Use up some of your fabric scraps to make a cute and cheerful DIY Valentines Day wreath that will set a festive mood at your front door.
Nothing says Valentine’s Day quite like some pretty pinks and the word love but you can totally personalize this wreath to your own tastes by changing out the color choices or choosing another word for your bunting such as “amor” or “xoxo”.
How to Make a DIY Valentines Day Wreath
Round up your pretty fabric scraps leftover from other projects, a wreath form, and we’ll get started.
What you need:
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Craft Tools Needed:
1. Wrap the wreath form in fabric.
Cut your fabric into 2 inch wide strips. For this wreath I used a 12 inch wreath form but if you are making a smaller one then you may want to use thinner strips, like 1.5 or 1 inch wide.
Start your wrapping by holding the end of a strip on the back of your wreath form. Wrap the fabric strip around the wreath form, overlapping about half of the strip.
Keep going until you get to the end of a strip and use your hot glue gun to glue the end of it down on the back of the wreath form. If your strip doesn’t naturally end at the back of your form just trim it so that it does.
Start your next strip on the back in line with the last and continue to wrap it around until you have completely covered the wreath.
The place where you end will look a little different because there’s no overlap, but don’t worry about that because we will cover it with fabric flowers.
2. Make the fabric flowers and leaves.
Cut strips of fabric to make your flowers. For my larger flowers I cut strips that were 1.5 X 36 inches long and for the smaller ones I cut strips that were 1.5 X 18 inches long.
To make a flower you will tie a knot at the end of a strip.
Put a dab of hot glue on the side of the knot. Then take your fabric strip, twist it, and wrap it around the knot so that it attaches to the knot.
Repeat the gluing, twisting, and wrapping process until you get to the end of the strip. Glue the end of it around to the back.
For each leaf you will cut out a two leaves from fabric and one from felt. Sandwich the felt in the middle of the two fabric pieces and glue them all together. I added the felt to give the leaves a bit more stability.
Arrange your flowers and leaves into place on your wreath form. Once you find an arrangement you like hot glue them down.
3. Make the bunting.
Cut out more strips of fabric. I cut out strips that were roughly 2 X 8 inches. Then fold them in half and cut a diagonal running about 3/4 inch in order to make the triangle indents at the ends.
Cut out your desired phrase from felt. Fold the bunting pieces over and glue the felt onto your bunting pieces. Insert a piece of yarn or string and glue the bunting pieces shut.
Glue the ends of the yarn to the back of your wreath. Add a ribbon to hang it up and your DIY Valentine’s Day wreath is all done!
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Cat is a former teacher turned stay-at-home mom who writes the blog Mary Martha Mama. While pregnant with her firstborn she decided to sew a quilt for her sister and that project kicked off a love affair with all things crafty that continues today. On Mary Martha Mama she shares sewing, crafts, DIY projects, recipes, and life as a mom to two little boys in beautiful Ohio.
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