Project Friday: Valentine’s Day Wreath

I wasn’t going to make anything for Valentine’s Day, but all of the cute stuff around the web changed my mind.  All of the reds and pinks were totally inspiring.  Of course pink is already on my mind with Baby Girl on the way!

You Need:

  • Yarn
  • Paint chips (I had some spares) or cardstock
  • Lined paper
  • Embroidery floss
  • Scissors
  • Cardboard or foam board
  • Needle
  • Hot glue gun
  • Pencil

Cut your paper into strips about 3 inches wide.  Once you start forming your wreath you will be able to tell how many you need.  Start with about 10-20 if using notebook paper.

Start folding the strips so they have rounded edges.

Make sure you have a needle and thread ready to go, with a knot on one end of the thread. Once you have a folded piece of paper stick your needle through the middle.

You can see we are sort of making a garland.  Cut out a circle from your cardboard or foam board the size you want your wreath to be.  We are going to keep stringing paper loops on our thread until it’s big enough to go all the way around our circle.

Cut out a piece of your lined paper to cover your cardboard circle.  Write a sentiment with red marker and glue it on.

Now heat up your glue gun and start gluing your paper loop garland onto your wreath.  Just smush the edges gently into the glue, it holds I promise.  And it doesn’t have to be perfect, just circular enough!

I whipped up some finger knitting with my red yarn because I wanted to hide the raw edges of the foam board and the wreath needed more color.  If you don’t know how to finger knit, check out this finger knitting tutorial by Flax and Twine.  It’s one of the easiest crafts I’ve ever come across, my seven year old is a pro.

You can embellish your wreath however you want.  I decided to make a tiny heart garland out of paint chips and embroidered doodle hearts.

Cut out a circle, doodle your heart on the back, punch some holes, and stitch a running stitch around your doodle.

Hot glue your hearts to a piece of yarn and your yarn to your wreath and you are finished.

I hope you enjoy this sweet little project!

Linked up this week to Tatertots & Jello, House of Hepworths, One Creative Mommy, Funky Junk Interiors, Making the World CuterUnder the Table and Dreaming, Craft-O-Maniac, Skip To My Lou, Sumo’s Sweet Stuff, The Girl Creative, Six Sisters’ Stuff, Ginger Snap Crafts, Someday Crafts, Polkadots on Parade, Whipperberry, and Little Inspiration.
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5 thoughts on “Project Friday: Valentine’s Day Wreath

  1. What a clever idea, and I love how it’s made with stuff most crafters already have lying around the house. Thanks for linking up at One Creative Weekend on OneCreativeMommy.com!

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