It's the beginning of January, and the Christmas decorations have been stored away for another year. Now that Valentine Season is here, it's time to put your heart and soul into making some creative Valentine's Day decorations. With just a few craft supplies, you can create this simple Valentine's wreath DIY that will look very pretty hanging in your home all year round.
The best part is, you don't have to be an experienced crafter to make these pretty wreaths, making them perfect Valentine's Day crafts for beginners too! To make this Valentine's wreath DIY even easier for you, I've created a complete, beginner-friendly step-by-step tutorial!
DIY Valentine's wreath inspiration
I've seen some beautiful wreaths for the front door on Pinterest but today, I'm sharing something a bit different. I wanted to make this Valentine's Day craft last year after I made the cute wood bunnies and the garland with paper hearts, but unfortunately, I ran out of time and didn't get around to it.
Although I made this cute wreath as a Valentine's craft, it would also make a great Mother's Day gift, or a beautiful decoration for a boho-style bedroom, or a baby girl's nursery.
See my 'Top Tip' below for more ways to repurpose this cute Valentine's wreath.
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Supplies for making a Valentine's wreath
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See the list below for the supplies you'll need to make this Valentine's wreath DIY. You can probably get most of them from the dollar store or craft store but I've also linked to an online store where possible.
- An embroidery hoop or similar (8-inch)
- 3m/10ft 10mmThick cotton rope
- Cotton macrame rope or thin twine
- Dried flowers in different colors (alternative - faux flowers or floral picks)
- Thin paper covered craft wire or
- Silver floral wire
- Naturally wrapped vine covered craft wire
- Wire cutters or a pair of scissors
- Small piece of burlap ribbon with lace
- 3 Ribbons in the colors of your choice. I used pink velvet, beige and green polka dot colored ribbons.
- Glue gun
- Door hanger suction cups (optional)
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DIY wreaths - Instructions
There are two halves to this Valentine's Day wreath DIY. One side has been created with macramé knots, and the other with dried flowers. Even if you've never made anything with macramé before, you'll be able to make this wreath.
This is such a fun wreath to make. The macramé knots are very doable and you'll soon get the hang of it!
Step one - Make a macramé wreath
There's a video tutorial coming out for this Valentine's wreath DIY which will make it easier for you to see the process. As soon as the video is ready, I'll add a link to it here.
Edited: You can find the YouTube video tutorial at the end of the post.
- The first step is to attach the end of the thin twine or macrame rope to the side of the hoop with a knot.
- Next, wrap the twine around the hoop about twenty times and tie it off with another knot.
- Fold the rope, leaving a short end of about 10 inches/26cm. Slip the loop underneath the hoop.
- Pull the loop forwards and push both pieces of rope through to create the first macramé knot.
- Thread the long end of the rope underneath the embroidery hoop. Pull it back towards you over the top of the embroidery hoop and out to the right side. Pull the ends of the rope tight.
- Push the rope over the top of the hoop, then guide it underneath and pull tight through the loop.
- Continue with alternating knots until half of the hoop is covered. (You will jump over the center twine).
Step two - Make a dried flower wreath
- Gather a small bunch of dried flowers, and starting at the top, attach them to the wreath with thin paper wire or craft wire.
- Attach a second bundle of dried flowers to the wreath, slightly overlapping the first bunch, and covering the flower stems.
- Continue adding bunches of dried flowers around the second half of the wreath.
- Attach the last bundle of flowers at the bottom of the wreath, facing them in the opposite direction.
Step three - Make a ribbon bow
- Cut a small piece of burlap ribbon to the size you want your bow to be.
- Next, cut two pieces of each of your contrast ribbons. Fold each piece of ribbon in half and snip the ends as shown.
- To make a bow, lay the contrast ribbons over the burlap ribbon, pinch in the middle and tie off with a piece of paper wire.
- Attach the ribbon bow to the wreath with a piece of wire.
Step four - Make a wired word, 'love'
- Use the naturally wrapped craft wire to make the word 'love' as seen in the image above. I twisted the wire around a bottle of nail polish, to make the 'O' and added a small heart shape at the end.
- Attach the wire word to the center of the wreath with some thin craft wire.
★Tip★ Alternatively, you could use cotton thread or clear nylon fishing wire to attach the wire word to the middle of the wreath.
Step five - Tidy up the back of the Valentine's wreath
- Turn the wreath face down. Use scissors to cut the ends of the rope at the top and bottom of the embroidery hoop wreath.
- Using a hot glue gun, add a drop of hot glue to the ends of the rope, (top and bottom), then press them against the last rope knot to secure them in place.
Step six - Hanging your Valentine's wreath
The final step is making a hanger for your Valentine's Day wreath.
- Tie a piece of twine to the top of your Valentine's wreath in the center of the hoop.
- Thread three wooden beads onto the twine.
- Make a loop in the twine and tie a knot.
- Hang your wreath and enjoy!
Valentine's wreath DIY - Storage
To protect the dried flowers and keep them free of dust, store your DIY Valentine wreath in a box when not in use.
Watch it on YouTube
I recommend you watch my video tutorial before you begin. Please leave a comment so I can say hello. 🙂
Shop Valentine's Day wreaths
If you love the look of this DIY Valentine's Day wreath but don't have time to make one, take a look at the beautiful ready-made wreaths to buy, below:
You could make more wire words to switch out throughout the seasons or use your wreath for other occasions. I've listed some examples below:
- Turn your wreath into a welcome wreath by adding the wired word 'Welcome'.
- Add a baby's or child's name and hang the wreath in their bedroom.
- Turn your wreath into a Mother's Day gift with the wired word 'Mother/Mom/Mum' etc.
- Create lots of these wreaths to turn into DIY hanging wedding decorations.
- Give one of these wreaths as a gift, and add the recipient's name to the Center.
- Make wired words, 'Spring', 'Summer', 'Autumn', and 'Winter' so you can switch up your wreath throughout the seasons.
- Macrame wreaths with dried flowers also make great DIY Boho bedroom décor.
Although this Valentine's wreath DIY is a little different from the usual Valentine's wreaths you see on Pinterest, it's definitely more versatile and longer lasting.
Admittedly, if you're making the macramé knots for the first time, you may find it a bit fiddly at first, particularly if you are new to macramé, but the knots are so easy, you'll soon get the hang of it. It's worth persevering for such a beautiful Valentine craft.
If you have any unusual Valentine's day wreath ideas, I'd love to hear them. Let me know in the comments below.
Have fun creating your Valentine's wreath DIY, and don't forget to tag me on social @Chalking_Up_Success so I can see your lovely wreaths!
Last of all, remember, a Valentine's wreath is not just for Valentine's Day!
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