Valentine’s Day Heart Wreath
The feast of Saint Valentine is celebrated around the world on the 14th of February. Each country has its own way of celebrating it but the language of love is universal. People tend to have special dates and give special gifts to their loved ones. The gifts may be in the form of flowers and chocolates and some are greeting cards that express their love.
Many people don’t take the time to decorate their home for the occasion but for some people, they want to celebrate it with flair. There are several ways of decorating your home for the occasion, some may be expensive but there are many ways of doing it on a budget. This wreath is an eye catcher since it is so colorful. I have used simple materials, yet the end product is outstanding.
If you are still on the lookout for several Valentine’s Day decorating ideas, then you need check out this great wreath. This is a cool activity that many can make even with a beginner’s level of crafting ability though this may be time-consuming, but I can assure you that it will be all worth it. So what are you waiting for? Prepare the materials, get a friend to help and start making this cool wreath!
Gather all the materials needed for this tutorial:
Step 1: Draw a perfect circle using a medium to large-sized object on a piece of cereal box. You should have an inner circle that is smaller and an outer circle. The width of the wreath base should be at least 2 1/2 to 3 1/4 inches thick. The size of this wreath base would be based on your own preference.
Step 2: Cut the wreath base from the cereal box.
Step 3: Cut random color and size of the heart from the sponge papers. Create as many hearts as possible since this will cover the wreath base of this project. If you don’t want to spend as a lot of time cutting out hearts, you can use these heart-shaped paper punch that will work with foam paper.
Step 4: Randomly glue the hearts on the wreath base. The hearts can overlap to each other and the sizes can be placed anywhere you want just as long as the orientation of hearts are unidirectional to each other, meaning all of them should be in an upright position.
Step 5: Continuously place and glue the hearts on the wreath base until the whole body is covered with the heart sponges.
Step 6: Cut at least 2 1/2 to 4 inches long floral ribbon.
Step 7: Glue the ends of the floral ribbon together using hot glue.
Step 8: Cut another floral ribbon strip of at least 2 to 3 inches long and a small strip which is at least 1/2 to 3/4 inches long. The long strip would be used as the tail of the bow and the short strip is the binding strip of the bow in the middle.
Step 9: Pinch the center of the joint ends ribbon in the center to form a bow.
Step 10: Wrap the center of the pinched ribbon with the short strip of ribbon and insert the long strip of floral ribbon on the bottom part of the bow to create a full-blown bow. Make diagonal cuts at the ends of the bow’s tail.
Step 11: Place the floral bow at the bottom part of the wreath’s body. Glue this to permanently fix it on the wreath.
Step 12: Cut at least 4 centimeters long golden metallic thread and glue this at the topmost part of the wreath at the back.
Step 13: Tada! Finished! You can now hang your colorful heart wreath just in time for the big V-Day!
This heart wreath can be used annually, just make sure to store it properly. This is a perfect wreath for the heart’s day and would definitely capture the hearts of your guest or even your family members. You can even make a bigger version of this using the same procedures. Just make sure to allow plenty of time on this project since the heart cutting is really time-consuming.
Hindsight being 20/20, I would choose a different ribbon or leave it off altogether.
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