We don’t do a ton of crafts around here, or, to be more exact– I don’t do a ton of crafts (you can always find scraps of paper and glitter all over the house, courtesy of my 8 year old). For one, it’s hard to have an interrupted moment to get creative (beyond painting with my toddler) these days, and secondly, crafting is not my forte, it is not something that speaks to my soul. I think I mostly get my creative fix in the kitchen when I do some free-hand cooking or baking. But once in a while, I really enjoy getting together with my girls…as long as it is easy!
This DIY Valentine’s wreath couldn’t be easier. It is also very inexpensive, all the supplies are from a Dollar store. Even with the help from a 2 year old, it didn’t take us more than 5 minutes to put it all together.
Here is what you’ll need to make the wreath:
- Foam wreath base (we used 8 inch size)
- Burlap ribbon (we used 1 1/2 spools, 3 yards each)
- Decorative ribbon (you won’t need the entire spool, so you’ll have some ribbon left for future projects)
- Foam glitter hearts (you can cut them out of glitter paper yourself)
- A heart-shaped bead (not pictured)
- Hot glue gun
To make the wreath:
1. Hot glue one end of the burlap ribbon to the foam base (be careful pressing the burlap, the hot glue seeps through it easily.) This will be the back side of the wreath.
2. Wrap the burlap all around the base and secure the end with hot glue on the back side of the wreath.
3. Start hot gluing glitter hearts in random order, pressing each one for a few seconds to adhere.
4. Make simple bow from your decorative ribbon and hot-glue it in the center of the bottom part of the wreath, glue a bead in the center of the bow.
5. Thread decorative ribbon through the wreath and hot glue to make a loop for hanging the wreath.
Here it is in the sitting room:
Next Valentine’s “craft” we plan on doing is more up my alley: Valentine sugar cookies. This has been our tradition for a few years, kids and I look forward to it every time. Come back for the recipe soon!
Are you a crafty person? Do you do Valentine’s crafts, easy or otherwise?