines Day Tablescape.
And stay tuned, Friends!
Coming very soon are more Valentines Day blog posts:
- How to Create Valentines Day Tiered Trays and
- Easy Valentines Day Flower Displays.
In the meantime, Happy Crafting!
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Amanda Marie says
The wreath is so adorable! What a fun and easy to do project. It’s perfect!
Thank you so much Amanda! That means a lot! It really was both fun and easy. Gotta love it! XO ~ Julie & Jodie
Sarah @ The DIY Mommy says
Your wreath is adorable! Your idea to add the ribbon to the back first is really smart.
Sarah, Well, a compliment like that, actually any compliment from you, means a whole heck of a lot. Thank you for your kindness. XO ~ Julie & Jodie
I really don’t decorate much for Valentine’s Day but this is such a pretty way to add a little festivity to the home without it being too much. I love it!
Lynn, Thanks so much for the kind reply. We might be in agreement with you. We don’t necessarily do too much. But whenever we decide to create, no matter what the occasion, it seems we’re always happy we did. XO ~ Julie & Jodie
Olivia Hartley says
This is a really awesome and helpful article for me. I really appreciate your work for providing such useful information, thank you so much!
We are so glad you found our post helpful! Best wishes, Julie & Jodie